Inside Navy Medicine

Knowledge Alone is not enough, but it’s a Good Place to Start

by Capt. Tony Griffay, M.D., MC Nothing seems to bring complex issues into focus better than organizing them on paper. Okay, on a computer screen, but you get my point. So join me as I describe my past two years of education and training as a global health and disaster preparedness fellow, which included courses ranging from the basic introduction …

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Hospital Corps Education and Training Leads to Life-Saving Results

By Petty Officer 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command public affairs The Navy’s enlisted medical personnel are widely sought out in the Navy by non-medical personnel as well as doctors and nurses for their expert helping hands. In the Marine Corps, the “doc,” as they refer to their medical technician, is so highly revered, most Marines …

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Celebrating National Physician Assistant Week

by Cmdr. Ed Owens, physician assistant specialty leader, Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point National Physician Assistants (PA) Day was first celebrated Oct. 6, 1987, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of physician assistants. On Oct. 6, 2010, President Barrack Obama proclaimed October 6 – 12, as National Physician Assistant Week. This year the physician assistant profession …

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Navy Corpsman’s ‘New Normal’: Part 4 – Final Chapter

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs Editor’s note: We conclude our series about disabled Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley, who exemplifies the warrior spirit and resiliency of our brother’s in arms. He has overcome his own personal adversity to become a shining example to those living with a disability. Every time …

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Navy Corpsman’s ‘New Normal’: Part 3

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs Editor’s note: We continue our story about disabled Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley’s career as a hospital corpsman taking care of Marines on the battlefield. Recently injured after being involved in a motorcycle accident, Gilley continuously displays his resiliency. According to Gilley, he fell in …

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