MCCareer.org – The Book

This page will be a work in progress as we write the book. As content becomes available, I’ll make the chapter links live. If there is a chapter that you feel particularly qualified to write or you think we’re missing something, let me know.

Chapter List

Introduction (PDF version)

  1. What We Wish We Had Known (PDF version)
  2. Pathways to Becoming a Naval Physician
  3. Career Paths & Progression
  4. Women in Navy Medicine
  5. Minorities in Navy Medicine
  6. Naval Leadership & Mentorship
  7. Pay & Reimbursable Expenses
  8. Personal Financial Planning
  9. Moonlighting
  10. Graduate Medical Education
  11. Other Educational Opportunities
  12. GI Bill
  13. Leadership Opportunities
  14. Preparing for Important Interviews
  15. Fitness Reports
  16. Personal Awards
  17. Officer Service Records
  18. Promotion Boards
  19. Geographic Career Progression, PCS Orders, and the Rules of Detailing
  20. Operational Assignments & Deployments
  21. A Rank Appropriate Guide to “Alternative” Billets & Career Paths
  22. The Career Intermission Program
  23. Executive Medicine
  24. Change in the Military Health System
  25. Retirement and Resignation
  26. Transitioning to the Naval Reserves
  27. Transition to Civilian Employment
  28. Specialty Specific Information
    • Aerospace Medicine
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Anesthesiology
    • Cardiology
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Clinical Informatics
    • Dermatology
    • Developmental Pediatrics
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Fleet Marine Force
    • Fleet Medicine
    • Flight Surgery
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Medical Officer
    • General Surgery
    • Global Health
    • Hematology/Oncology
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Neonatology
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Occupational Medicine
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedics
    • Otolaryngology
    • Pain Medicine
    • Pathology
    • Pediatrics
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Psychiatry
    • Pulmonary/Critical Care
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Rheumatology
    • Sports Medicine
    • Undersea Medicine
    • Urology