Navy Medicine

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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I am Navy Medicine: LT Steven Beall

“I am Lieutenant Steven Beall, a fourth year medical student at the Uniformed Services University (USU).” Beall is part of the majority of students who enroll at USU with no prior military service. He was selected to enter medical school immediately following his undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama. Originally a native of Germantown, TN, “I was drawn to …

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The Sailor’s Diet of 1862

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, BUMED On July 25, 1862, following reports of sickness and low morale, Fleet Surgeon William Maxwell Wood was ordered by the Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles to conduct a medical and sanitary inspection of the James River Flotilla.[i]  Fleet Surgeon William Maxwell Wood Travelling aboard the steamer USS Satellite, Wood visited the principal vessels …

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