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NMFDC Newsletter – December 2022

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ALCON, 
   
On behalf of the Naval Medical Force Development Center (NMFDC), please see the attached December 2022 NMFDC Newsletter.

This month’s newsletter: 
• Features the Monthly Closing Data Gaps SITREP, which outlines the next steps to begin collecting clinical activity data across the enterprise.
• Presents the NMFDC “Graphic of the Month” on the High Reliability Organization principle of “Commitment to Resilience.”
• Spotlights an interview with CDR Shane Jensen (Trauma Surgeon, Navy Medicine and Trauma Surgery Specialty Leader) on the impact and value of the Joint Trauma System.
• Wishes everyone a Happy Holidays from the NMFDC! Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to future collaboration in the New Year!

Please feel free to share this newsletter with other relevant Navy Medicine stakeholders and those interested in the NMFDC’s efforts.  
   
Very Respectfully,  
  
The Naval Medical Force Development Center 

State of the Blog at the Beginning of 2023

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Here is the annual blog post detailing the state of the blog as of the beginning of 2023.

Financial Report

Blog Profit = $135 loss!

As you probably realize, I pay for this and make no money from it, which is undoubtedly what has allowed me to keep doing this.

Blog Traffic

As of 12/33/22, we have just over 1,371,000 page views. Here is the blog traffic as measured by page views since I started it in 2015. See a pattern? In 2022, we topped out at over 319,000 views.

Top Posts of 2022

Here are the top 5 posts/pages of 2022, excluding promotion board results or anything which is clearly old news:

  1. Joel Schofer’s Promo Prep
  2. How Much Do You Get Paid as a Navy Doctor?
  3. LCDR Fitreps – Language for Writing Your Block 41
  4. Joel Schofer’s Fitrep Prep
  5. CV, Military Bio, and Letter of Intent Templates

Top 5 Videos Watched in 2022

  1. FY23 Promotion Boards – What are They Looking At and How Can You Get Ready?
  2. Personal Finance for the Military Physician – A 2022 Update
  3. Throwback Thursday Classic Post – Basic Anatomy of a FITREP
  4. Fitreps in 18 Minutes
  5. Throwback Thursday Classic Post – How to Read Your Performance Summary Report (PSR)

Top 10 Posts/Pages of All Time

  1. Joel Schofer’s Promo Prep
  2. LCDR Fitreps – Language for Writing Your Block 41
  3. Useful Documents
  4. Joel Schofer’s Fitrep Prep
  5. CV, Military Bio, and Letter of Intent Templates
  6. Useful Links
  7. Joel Schofer’s Finance Guide
  8. How Much Do You Get Paid as a Navy Doctor?
  9. What are AQDs and How Do You Get Them?
  10. About Me

NMFDC Newsletter – November 2022

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ALCON,

On behalf of the Naval Medical Force Development Center (NMFDC), please see the attached November 2022 NMFDC Newsletter.

This month’s newsletter:

-Features the newly stood up Joint Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (JKSA) Working Group, which will advise, coordinate, and support joint efforts on medical personnel readiness.

-CAPT Heather Shattuck, Chief Nursing Officer, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, and Trauma Strategy Management Office (TSMO) Lead; and Mr. John Zarkowsky, Deputy Director of BUMED N5 and NMFDC Office of Primary Responsibility, will serve as the Navy Representatives to the JKSA Working Group.

-Showcases ongoing efforts by the NMFDC, TSMO, and the Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System Success Metrics Working Group to close existing Naval Medical Readiness Criteria data gaps and determine the optimal data, supported by “reps and sets”, to certify individual clinical proficiency by platform.

-Presents the NMFDC “Graphic of the Month” on the High Reliability Organization principle of “Deference to Expertise”.

-Spotlights the U.S. Fleet Forces article “The Press for Time during Medical Emergencies,” which gives a real-life example of how “reps and sets” can save lives.

-Wishes the U.S. Marine Corps a Happy 247th Birthday (established on 10 November 1775)!

Please feel free to share this newsletter with other relevant Navy Medicine stakeholders and those interested in the NMFDC’s efforts. 

Very Respectfully, 

The Naval Medical Force Development Center