Medical Corps

The Sculptor’s Compass

By Lt. Darshan S. Thota, emergency department, Naval Medical Center San Diego  As a new resident in Naval Medical Center San Diego’s emergency department (ED), I’m starting to learn that serious and life-threatening conditions require rapid identification and intervention. Response time is often stretched out due to additional services, existing policies, overcrowding and cost of care. The most efficient emergency …

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Docstar: Letter to my Former Self

By Lt. Cmdr. Jason E Smith, MD, MC Dear Jason – or Docstar, as you like be called these days – After 10 years of college, medical school, internship and flight surgeon training, you’ve finally arrived in … Yuma, Arizona. Why are you 150 miles from the ocean, and since when do Navy docs take care of Marines? Only since November 10, …

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Happy 143rd Birthday to the Navy Medical Corps

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Navy Medical Corps as they celebrate 143 years of dedicated service March 3. The Medical Corps has come a long way since 1871 when the 41st Congress …

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Navy Surgeon General Honors Medical Service Corps’ 66th Birthday

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Medical Service Corps as you celebrate 66 years of faithful and dedicated service. Your origins began on Aug. 4, 1947 when the Army-Navy Medical Service Corps Act was …

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Surgeon General’s Medical Corps Birthday Message

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of Navy Medicine and a grateful nation, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Navy Medical Corps as they celebrate 142 years of faithful and dedicated service on March 3rd. Since 1871, when the 41st Congress enacted …

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