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

  1. Introduction (PDF version)
  2. I Wish I Had Known
  3. Pathways to Becoming a Naval Physician
  4. Career Paths & Progression
  5. Women in Navy Medicine
  6. Minorities in Navy Medicine
  7. Naval Leadership & Mentorship
  8. Pay & Reimbursable Expenses
  9. Personal Financial Planning
  10. Moonlighting
  11. Graduate Medical Education
  12. Other Educational Opportunities
  13. GI Bill
  14. Leadership Opportunities
  15. Preparing for Important Interviews
  16. Fitness Reports
  17. Personal Awards
  18. Officer Service Records
  19. Promotion Boards
  20. Geographic Career Progression, PCS Orders, and the Rules of Detailing
  21. Operational Assignments & Deployments
  22. A Rank Appropriate Guide to “Alternative” Billets & Career Paths
  23. The Career Intermission Program
  24. Executive Medicine
  25. Change in the Military Health System
  26. Retirement and Resignation
  27. Transitioning to the Naval Reserves
  28. Transition to Civilian Employment
  29. 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