Tag Archives: IDC

Profiles in Medical Power – HM2 A. Joseph Brown

HM2 (SW) A. Joseph Brown USS Cole (DDG 67) General Duty Corpsman PEOPLE HM2 Brown completed Corpsman A School in San Antonio Texas where he learned about prevention and treatment of disease, disability and injury using preventive medicine and public health procedures and practices. He is trained in medical record keeping, supervising shipboard environmental sanitation and preventive medicine programs as …

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Profiles in Medical Power

HM1(SS/AW/SW) Matthew Carter Submarine Force Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) PEOPLE HM1 Carter started his medical career as a Behavioral Health Technician from the Naval School of Health Sciences. He later completed training at the Basic Enlisted Submarine School (BESS) and subsequent training at the Naval Undersea Medical Institute (NUMI) in topics covering Radiation Health and Clinical and Operational Medicine. He …

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Navy Medicine is Prepared to Care for Women at Sea

By Lt. Hope Nicole Blythe Moore, General Medical Officer, Surface Warfare Medical Institute At the Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI) in San Diego, California, we do our part to help Navy Medicine increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among our female Sailors serving on Navy ships. Female Sailors underway or in port …

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Hospital Corps’ Top Doc

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Story by Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei CAMP HANSEN, Japan – There were an estimated five thousand casualties suffered during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and independent duty corpsmen did their best to prevent the deaths of those injured. Petty Officer 1st Class Wilson Rodriguez, Jr., now an IDC himself, served as a hospital corpsman on …

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I ‘m proud to be an Independent Duty Corpsman

By Chief Hospital Corpsman  (EXW) Travis Harmon, Navy Medicine Education & Training Command I say “We”, however, this is my own perspective of what an IDC is. IDCs are a small community of highly skilled medical practitioners trained to operate in the most arduous environments. On any given day we are solely responsible for the health and well being of …

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