Medical Service Corps

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Celebrating 71 years of the Medical Service Corps

On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere congratulations, thanks and appreciation to the Navy Medical Service Corps (MSC) as it celebrates 71 years of unwavering dedication and service. On August 4, 1947, the Army-Navy Medical Service Corps Act was passed to provide a permanent commissioned corps of specialists to complement the existing Medical Department officer corps. The first …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Medical Service Corps 70th Birthday

Shipmates: I am honored to join in the celebration of the 70th birthday of the Navy Medical Service Corps on Aug 4, 2017. From the initial establishment of the Corps onward, generations of Medical Service Corps officers have supported the Navy and Marine Corps fighting teams through decades of trials and triumph, ensuring fast and effective support even in the …

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Celebrating National Physician Assistant Week

by Cmdr. Ed Owens, physician assistant specialty leader, Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point National Physician Assistants (PA) Day was first celebrated Oct. 6, 1987, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of physician assistants. On Oct. 6, 2010, President Barrack Obama proclaimed October 6 – 12, as National Physician Assistant Week. This year the physician assistant profession …

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I am Navy Medicine: Cmdr. Lee Danny Hoey

My name is Lee Danny Hoey. I am a commander in the Navy’s Medical Service Corps, serving as a biochemist at U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) I am a native New Yorker. I was born in New York City where I lived and attended school before earning my Doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts. During …

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Pacific Partnership 2016: The Positive Power of Saying ‘Yes’

By Lt. Jen Knapp, Entomology department head, directorate of public health, Pacific Partnership 2016 It all began with an email asking for volunteers to take the lead on events in Vietnam for Pacific Partnership 2016. There was very little detail about what the events would be or any requirements that may be needed but I made the decision to say …

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