5 Tips for Physicians to Achieve Financial Freedom

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Here is a great article by the author of The White Coat Investor, probably the best financial planning site for physicians on the web:

5 Tips for Physicians to Achieve Financial Freedom

Navy Maternity Leave Shortened from 18 to 12 Weeks

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Here is an article that summarizes the changes that are coming to Navy maternity leave, which is being shortened from 18 to 12 weeks, and other related issues:


BUMED Medical Corps Policy & Practice Officer Position – CAPT/CAPT(s)

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The Medical Corps Chief invites interested officers to apply for an opening in the Medical Corps Chief’s Office as Medical Corps Policy and Practice Officer. Active issues include ensuring currency and competency for providers, evaluating courses of action in the ongoing operational medical officer conversion effort, and physicians’ roles in highly reliable health care.

They are ideally looking for someone to arrive in the June timeframe as the incumbent departs in July as to allow for turnover, but they will consider all interested people.  All interested parties should contact the Corps Chief’s Office as directed in these documents:

Position Announcement

Position Description

Senior War College Opportunities

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PERS is looking for officers interested in a one year tour at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island to earn their masters degree in national security and strategic studies. Classes start the summer of 2016. Orders can be accompanied; payback is 2 years that can be paid concurrently with other obligations. This education will help officers working in Operational and Executive Medicine leadership positions. Graduation from the NWC can also open the doors to eligibility to some higher level Operational Med opportunities.

To be eligible, members must have completed JPME 1. If interested, please contact your Detailer ASAP.

Website: https://www.usnwc.edu/

Senior Detailer Position – CAPT/CAPT(s) Only

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This in an announcement to all O-6 Medical Corps officers eligible to transfer in summer 2016.  O-6 Selects must be an O-6 at the time of their PCS.

The Senior MC Detailer will be transferring and needs to find a suitable replacement to fill this high profile and demanding  job.  PERS prefers officers who have been in overseas and operational billets during their careers.  You must be a good communicator, mentor, and listener.  All specialties are eligible.  You cannot have a history of PRT failure within last 3 years, and typically it is 2 year assignment with an option to extend.

Duties include:

  • Head of Medical Corps Assignments (>3700 officers).
  • Oversee two O5 detailers and one LCDR detailer.
  • PERS advisor to the GME Selection Board.
  • Surgical Subspecialties Detailer – work closely with Specialty Leaders and Placement to detail > 700
  • MC Executive Medicine Detailer – work closely with the Medical Corps Chiefs Office to screen, coordinate and write orders for MC Executive Medicine candidates.
  • Promotion Board Nominations – select MC officers to sit on boards as Recorders and Voting Members.
  • Numerous other duties involving special nominative billets, special projects, and point papers.
  • Daily interactions with Corps Chief Office and BUMED

The position involves a good lifestyle and excellent command environment.  There is a Primary Care Clinic available on base for part-time work.  Moonlighting opportunities are available in the community.

Contact your Detailer if you are interested.

All 24 Podcasts Now Available on iTunes

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When you are just learning how to create a website/blog and podcast, you learn as you go.  I just figured out how to make sure that all 24 of the podcast episodes are available for download on iTunes.  Previously I was only allowing the last 10 to be visible.

So…if you want to check out all the podcasts, click here:

Subscribe via iTunes

Also, PLEASE leave a review of the podcast on iTunes.  So far I have no feedback and any reviews would be helpful.

Deputy Division Chief (O5/O6), Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute, Education and Training Directorate

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The Medical Officer historically fills the Deputy Division Chief position and is considered a leadership position within the DHA Education and Training Directorate. The member should be in the grade of O-5/O-6. General Surgery is the primary choice followed by Emergency Medicine. The position will be vacant 01 June 2016, and a replacement is required. It is preferred that the physician have operational experience and clinical relevance in trauma or critical care. The duty location is Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The position encompasses the following responsibilities:

-Deputy Division Chief of unique Tri-Service training organization, consisting of 104 Army, Navy, and Air Force service members, DoD civilians, and contractors.
-Responsible as the Medical Director for 33 resident and non-resident courses.
-As the Medical Director responsible for validating course curriculum in the Combat Casualty Care Course (C4) which serves as a military unique curriculum for the Services.
-Program manager and instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support.
-Program manager and instructor for Emergency War Surgery.
-Program manager and instructor Advanced Burn Life Support.

Interested applicants please contact your Detailer ASAP.