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The Making of A Navy Doc

By Lt. Cmdr. Mike Villarroel, internal medicine resident, Naval Medical Center San Diego Graduate Medical Education in Navy Medicine is multi-faceted, providing education to many specialties. As part of Navy Medical Education and Training month this month, Navy medical personnel wrote to their future selves in order to show what it took to get to the current points in their …

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Navy Medicine Comptroller Supports Students as U.S. Senate Youth Program Mentor

Lt. Tony Coleman, MSC, comptroller, Naval Hospital Beaufort, S.C. I recently had the opportunity to serve as a U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Military Mentor. USSYP is an intensive weeklong educational experience sponsored by the United States Senate, funded by the Hearst Foundation. The program brings 104 outstanding high school students from across the nation and Department of Defense Education …

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Tobacco Use – Our People, Our Policies, Our Personal Responsibilities

There is no debate on the hazards of smoking and tobacco use. From a scientific perspective, the debate ended conclusively over 50 years ago when the U.S. Surgeon General issued the landmark report that changed how the country faced this growing public health threat.  Smoking kills. And 50 years later, it is still killing. Smoking is the leading cause of …

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Navy Medicine … Our Presence Matters

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Earlier this month I wrapped up my first visit to our research facilities in Southeast Asia. I visited the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center-Asia (NMRC-Asia) in Singapore, the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2 (NAMRU-2) in Phnom Penh and the …

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Virtual Board Saves Real Money

By Capt. Elizabeth McGuigan, director, Navy Graduate Medical Education (GME) & Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Bill Robinson, deputy, Navy GME & CME This year’s Joint Service Graduate Medical Education Selection Board (JSGMESB), which chooses medical officers from the Army, Air Force and Navy for internship, residency, fellowship and non-clinical training, had a very different look – it was completely …

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