Navy Medicine

Historical Notes from Navy Dentistry’s First Year

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, BUMED On August 22, 1912, President William Taft signed into law an act creating a formal corps of uniformed dentists in the U.S. Navy.  This date did not mark the beginning of dental care in the Navy, but rather the formal establishment of a professional community of trained uniformed dentists. Some form of dental care had …

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Navy Medicine Mobilizes New Platforms in the whole-of-nation fight against COVID-19

By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Communications *** On July 20, 2020, Navy medical providers were mobilized to Texas as part of U.S. Northern Command’s pandemic response in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s request for Defense Support to Civil Authorities. This deployment marked the first use of the newly established Acute Care Team and Rapid Rural Response Team medical …

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I am Navy Medicine: LT Jasmine Scott

“I am Lieutenant Jasmine Scott, a fourth year medical student at the Uniformed Services University (USU).” Prior to arriving at USU in August 2016 to pursue her Doctor of Medicine degree, Scott served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. “I joined the JAG Corps after law school because I knew I wanted to serve …

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I am Navy Medicine: ENS Brett Flaherty

“I am Ensign Brett Flaherty, a third year medical student at the Uniformed Services University (USU).” Flaherty was one of only six United States Naval Academy (USNA) class of 2017 graduates to join the USU School of Medicine class of 2021. Current Navy regulations cap the maximum number of combined Medical and Dental Corps billets for graduating USNA midshipmen at …

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I am Navy Medicine: ENS Trevor Elam

Ensign Trevor Elam, 3rd year medical student at the Uniformed Services University, poses with a therapy dog on the wards. “I am Ensign Trevor Elam, athird year medical student at the Uniformed Services University (USU).” Prior to arriving at USU in August 2017 to pursue his Doctor of Medicine degree, Elam worked in a medical simulation lab at a University …

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