Navy Medicine Features

I am Navy Medicine: Tracy S. Hejmanowski, Ph.D.

By Tracy S. Hejmanowski, Ph.D., Naval Hospital Jacksonville Deployment Health Center I’ve long been invested in deploying personnel because of their strong sense of service and courage. As the program manager and deployment psychologist for Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Deployment Health Center (DHC), I am privileged to work solely with pre- and post-deployers and their families. I have been very fortunate …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Victoria Holzapfel

By  Lt. Victoria Holzapfel, Naval Hospital Beaufort I’m an Arlington, Texas native applying forensic science education to help patients following sexual assault I’ve long been interested in forensic science, especially after taking a course in forensic nursing during nursing school. I didn’t foresee an opportunity to study, pursue or apply it in my practice as a Navy nurse; however I …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Teri Ryals

by Lt. Cmdr. Teri Ryals, Naval Medical Center San Diego sexual assault medical forensic program My decision to join the Navy was heavily influenced by my father’s career and his passion for being a Navy nurse. He loved the Navy and served our country for more than 31 years.Over the past four years of my career, I’ve been given endless opportunities by …

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My Victim Advocate Training Experience

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs Like any Sailor, I’m always looking for new ways to make myself better, whether personally or professionally. I don’t mean to look better on paper, because I realize some people have that intent in their careers.  I mean really, truly a better person through growth and professional development. One interest I …

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I am Navy Medicine: Navy Medicine Reservist Hospital Corpsman 1st class Ailyn Smith – Torres

By Hospital corpsman 1st class Ailyn Smith-Torres In 2001, I was attending nursing school and working as a certified medical assistant, a position I had held for more than seven years. One day, as I was driving down 32nd street in San Diego, California, I saw an advertisement for the U.S. Navy Reserve.  I wrote down the number and called the …

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