FY18 O5 Medical Corps Promotion Stats by Specialty

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FY18 MEDICAL CORPS COMMANDER SELECTION BY SUBSPECIALTY
SELECTION OPPORTUNITY 75 %
# IZ #SEL IZ % SELECT IZ # AZ #SEL AZ % SELECT AZ # BZ #SEL BZ % SEL BZ
FLT SRG 1 0 0.00% 8 1 12.50% 12 0 0.00%
RAM 4 0 0.00% 8 3 37.50% 6 0 0.00%
ANESTH 11 3 27.27% 5 2 40.00% 28 0 0.00%
SURG 14 2 14.29% 12 6 50.00% 40 0 0.00%
NEURO SURG 1 0 0.00% 1 1 100.00% 10 0 0.00%
OB GYN 5 1 20.00% 8 1 12.50% 21 0 0.00%
GMO 0 0 N/A 2 0 0.00% 6 0 0.00%
OPHTH 2 2 100.00% 3 2 66.67% 5 0 0.00%
ORTHO 7 2 28.57% 7 2 28.57% 28 0 0.00%
OTO 4 2 50.00% 4 1 25.00% 11 1 9.09%
URO 2 2 100.00% 3 1 33.33% 6 0 0.00%
PREV MED 5 3 60.00% 7 1 14.29% 4 0 0.00%
OCC MED 3 1 33.33% 3 0 0.00% 8 1 12.50%
PHYS MED 1 1 100.00% 1 0 0.00% 3 0 0.00%
PATH 7 3 42.86% 4 1 25.00% 6 0 0.00%
DERM 5 4 80.00% 2 1 50.00% 11 0 0.00%
EMERG 10 4 40.00% 14 4 28.57% 29 0 0.00%
FAM PRAC 15 5 33.33% 20 9 45.00% 40 1 2.50%
INT MED 21 10 47.62% 15 3 20.00% 41 0 0.00%
NEURO 1 1 100.00% 1 0 0.00% 2 0 0.00%
UMO 2 0 0.00% 2 0 0.00% 2 0 0.00%
PEDS 4 3 75.00% 7 1 14.29% 22 0 0.00%
NUC MED 0 0 N/A 0 0 N/A 0 0 N/A
PSYCH 4 2 50.00% 3 0 0.00% 24 0 0.00%
DIAG RAD 13 6 46.15% 13 6 46.15% 30 0 0.00%
RAD ONC 1 0 0.00% 2 1 50.00% 4 0 0.00%
TOTAL 143 57 39.86% 155 47 30.32% 399 3 0.75%

 

FY18 MC CDR SELECTIONS BY ZONE
# OF PEOPLE # SELECTED % SELECTED
ABOVE ZONE 155 47 30.32%
IN ZONE 143 57 39.86%
BELOW ZONE 399 3 0.75%

2 thoughts on “FY18 O5 Medical Corps Promotion Stats by Specialty

    Matthew Feist said:
    September 26, 2017 at 17:26

    Three questions I had looking at these numbers:
    First, when the board is looking at eligible O-4’s, do they consider whether a person has submitted his/her letter, either in the number eligible for promotion or the likelihood of promotion? There are probably quite a few in the surgical specialties or medicine sub-specialists who are eligible to get out when they are up for O-5. Does the Navy use promotion as a retention tool, or would they see that as wasting a promotion? What number of selects choose to get out rather than promote?
    Second, how many years worth of non-selects are included in the above zone? Does that number consist mostly of 2 years worth of non-selects, or do many stay in for 3, 4, or 5 looks? I haven’t heard of many MC officers retiring as an O-4. (Only one I know personally was prior E.) Does that happen often? What does the average above zone officer look like?
    Third, I’ve heard that the year groups that are starting to come in to zone for O-5 are thin. These would be the ones who graduated 2007/8/9 when recruiting was hard. How does this look to affect promotion rates? Will the Navy promote a higher percentage to keep the ranks full, or will they promote the same number to maintain selectivity?

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      Joel Schofer, MD, MBA, CPE responded:
      September 27, 2017 at 18:54

      Here are my responses IN ALL CAPS:

      First, when the board is looking at eligible O-4’s, do they consider whether a person has submitted his/her letter, either in the number eligible for promotion or the likelihood of promotion? IN BRIEF, NO. RECORDS OF PEOPLE WITH RESIGNATION/RETIREMENT ORDERS THAT ARE APPROVED (NOT IN PROGRESS, BUT APPROVED/RELEASED) ARE STAMPED AS SUCH. OTHER THAN THAT, NO, THEY ARE NOT FLAGGED IN ANY WAY.

      There are probably quite a few in the surgical specialties or medicine sub-specialists who are eligible to get out when they are up for O-5. Does the Navy use promotion as a retention tool, or would they see that as wasting a promotion? NO, PROMOTION IS NOT A RETENTION TOOL. THE BEST QUALIFIED OFFICERS AMONG THOSE ELIGIBLE ARE SELECTED REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY INTEND TO STAY IN, GET OUT, OR TRANSITION TO THE RESERVES.

      What number of selects choose to get out rather than promote? I’VE NEVER SEEN THIS DATA.

      Second, how many years worth of non-selects are included in the above zone? ALL OF THEM THAT EXIST. EVERYONE GETS LOOKED AT EVERY YEAR.

      Does that number consist mostly of 2 years worth of non-selects, or do many stay in for 3, 4, or 5 looks? SEE MY RESPONSE TO THE LAST QUESTION. YOU CAN ONLY STAY IN FOR 20 YEARS AS A LCDR, SO TAHT LIMITS IT A LITTLE BIT, BUT THERE ARE MANY CDRS WHO STAY IN FOR MORE THAN 2 YEARS.

      I haven’t heard of many MC officers retiring as an O-4. (Only one I know personally was prior E.) Does that happen often? IT HAPPENS, BUT NOT OFTEN.

      What does the average above zone officer look like? THIS IS TOUGH TO ANSWER. AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, THE QUALITY OF THEIR RECORDS IS VARIABLE, BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF VERY WELL QUALIFIED ABOVE ZONE FOLKS, IF THAT IS WHAT YOU’RE WONDERING.

      Third, I’ve heard that the year groups that are starting to come in to zone for O-5 are thin. These would be the ones who graduated 2007/8/9 when recruiting was hard. How does this look to affect promotion rates? Will the Navy promote a higher percentage to keep the ranks full, or will they promote the same number to maintain selectivity? THE PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY IS ADJUSTED EVERY YEAR BASED ON AVAILABLE DATA TO CREATE THE SIZE OF THE MEDICAL CORPS THAT BUMED PROJECTS THEY WILL NEED.

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