Tag Archives: MEDNEWS

I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Jamal Dejli

As a microbiologist, Navy Medicine has taken me away from the laboratory bench and routine patient sample processing to a more challenging, diversified and rewarding career. It has molded me into the naval officer I am today. I am a native of Safi, Morocco and resident of the state of Massachusetts.  I was employed as a medical technologist at Massachusetts …

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Navy’s ShipShape Program: It’s Your Job to Stay Fit and Our Job to Help

By Sally Vickers, MS, CHES, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Maintaining a healthy weight is mission critical, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. As service members, beneficiaries, retirees, and government civilians, you are constantly balancing work life and personal life. It can seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ricler M. Magsayo

I’m honored to be selected as Navy Medicine’s 2015 fiscal year Shore-Based Junior Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) of the Year. I’m a Chicago native, graduating from Stephen Tyng Mather High School in 2002. I attended Northeastern Illinois University that fall then transferred to Wilburn Wright College, but I couldn’t find direction on what I wanted to do as a career, so I …

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Navy Medicine discusses new Medical Career Opportunity for Enlisted Sailors

Following the Navy’s recent announcement about the new Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2), the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) public affairs office met with Lt. Cmdr. Jami Peterson, EMDP2 selection board president, to find out more information about the new program available to enlisted Sailors. Q:  What is EMDP2? A: EMDP2 is a medical school preparatory program …

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Swimming with Sharks: Navy Physician Remembers the Indianapolis Disaster Part I

By Capt. Lewis Haynes (1912-2001) Editor’s Note. July 30, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of a harrowing event in naval history. On July 30, 1945, USS Indianapolis (CA-35) was returning from a secret mission (transporting the atomic bomb) to Tinian Island when it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sank into the Philippine Sea.  The survivors remained at sea for four …

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