Education

Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute – Intermediate Executive Skills Course (IESC) – 6-9 FEB 2023 (Virtual)

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Who:  MHS personnel serving in an intermediate-level leadership position within a DHA MTF

What:  JMESI Intermediate Executive Skills Course (IESC) (Medical Corps is limited to 7-8 seats)

When:  February 6-9, 2023 (Virtual)

Where: JKO online modules and virtual platform learning with instructors located at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Course Description:  The Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute Intermediate Executive Skills Course (JMESI-IES) provides education and training on leadership and management skills necessary to successfully serve in an intermediate-level leadership position within a DHA medical treatment facility (MTF).  The course is designed to facilitate the attainment of selected Joint Medical Executive Skills core competencies as identified by a Tri-Service review board of MHS senior leaders.  The course consists of 14 web-based training (WBT) modules available through Joint Knowledge Online (https://jkodirect.jten.mil) followed by a 4-day live, web-based video conference course hosted on Adobe Connect or MS Teams.

More information here:  https://www.health.mil/Training-Center/LEADS/Intermediate-Executive-Skills

Prospective applicants should email name, position title, work address, and work/cell phone to CAPT Rhett Barrett NLT 1200 Monday, December 12, 2022.

Healthcare Management Course – 23-26 JAN 2023

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Who: First-time clinical supervisors (Medical Corps is limited to 6 seats)

What: Healthcare Management Course

When: January 23-26, 2023 (Virtual)

Where: Blended learning with ten online modules followed by the virtual class hosted by JMESI instructors

Course Description: The JMESI Healthcare Management Course is a tri-Service training event designed for first-time clinical supervisors. The course provides attendees with the administrative tools to successfully manage their clinical areas. Topics discussed include the following: Civilian Personnel, Contracting, Budgeting, Quality Management, tools available through the TRICARE Operations Center, Efficient Scheduling and Utilization Management, and more. Panel discussions allow the clinicians to ask direct questions and receive first-hand answers regarding management tools and practices that can impact the military healthcare management arena. Attendees participate in hands-on training with clinic administrative tools.

Prospective applicants should provide their name, rank, position title, work address, and work phone to CAPT Rhett Barrett (contact in the global) NLT Friday, December 2, 2022.

FY23 Leadership Course Catalog

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The annual Medical Corps leadership course catalog is attached.  Please direct inquiries and applications to the Career Planner, CAPT Rhett Barrett (contact in the global).

Call for Participants – Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute (JMESI) – CAPSTONE for MHS Leaders Course

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Who:  Senior Medical Officers (commanders, lead agents, and senior medical department officers in key staff positions)

What:  Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute (JMESI) – CAPSTONE for MHS Leaders Course

When:  November 14-17, 2022 (Virtual – only 6 seats for Medical Corps)

Where:  Virtually via MS Teams

Course Description:  The Capstone Course is designed to be a pinnacle event for recently assigned senior military treatment facility commanders, lead agents, and senior medical department officers in key staff positions who will benefit from exposure to and familiarity with entities that shape the MHS. The course provides participants with exposure to the operations of the various organizations within the Department of Defense, pertinent congressional staff, and the offices of the three Surgeons General.

Additional details and objectives can be found here:

https://health.mil/MHSHome/Training%20Center/LEADS/Capstone%20Course%20for%20MHS%20Leaders

Prospective applicants should send a CV and BIO that includes current position, work address, and phone to CAPT Rhett Barrett NLT 1200 Friday, August 26, 2022.

Call for Participants – 139th Interagency Institute for Federal Health Leaders

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Who:  Senior Medical Officers tracking toward Executive Medicine (O6 preferred, but senior O5 is acceptable)

What:  139th Interagency Institute for Federal Health Leaders (Medical Corps is limited to 3-4 seats)

When:  September 12-23, 2022 (In-person)

Where:  Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University, 950 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC (centrally funded by NML&PDC)

Course Description:  The purpose of the Interagency Institute for Health Leaders is to provide an opportunity for the seasoned, practicing federal health professional to examine current issues in health care policy and management and to explore their potential impact on the federal health care system.  The faculty maximizes the learning experience by presenting materials resulting from research and experience, as well as examples and case studies from the contemporary national health policy decision-making process. 

