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Hospital Corpsman Personnel Qualification Standards

Hospital Corpsman
Personnel Qualification Standards
(HM/BDA PQS Program) 
HMs are an essential element of Navy Medicine's primary mission in keeping the Navy and Marine Corps ready, healthy, and on the job.  The PQS program delineates the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities individuals must demonstrate before performing specific duties and establishes a learning continuum that focuses on developing a higher level of medical proficiency within the Hospital Corps.
Completion of the HM PQS applies to Hospital Corpsmen graduating from the new "A" School curriculum implemented on 5 July 2017 and assigned to a Budget Submitting Office (BSO) 18 medical treatment facility (MTF).  HMs who graduate "C" schools via training pipeline are not required to complete the HM PQS.  PQS candidates must demonstrate proficiency in each of the competencies as documented in the PQS sections contained in NAVEDTRA 43699-1 and NAVEDTRA 43699-2.

Point of Contact:

HM and DBA PQS Enterprise Program Manager
HMC(FMF) Jeremiah J. Haven, NMPDC/OPD
Work Phone:  301-319-3889
HM and DBA PQS Assistant Enterprise Program Manager
HM1 Jimmy Plascencia, NMPDC/OPD
Work Phone: 301-295-1836


Navy Medicine East
HM and DBA PQS Regional Program Manager
HMCS Mark Chesney
Work Phone: 757-953-6317
Navy Medicine West
HM and DBA PQS Regional Program Manager
HMCS Kati Ivey
Work Phone: 619-767-6070