Navy Medical Service Corps
The Medical Service Corps is a staff corps of the United States Navy, consisting of officers engaged in medical support duties. It includes healthcare scientists and researchers, comprising around 60% of its personnel, and healthcare administrators, comprising the remaining 40%. Many of the latter are former enlisted hospital corpsmen, the Medical Service Corps Inservice Procurement Program (MSC-IPP) being one of several routes from enlisted service to commissioned status. The Medical Service Corps has around 2,600 serving commissioned officers.
The Navy Medical Service Corps was created on 4 August 1947 by act of the United States Congress. Originally it had four specialist sections: Supply and Administration, Optometry, Allied Sciences, and Pharmacy. Currently the Navy Medical Service Corps has three sections: Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Sciences, and Clinical Care Providers.
Healthcare Sciences are subdivided into the following fields of specialty:
- Aerospace Experimental Psychology
- Aerospace Physiology
- Environmental Health
- Industrial Hygiene
- Medical Technology
- Research Physiology
- Radiation Health
- Research Psychology
Clinical Care Providers are subdivided into the following fields of specialty:
- Medical Service Corps (U.S. Army)
- Medical Specialist Corps (U.S. Army)
- Biomedical Sciences Corps (U.S. Air Force)
- Medical Service Corps (U.S. Air Force)
- Naval Medical Research Center official webpage (on USN official website)
- Medical Service Corps. Navy.com (Health Care Opportunities)
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