Prospective applicants should send a CV, BIO, position, work/personal phone number, and USPS mailing address to CAPT Rhett Barrett (contact in the global) NLT 1200 Friday, August 5, 2022.

Tips to Get Selected for GME – A 2022 Update

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With the recent release of the 2022 GME note, I’d like to re-post an updated version of this post. I’ve participated in the last eight GME selection boards and would like to offer tips for people looking to match for GME in the future. We’ll cover general tips and those specific for medical students and those returning from an operational tour:

General Tips

  • You can increase your score by having publications. If you want to give yourself the best chance of maximizing your score, you need multiple peer-reviewed publications. Any publications or scholarly activity have the chance to get you points, but having multiple peer-reviewed publications is the goal you should be trying to reach.
  • Be realistic about your chances of matching. If you are applying to a competitive specialty and you’ve failed a board exam or had to repeat a year in medical school, you are probably not going to match in that specialty. There are some specialties where you can overcome a major blight on your record, but there are some where you can’t. If this is applicable to you, the residency director or specialty leader should be able to give you some idea of your chances. Will they be honest and direct with you? I’m not sure, but it can’t hurt to ask.
  • If you are having trouble matching in the Navy for GME, you may have a better chance as a civilian. By the time you pay back your commitment to the Navy, you are a wiser, more mature applicant that some civilian residency programs might prefer over an inexperienced medical student. You’ll also find some fairly patriotic residency programs, usually with faculty who are prior military, that may take you despite your academic struggles.

Tips for Medical Students

  • Do everything you can to do a rotation with the GME program you want to match at. You want them to know who you are.
  • We have started our transition to straight-through GME, so you’ll notice that most specialties are considering applications from medical students for straight-through GME. If you don’t want to do straight-through and only want to apply for internship, you can opt out on MODS.
  • When you are applying, make sure your 2nd choice is not a popular internship (Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, etc.). If you don’t match in your 1st choice and your 2nd choice is a popular internship, then it will likely have filled during the initial match. This means you get put in the “intern scramble” and you’ll likely wind up in an internship you didn’t even list on your application.
  • If you don’t match, your backup plan should be an alternative program at the same site where you eventually want to match for residency. For example, in my specialty (Emergency Medicine or EM) we only have residencies at NMCP and NMCSD. If someone doesn’t match for an EM internship at NMCP or NMCSD, they will have a better chance of eventually matching for EM residency if they do an internship locally, like a transitional internship. Internships at Walter Reed or any other hospital without an EM program are quality programs, but it is much easier to “pledge the fraternity” if you are physically present and can get to know people, attending conferences and journal clubs when you can.
  • If your first choice specialty is offering civilian NADDS deferments, you need to apply to civilian residency programs. This is also required, per the BUMED note. You don’t want to find out that you were given a NADDS deferment but you didn’t apply for civilian residency programs. This happens to people all the time. Don’t be that student.

Tips for Applicants Returning from Operational Tours

  • You should show up whenever you can for conferences and journal clubs. Again, you want them to know who you are. By attending these events you demonstrate your commitment to the specialty and their program.
  • Always get a warfare device (if one is available) during your operational tour. Not having it is when one was available is a red flag.
  • Closely examine the GME note and by-site goals. You’ll see that some specialties are offering full-time outservice (FTOS) or civilian deferment (RAD-to-NADDS). If you are in one of these specialties, you need to consider applying for civilian residency programs. If you are unsure, you should probably talk to the specialty leader for whatever specialty you are applying for. There is often a shortage of people willing to enter civilian training. If you are willing to do so, it could get you selected for the specialty you want. Make sure that they specialty leader is aware you will take a civilian deferment if one is offered to you, and make sure you apply to the civilian match.

