Please see the message below that better aligns the application timeline for Undersea Medicine and Flight Surgery due to the COVID-altered GME timeline. Summary…Flight and Dive applicants will find out if they were selected the same date as they will for GME (6 JAN 2021) and have 2 weeks to accept/decline on the same day they do that for GME (20 JAN 2021).
MSGID/GENADMIN/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/-/MAR//
SUBJ:/MODIFY BUMEDINST 1520.42A TO ALIGN WITH UNDERSEA MEDICINE AND AEROSPACE MEDICINE OFFICER CANDIDATE APPLICATION DUE DATES IN BUMEDNOTE 1524//
REF/A/DOC/ BUMEDINST 1520.42A/BUMED/31JUL19//
REF/B/DOC/ BUMEDNOTE 1524/BUMED/31JUL20//
NARR/REF A IS THE APPLICATION GUIDANCE FOR UNDERSEA MEDICAL OFFICER AND AEROSPACE MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING. REF B IS THE 2020 JOINT SERVICE GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION SELECTION BOARD APPLICATION PROCEDURES OUTLINING THE COVID-19 UPDATED CANDIDATE APPLICATION DUE DATES. REF A MUST BE MODIFIED TO ALIGN WITH REF B.//
RMKS/1. This ALNAV announces a modification to BUMEDINST 1520.42A to align with BUMEDNOTE 1524, which describes the COVID-19 altered timeline for Graduate Medical Education Application. Undersea Medicine (UM) and Aerospace Medicine (AM) Officer candidate application due dates are now the same as set-forth in the BUMEDNOTE 1524. Specifically, the updated deadline for acceptance/declination is 20 JAN 2021.
2. Mission. Align deadlines for Navy graduate medical education selection program, Undersea Medical Officer and Aerospace Medical Officer programs.
3. Policy. This ALNAV applies to all uniformed military Navy and Marine Corps personnel submitting an UM or AM Officer Candidate application during the remainder of Fiscal Year 2020 and Fiscal Year 2021.
4. Point of Contact. Please direct all questions to CAPT Joel Schofer, Deputy Chief, Medical Corps / UM Specialty Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 681-8917; CAPT Mucciarone, UM Specialty Leader, email@example.com, (808) 473-5789; or CDR Robert Krause, AM Specialty Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org, (757) 444-3520.
5. Released by RADM Bruce L. Gillingham, Surgeon General, U.S. Navy.