Navy Medicine Civil Servant Leaves Behind Legacy

By Valerie A. Kremer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs  The ultimate goal to defend national security, to belong to something bigger than himself, and to follow his father’s legacy in federal service, was one man’s mission in life. Determination and drive have always been a part of Jerry LaCamera’s makeup. Ever since he was 12-years old, …

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Message to Navy Medicine Civilian Staff

Navy Medicine Civilian Shipmates, I would like to take a moment to recognize the incredible work and sacrifice all of you make in support of the Navy Medicine mission. The effects of sequestration on the civilian community have been significant.  Many of you were required to endure the hardships of the Department’s planned 6-day furlough, and as the end of …

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Military Match and the Importance of Primary Care

By Lt. Kevin Bernstein, M.D., M.M.S., Family Medicine Resident at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Fla. Now that the holidays are over, the excitement of winter cheer is exchanged for a different kind of excitement for all of those waiting for the results of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Selection Board (aka “military match”). The GME Selection Board is used to determine …

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