The Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI) is a detachment of Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC). It was established April 3, 1998 in San Diego, CA at the Naval Submarine Base, Point Loma. SWMI moved to NSHS San Diego, May 2008.
Between 1993 and 1995, the COMNAVSURPAC and COMNAVSURFLANT Force Medical Officers recognized the need to standardize and upgrade the training of the General Medical Officer assigned to the Fleet.
The staff at SWMI are a diverse collection of highly qualified professionals and subject matter experts; their qualifications and experiences reflect a broad range of training resulting in various curriculum programs. Accredited by Navy Medicine, Manpower, Personnel Training and Education (NM MPT&E) Command, SWMI provides six major operational courses for CME & CE credits.