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Navy Medicine’s First Female Flight Surgeon Looks Back

By Capt. Jane McWilliams Hardman, Medical Corps, U.S.N., Retired Editor’s Note. The following is an excerpt of an oral history with Capt. Jane McWilliams Hardman from May 2018.[i] In December 1973, then-Lts. McWilliams and Victoria Voge made history as the first female flight surgeons in the Navy. Hardman would go on to serve over 20 years in the Navy as …

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Flight Surgeons – Making a Stressful Occupation Look Cool

By Lt. Cmdr. Shawnna Chee, PsyD, ABPP, aerospace clinical neuropsychologist, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute How can something that looks so cool possibly be so stressful? As an aerospace clinical neuropsychologist at Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) in Pensacola, Florida, nearly all pilots and air crew I see deny any kind of stress related to their jobs; or if they do mention it, …

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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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