Executive Navy Medical Readiness Training Course – Medical Planners’ Toolkit (MPTk) & Joint Medical Planning Tool (JMPT)

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Course Description

This course is a one-day virtual training to present an executive overview of two medical modeling tools: the Medical Planners’ Toolkit (MPTK) and the Joint Medical Planning Tool (JMPT). This course will give an overview of how these tools are being used throughout the Department of Defense, provide an understanding of their importance to Navy Medicine, and provide guidance on how to interpret their outputs.

Attendees will gain exposure to both MPTk and JMPT and see examples of how the tools have been used to model problem sets within the Navy and the Marine Corps. Upon completion, attendees will have a broad understanding of:

·         the process, inputs, and outputs used in medical modeling and casualty estimation.

·         the types of problems MPTk and JMPT can help model.

·         the data requirements needed to generate a good product with MPTk and JMPT.

·         the outputs, reports, and information that can be generated from MPTk and JMPT.

This class is targeted towards senior medical personnel working with or within operational units. Some experience with operational medical planning is preferred, but not required. Attendees of this course should not expect in-depth training on MPTk or JMPT. Individuals who are interested in in-depth training and becoming authorized users of MPTk should enroll in the Navy Medical Readiness Training (MPTk).

This course is informational only and completion is not reflected in attendees personnel records (service school). There are no CME/CEU credits offered for this course. This course does not satisfy any of the requirements for completion of the Joint Medical Planning Tool (JMPT) Course, facilitated by the Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute (DMRTI).

FY 2022 Course Schedule

The executive level overview will be conducted virtually. Attendees should not schedule other obligations during their registered class time. Attendees should expect to devote the entire class time to instruction and demonstration.

·         18 Aug 2022, 0800-1100 Eastern, 50 Virtual seats, nominations due 4 Aug 2022

·         15 Sep 2022, 0800-1100 Pacific, 50 Virtual seats, nominations due 1 Sep 2022

Registration

Attendees can self-register at link below by the nomination date listed above.  Should registration exceed the class capacity, the registration list will be prioritized by the Regional Training Officers.

https://intelshare.intelink.gov/sites/medicalplanningtoolsuite/Lists/Request/AllItems.aspx

Intermediate Executive Skills Course (IESC) – October 17-20, 2022 (Virtual)

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Who:  MHS personnel serving in an intermediate-level leadership position within a DHA MTF

What:  JMESI Intermediate Executive Skills Course (IESC) (Medical Corps is limited to 7-8 seats)

When:  October 17-20, 2022 (Virtual)

Where: JKO online modules and virtual platform learning with instructors located at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Course Description:  The Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute Intermediate Executive Skills Course (JMESI-IES) provides education and training on leadership and management skills necessary to successfully serve in an intermediate-level leadership position within a DHA medical treatment facility (MTF).  The course is designed to facilitate the attainment of selected Joint Medical Executive Skills core competencies as identified by a Tri-Service review board of MHS senior leaders.  The course consists of 11 web-based training (WBT) modules available through Joint Knowledge Online (https://jkodirect.jten.mil) followed by a 4-day live, web-based video conference course hosted on Adobe Connect or MS Teams.

More information here:  https://www.health.mil/Training-Center/Joint-Medical-Executive-Skills-Institute–JMESI/Intermediate-Executive-Skills

Prospective applicants should send name, position title, work address, and work/cell phone to CAPT Rhett Barrett (contact in the global) NLT 1200 Friday, July 22, 2022.

2022-23 Low-Residency Graduate Education Program – O2-O5 – Due 30 JUN

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PERS-4415 (where all the medical Detailers reside) has said they will support applications for this, but only for people with orders into a shore billet or in the early portion of their shore orders:

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RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the Low-Residency Graduate Education Program
(LGEP) Academic Year (AY) 2022-2023 and provides guidance for applications.

