NMFDC July Newsletter

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On behalf of the Naval Medical Force Development Center (NMFDC), please see the attached JUL 2021 NMFDC Newsletter:

This month’s newsletter provides a summary of the readiness-related takeaways from the Surgeon General’s All Hands. There is also an interview with CAPT Charles Cather, Director of Nursing Services aboard the USNS Comfort, regarding the importance of tracking Naval Medical Readiness Criteria for the Nurse Corps and how Navy Medicine can improve readiness of Naval medical personnel deploying to expeditionary environments.

Military Health System Research Symposium Cancelled

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The 2021 MHSRS has been cancelled due to concerns related to the high COVID-19 variant rate in the Orlando-Kissimmee area.

It is up to the attendee to cancel any hotel reservations. This should be done as soon as possible to avoid any charges.

All registration and vendor fees will be refunded in their entirety.

Here is the page where I got this:

https://mhsrs.amedd.army.mil/SitePages/Home.aspx

MC Detailer Updates – War College, GME/GMO Detailer Position (O4), Operational Tours, Non-Specialty Specific Billets

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Here are some updates from the MC Detailers:

War College – PERS is looking for senior officers (O5/6) to attend Navy War College this fiscal year. Navy Medicine has 11 quotas spread over the three class-up dates (Nov 21, Feb 22 and July 22). Classes run 10-13 months (depending on session) with a 2 year service obligation after graduation. Graduates receive a MS in National Defense Studies. JPME phase 1 completion is an absolute prerequisite. Interested officers should contact their detailer directly.

Detailer position at PERS – Looking for relief of our Medical training/GMO/GME detailer. Ideal candidate would be O4 who has completed a utilization tour with previous operational experience. They would need to have met minimum 2 years’ time on station and able to move later this year. This is a high impact position which will be critical as we transition to straight through training and OMO tours in the future. Interested officers should contact CAPT Wayne Smith (Senior MC Detailer, Wayne dot R dot Smith2 < at > navy dot mil) directly.

Operational tours – We are predicting significant gaps in operational communities this FY, specifically flight surgery and undersea medicine. With concurrent shortages in the FM community, ALL specialties will be considered to fill these operational requirements. Officers with previous FS/UMO experience will be closely scrutinized for potential operational orders. Officers interested in pursuing an operational tour should contact their detailer directly.

Non Specialty Specific (NSS) slate – We are finalizing the NSS slate and plan to release via SL’s to the various communities in late August/early September.

A general theme for this detailing cycle is PATIENCE. With the multiple, competing priorities we are facing, the detailing/SL teams will need to be deliberate and methodical going forward. We may not be able to cut orders as early as officers may like, especially to CONUS MTF billets. We have to see how the various slates look (command, milestone, SEM and GME) and make sure we have adequate officers to fill operational requirements at the end.

Thank you all for your diligence and professionalism during a challenging time in Navy Medicine. Please reach out anytime with questions or concerns.

Updated Links for GME Related Websites and UMO Applications

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The OMO instruction has some broken hyperlinks in it that we are working to update. The correct email address for UMOC applications is below:

usn.new-london.navmedotcnumict.mbx.numi-umoc@mail.mil

In addition, please see the message below from the Navy GME office:

We have two important GME-related website URL updates to share with you.  This information has been provided to the current 4th year medical students via SEPCOR.  Please feel free to share far and wide.

1)     Several people have reported challenges access the original MODs URL. The following URL provides an alternate URL for applying via MODs. This new URL is not Navy specific so be sure to select your service correctly. https://education.mods.army.mil/meded/UserLogon/UserLogon.asp

2)     As part of the IT network transition, NMLPDC has also migrated to a new website. Therefore the Navy GMESB website URL has changed to:

https://www.med.navy.mil/Naval-Medical-Leadership-and-Professional-Development-Command/Professional-Development/Graduate-Medical-Education/

If you have any question please reach out to our team. Also remember that we host a “Weekly GME Applicant Assistance Open Call” from 1200-1300 (EST) every Wednesday until 13OCT2021.  Dial-in info: (210)249-4234 Conference ID: 2724# Pin Code: 832892#