Uniformed Services University Chair of Military and Emergency Medicine

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Here is the solicitation for nominations for USU Chair, Military & Emergency Medicine.  The ideal candidate is likely board certified in Emergency Medicine, but per memo they will consider other operationally relevant specialties if they meet the remaining requirements.  Requirements for the position are contained in the PDF, and the report date is no later than 1 May 2018.  Any applications need to be returned to BUMED via your Specialty Leader by 17 July.  Applications must contain CV/BIO/LOI (letter of intent) with three references.  The Navy nominee will come from the Surgeon General so self ­nomination is not allowed.

Uniformed Services University – Associate Dean, Recruitment and Admissions

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Here is the solicitation for nominations for USU Associate Dean, Recruitment and Admissions.  Requirements for the position are contained in the PDF, and the report date is no later than 1 July 2018.  All applications must be routed through your Specialty Leader to BUMED by 17 July.  Applications must contain CV, BIO, and a letter of intent (LOI) with three references.  The Navy nominee will come from the Surgeon General to USU, so self­-nomination directly to USU is not allowed.

Outside the Box Opportunities

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Here are the slides for a lecture on “Outside the Box Opportunities” that I gave at the 2017 Transition to Practice Symposium at NMCSD for all the graduating residents and fellows:

Outside the Box Opportunities

Topics covered include:

Here is a video podcast:

2017 Joint Service GME Selection Board Application Procedures

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Here is the just released BUMED Note that spells out how to apply for GME in 2017 and which residencies/fellowships are anticipated to be available:


Brigade Commander, USUHS – O6 Only

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USUHS Brigade Commander is a position of significant leadership and impact within the Military Health System:

USUHS Brigade Commander Memo

Applicants should send a CV/BIO and letter of intent with three references to BUMED via their Specialty Leader by 19 June 2017. All applicants should have Specialty Leader and Detailer concurrence.

NOTE – Applications should not be sent directly to USUHS.

AMSUS Call for Abstracts and Reviewers

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Call for Abstracts

The 126th Annual AMSUS meeting will be held in the Washington, D.C. area 28 November-1 December, 2017. The call for abstracts is in full swing and we need some of your motivated officers to step up and present on the impressive work they are doing at a variety of settings. The lecture submissions are due on 31 May 2017 and the poster session presentations are due on 1 September 2017. Areas of interest include:

  • Battlefront Care
  • Combat support
  • Humanitarian Missions
  • Disaster response
  • Global Health Operations
  • Patient movement
  • Homefront Care
  • Definitive treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Recovery
  • Return to a new normal for both patient and family
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Psychological Status/PTSD/TBI
  • Disease and Population Health
  • Preparedness & Operational Issues
  • High Reliability Organizations
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Value based care

Please encourage your members to consider presenting at this year’s meeting here in Washington D.C. For more information go to the AMSUS website 2017 Call for Abstracts page or check out the AMSUS Meeting Announcement.

Call for Reviewers

Do you have members who are looking for opportunities for a collateral duty/volunteerism, or to earn CME? The 2017, 126th Annual AMSUS Meeting extends this Call for Volunteer Reviewers to help select presentations for
the 2017 CE/CME sessions. The committee will include a variety of professionals across disciplines including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, dentists, dieticians, and medical administrators.

Each reviewer will be responsible for reading an assigned set of abstracts, completing an online score sheet and submitting recommendations. Approximately 8 hours of review and online reporting will be required. As an online review process, you will have access at your convenience. Reviewers will be acknowledged in the Continuing Education print material, and AMSUS web site as part of the organizing committee for the 2017 AMSUS Annual Meeting. A certificate of participation as a reviewer is available upon request. The review process will begin 5 June 2017 and be completed no later than 10 July. Conference attendance is not required to volunteer as a reviewer.

To apply as a reviewer, please submit a CV, with contact information, by e­mail to Lori.Lawrence < at > no later than 5 May 2017. Include the following:

  • Name
  • Identify your professional category to review
  • Email and phone number
  • List of Medical Credentials
  • CV