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:
Topics covered include:
- Moving after your are selected for promotion
- How to PCS away from a command you want to leave before your rotation date
- Naval Hospital 29 Palms
- Naval Postgraduate School Distance Learning MBA program
- CMO and OIC positions
- Job announcements on this blog
Here is a video podcast:
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:
USUHS Brigade Commander is a position of significant leadership and impact within the Military Health System:
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.
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
- 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 > amsus.org no later than 5 May 2017. Include the following:
- Identify your professional category to review
- Email and phone number
- List of Medical Credentials
Here is a position description of this position. Any interested party needs to apply to CDR Frank Mullens (BUMED Policy & Practice Officer, contact info in the global address book) with Specialty Leader and Detailer concurrence. You need to include your CV and last 3 fitreps.
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INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
PASS TO OFFICE CODES:
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/MAR//
SUBJ/EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE
PROGRAM FOR SEPTEMBER 2017//
REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/061710ZAUG07//
AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 195/07, OFFICER GRADUATE EDUCATION SERVICE
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces application procedures for the September
2017 distance learning Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
2. The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) defense-focused EMBA is a 24 month,
fully-funded, part-time graduate program focused on resource management. The
program targets middle to senior grade active duty officers, lieutenant
commander (select) and above. Classes are delivered via online technologies
with synchronous interaction between faculty and students.
3. The EMBA program begins with a required one-week temporary additional
duty (TAD) in resident session at NPS in Monterey, California. The week of,
28 August to 1 September 2017 includes an orientation and a graduate level
course on management of teams. A second week of required TAD in-residence
instruction will be scheduled during the second year of the EMBA program.
Other than these two visits to NPS Monterey, students complete all
instruction from their home locations. A block of rooms will be reserved at
Navy Lodge in Monterey for attendees during these two visits.
Transportation by bus will be provided to and from the Navy Lodge for daily
classes on the NPS campus to minimize TAD costs.
4. The parent command of the student will provide official travel orders and
funding for TAD travel. If command funding is not available, students may
fund their own travel and utilize no-cost TAD orders from their commands.
5. Active duty Naval officers accepted into the EMBA program are integrated
into cohorts with civilian students. Typically, a cohort is comprised of
about 25 students, from which student teams are formed. Cohorts take all
classes together during the 24 months of instruction. Students participate
in online classes one day per week, approximately six to seven hours per day,
during regular continental United States duty hours. Students will receive
instruction via online synchronous educational software, with faculty
teaching every session in real time. Admission to the EMBA program is now
available to applicants in any geographic location, regardless of the number
of applicants in a location. Since courses are delivered via online learning
technologies, students must have access to a computer with high-speed
internet and audio-video capabilities suitable for web-enabled interactions
with instructors and students.
6. Eligibility requirements include an undergraduate degree from a
regionally accredited four year college or university, 2.6 grade point
average or higher on a 4 point scale, and at least one college-level
mathematics course. A commanding officer endorsement letter is required to
participate in the program. Department head or similar mid-level management
experience and strong potential for promotion are preferred. Participants
must have a projected rotation date no earlier than September 2019. The
Graduate Management Admission Test is not required.
7. Graduates will be awarded an EMBA degree from NPS and the Navy
subspecialty code 3100P, Financial Management – Defense Focus.
Graduates will also earn Defense Acquisition University Level II
equivalencies for several program management courses. As directed by
reference (a), officers participating in this program must agree to remain on
active duty following completion of graduate studies for a period of three
years. This obligation is discharged concurrently with any other service
obligation already incurred.
This agreement does not obligate the Navy to retain the officer on active
8. Officers interested in the EMBA program can visit the NPS EMBA home page
at http://www.nps.edu/emba for detailed eligibility and application process
information. Deadline for the application process is no later than 9 June
2017. Online instruction begins 26 September 2017.
9. Point of contact is the NPS EMBA program office at (831) 656- 2562/DSN
756, fax at (831)656-3630/DSN 756, or via e-mail at emba(at)nps.edu.
10. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or 30 June 2018,
whichever occurs first.
11. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//
O5+ in DC Area – 2017-18 MIT Seminar XXI: Foreign Politics, International Relations, and the National Interest
The program described in this NAVADMIN sounds pretty interesting if you are an O5 or above in the Washington, DC area:
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INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N3N5/FEB//
SUBJ/SEMINAR XXI CLASS OF ACADEMIC YEAR (AY) 2017-2018 CALL FOR
Rmks/1. This is a call for applications for the Academic Year 2017-2018
(AY17-18) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI: Foreign
Politics, International Relations, and the National Interest. This CNO-
sponsored education program is managed by OPNAV N3N5. Seminar XXI represents
a unique opportunity for future policy leaders to share perspectives while
cultivating their understanding of the intricate relationships among economy,
society, and culture in the international environment. Seminar Fellows
develop broad perspectives and analytical skills that enable them to evaluate
and formulate national policy.
2. Seminar XXI is an educational program for current and future leaders in
the U.S. national security and foreign policy communities. Administered by
MIT’s Center for International Studies, the program is intended for
professionals with significant potential to move into key decision-making
roles in the next 5-10 years. Program participants, known as Fellows, come
from a wide range of sponsoring organizations including the armed forces,
Federal agencies, NGO’s, and private companies. The overriding goal of
Seminar XXI is to equip rising military officials and civilian executives
with the multidimensional analytic skills needed to understand foreign
relations and shape effective policy options for the United States.
3. Course Schedule: Participants will meet after core work hours, once a
month in the evenings and for three weekends in the DC area during the 2017-
2018 academic year, beginning 6 September 2017 and ending 6 May 2018.
4. Eligibility. The course is designed for senior officers (O-5 and above)
and civilians with clear promotion potential who will have the opportunity to
apply these skills in their respective fields in the Navy. This application
process applies only for individuals currently serving in Navy staff
organizations within the Washington, D.C. area. Those Navy personnel in OSD,
Defense Agencies, or the Joint Staff have separate paths for application.
5. Program specifics. Thirteen Navy staff officers and civilians will be
selected for the AY17-18 Seminar XXI fellowships. Applicants must be able to
commit to attending every class with the full support of their command.
There is no cost to the participants or their commands.
6. Admission process: For academic year 2017-2018, MIT plans to select a
total of 75 personnel across the entire Federal Government. Of these, 13 will
be Washington, D.C. area Navy staff nominees. Navy’s screening and selection
process will chose those individuals with the best combination of experience,
accomplishments, and clear potential for significant future advancement and
7. Nomination package: Each nomination package must include the following:
Seminar XXI application form (Adobe); Sponsor endorsement form from the
individual’s reporting senior (Adobe); and a Curriculum Vitae (CV) form
(Word). All forms will be forwarded to the applicant by email. Deadline for
application submission is 15 March 2017. OPNAV N3/N5 will forward a list of
13 finalists to the MIT Seminar XXI Admissions Board NLT 15 April. Accepted
Fellows will be notifed by mid-June 2017.
8. Application forms and OPNAV N3N5 POCs: Send all requests for forms to
the OPNAV N3/N5 POCs:
a. LCDR Kori Levy-Minzie (N515); DSN 260-4781 or COMM 571-256-4781;
b. David Loneman (N515): DSN 225-5461 or COMM 703-695-5461;
9. Released by VADM J. C. Aquilino, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5)//