2. Background:
   a. LGEP provides naval officers in paygrades O-2 to O-5 with a Department 
of the Navy-funded graduate degree opportunity in strategy, management and 
international relations through a low-residency delivery model at selected 
regionally accredited partner universities or colleges.
   b. The LGEP pilot program will offer studies that are designed to fit into 
shore duty tours, allowing officers with compressed career paths to stay 
close to the waterfront or flight line while earning a Master's degree. LGEP 
study programs range from 16-24 months at partner universities that may 
include Old Dominion University (Master of Arts in International Studies with 
a Concentration in Strategic Leadership), William and Mary (Executive Masters 
of Business Administration), American University (Master of Science in 
Management with a Concentration in Strategy and Security), Johns Hopkins 
University (Master of Arts in Global Policy), University of California San 
Diego (Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs) and the 
University of Washington (Executive Masters in Public Administration).
   c. Participants will remain at their duty stations and spend limited time 
on campus, completing the majority of the course material online or via 
phone.

3. Application and Selection Process:
   a. The application window will close on 30 June 2022.  Up to 60 
participants will be selected for Academic Year 2022-2023.  Target applicants 
are due-course warrior scholars who display all the qualities of dedicated 
career officers who aspire to command.
   b. Qualified candidates will meet the following prerequisite education and 
work experience criteria: O-2 to O-5, a Bachelor's degree from an accredited 
college or university, and a history of strong academic performance 
demonstrated by college transcripts.
   c. Candidates should submit their application package to 
shania.m.truelove.civ(at)us.navy.mil via encrypted email or the SAFE tool at 
https://safe.apps.mil no later than 30 June 2022.  Packages must include the
following: Commanding Officer's endorsement; Detailer/Moderator endorsement; 
applicant biography; academic transcripts (unofficial are acceptable for the 
initial application) from all undergraduate and higher education to include 
transfer credits; statement of purpose explaining why the applicant is 
interested in LGEP and how the education would benefit the DON. GRE/GMAT 
scores are not required.  The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy 
(Manpower and Reserve Affairs)(OASN(M&RA)) will forward the applications to 
the Services for approval prior to the Service Members' acceptance to LGEP.
   d. Applicants will first apply to LGEP and, if selected, go through an 
expedited application process with the selected partner school.  Applicants 
will be matched with school programs based on factors to include geographic 
location, career progression, prioritized student program preference, and the 
probability that the applicant will be accepted into the school's graduate 
program based upon previous academic performance.  Once provisionally 
accepted into the LGEP, students must provide official transcripts to the 
prospective university's graduate program, along with other information as 
required.
   e. LGEP selectees will be announced by 15 July 2022 via email from the 
Naval Education Division (NED), OASN (M&RA). The LGEP program will be 
centrally funded and cover tuition, required books up to $500.00 per 
semester, and local travel within a 75 mile radius.  Selectees will be 
responsible for internet access to participate in online assignments and web-
enabled interactions with instructors and other students.

4. Service Obligation:
   a. Per references (a) and (b), selected candidates must sign and commit to 
a Continued Service Agreement, which will incur a service obligation within 
the DON of three times the number of months spent in the academic program 
served concurrently with other obligations, up to a maximum of a three-year 
service obligation.  The service obligation will commence upon completion of 
or withdrawal from the program, and will be incurred whether or not the 
service member successfully completes the academic coursework or degree.

5. Point of contact:
   a. Shania M. Truelove at email: shania.m.truelove.civ(at)us.navy.mil.
   b. Submit applications to shania.m.truelove.civ(at)us.navy.mil via 
encrypted email or the SAFE tool at https://safe.apps.mil, with notification 
to Shania M. Truelove shania.m.truelove.civ(at)us.navy.mil) of package 
submission.

6.  This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, 
whichever occurs first.

7.  Released by VADM J. W. Hughes, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for 
Warfighting Development (N7)//

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