I am Navy Medicine

I AM NAVY MEDICINE

A few words from a Navy Medicine dentist: After having grown up in the Bay Area city of San Leandro and attending Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, I majored in molecular and cell biology at University of California, Berkeley. I became interested in joining the military when my older sister, Maggie, graduated from University of California, Davis and commissioned …

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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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I AM NAVY MEDICINE

If you’ve ever wondered how to nominate someone or even provide YOUR name into the ‘I Am Navy Medicine’ roster – It’s as easy as 1-2-3.  Check out this flyer:

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Hello Anna: A Letter to my Former Self

By Lt. Cmdr. Anna Choe, MC (UMO/DMO) Dear Anna, You are not going to believe this, so I hope you are sitting down. It’s me, actually you, in 2014. You know how sometimes we want to know how things will turn out.  Well, at least in this moment, I can predict your short-term future. Short version/Highlights: – You become a U.S. …

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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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