With on-going contingency operations overseas, there is an ever greater demand for compassionate, motivated, and dedicated medical professionals. The following slides contain pictures contributed by Physician Assistants in action around the world. They create an overview of the environments and spectrum of medicine that is currently being practiced in support of our nation.
Overview Major Medical Treatment Facilities Orthopedic Physician Assistants Possible US Duty Stations Special Duty and Overseas Billets EMF Kuwait Djibouti Army United States Marine Corps –LT Annandono Interview Video LinkLT Annandono Interview Video Link Shipboard Training Opportunities Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) The Hospital Corpsmen You Will Serve With!!!! (Oliver North Video Link) Benefits Points of Contact
Physician Assistant Specialty Leader CDR Dave Holder, PA-C Teaching Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) to Afghan National Army Members
CDR Dave Holder, PA-C, Teaching Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) to Afghan National Army Members
CDR Dave Holder, PA-C, TCCC Graduation at Battalion Aid Station Ghazni, Afghanistan
DOD Physician Assistants CDR Nora Perez & CDR Dave Holder
Major Medical Treatment Facilities National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, MD Naval Medical Center San Diego
Denotes Possible Duty Stations (not all possibilities depicted) PORT HUENEME LEMOORE FALLON BREMERTON SAN DIEGO NEWPORT WILLOW GROVE FORT BRAGG JACKSONVILLE PENSACOLA MERIDIAN NORFOLK/VA BEACH EARLE PAX RIVER/ INDIAN HEAD QUANTICO/D.C/BETHESDA. SAN ANTONIO YUMA EL CENTRO KEY WEST KINGS BAY BEAUFORT BRIDGEPORT ANNAPOLIS NEW BERN NEW ORLEANS Possible US Duty Stations CHARLESTON
ATSUGI OKINAWA IWAKUNI GERMANY SIGONELLA NAPLES ROTA CUBA EVERETT WA SAN DIEGO NORFOLK BAHRAIN GUAM Special Duty and Overseas Billets (not inclusive of possible deployment locations) Denotes Possible Duty Stations (not all possibilities depicted)
Navy LT. David Bennett, a PA with the Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team, carries a civilian hit by an improvised explosive device into the 67th Forward Surgical Team facility on Forward Operating Base Sharana in the Paktika province, Afghanistan
LCDR Jim Rueff, MPAS, PA-C an Individual Augmentee from the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery arriving at FOB Wright, PRT Kunar, Asadabad, Afghanistan Nov 2008 as provincial health advisor and Senior Medical Officer
LCDR Jim Rueff, MPAS, PA-C of Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar and Collegues with the Forward Surgical Team attend to MEDEVAC patients from a Mass Casualty, June 2009.
LCDR Jim Rueff, MPAS, PA-C, Presented with the Bronze Star and Combat Medical Badge by CDR Joey Tynch, Commanding Officer Provincial Reconstruction Team, Kunar for Meritorious Actions Under Fire While in Asadabad, Afghanistan, June 2009.
LT. Joseph Baugh, Physician Assistant assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Ghazni, provides medical treatment to a child in the village of Slemanji, Oct. 31 and then speaks with the Moqur Comprehensive Health Clinic Director in Moqur, Afghanistan in December 2009.
LT Baugh, Physician Assistant assists two Afghan National Policemen with administering an IV during Combat Life Saving Training.
LT Joseph Baugh, PA-C and Dr. Masood, an Afghan Physician working for the PRT, instruct Afghan National Policemen on the proper techniques for rolling a patient.
LT Bashore PA-C, Moving to Sickcall and Village Evaluation, Afghanistan 2006
Spec War LCDR Callahan PA-C, Officer In Charge CFSOCC Clinic Special Operations Central Command
LT Joelle Annandono Orthopedic Fellow – speaks candidly about being a Physician Assistant, Naval Officer, Sailor, and her tour with the Navy SEALs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=- 0hlwubktTIhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=- 0hlwubktTI
Training Opportunities Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) Clinical –Orthopedic Fellowship –Emergency Medicine Fellowship (2012) –Dive Medicine Non-Clinical –Congressional Fellowship –Health Care Administration –War College –Internships –Education PhD
AAPA Emergency Medicine Programs Military Programs US Army – Baylor –18 months –Clinical doctorate –Multiple training sites US Air Force Wright Patterson –13 months –Certificate of completion –1 – 5/class US Navy –Program 2011-2012 –Proposal 18 months –Proposal 3 per class –Future – Multiple training sites –Future – 2 per training site –Future – Clinical Doctorate –Future – 2 additional Army/Air Force slots Civilian Programs University of Iowa –18 months –3 per class –Certificate of completion East Virginia Medical School –12 months –Certificate of completion –? Number/class John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center –18 months –Certificate of completion –1 every 6 months University of Texas Science Center –12 months –3/class Albert Einstein –18 months –Certificate of completion –2-3/class
Proposed EMED Fellowship Trained Utilization 50+ Organic USMC forward deployed Physician Assistant billets –Battalion Surgeon – Division –Combat Logistics Battalion Surgeon – CLB Marine Expeditionary Unit Shock Trauma Platoon –Marine Special Operations Command US Marine Corps Health Service Augment Personnel –Shock Trauma Platoon –Forward Resuscitative Surgical Suite US Army – Joint –Medical Officer Convoy Operations –PRT Medical Officer
Proposed Fellowship Trained Utilization US Navy –Various Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF) – Acute Care Departments –Future utilization in the MTF Emergency Departments –Augments for EMED Physicians at Physician Extenders –Immediate assignment to USMC platforms when assigned to MTFs. –Blue/Green Integration for Amphibious Ready Group – Mass Casualty Expert afloat –Fill the EMED Physician shortfalls –Aircraft Carrier Emergency Response Provider –Mass Casualty Experts –Disaster Relief Experts
Orthopedic Fellowship Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA 1 year training, 2 year “pay-back” 3 slots per year American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Certificate of Completion “Utilization” tour with USMC Independent billets Unmatched responsibility and autonomy as a result of challenging and high volume case loads.
The Hospital Corpsmen You Will Serve With!!!! LtCol Oliver North (Ret.) saw Corpsmen in action during his time embedded with Marines in Iraq. Through his own Power Point presentation, he pays tribute to the Sailors through moving photos and vignettes that portray the level of dedication and sacrifice of those you may have the honor to serve with. The video clip is linked below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_HgmisNqLY
Benefits As a full-time Navy Medical Service Corps Officer, you can look forward to excellent benefits that include: A competitive salary and supplemental pay Scheduled pay raises and regular promotions Advanced training funded by the Navy Comprehensive medical and dental coverage (includes family) Generous retirement income plus a 401(k)-like savings plan 30 days of paid vacation per year Tax-free allowances for housing and meals Tax-free shopping (at military stores) Free or low-cost world travel opportunities Access to military clubs worldwide
Education Benefits Wherever you are in your clinical care career, the Navy can help you reach your goals with financial assistance and continued education programs – while also offering credit for both workplace experience and master’s level degrees in the Physician Assistant field. Currently studying to be a Physician Assistant? These offers are available to students: –Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) – Get 100% tuition assistance while completing an eligible Physician Assistant education program – plus a monthly stipend of $1,992 to help cover the cost of living for up to 24 months* along the way. –Navy Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP) – Get up to $120,000 while finishing your program. That includes a monthly salary and housing allowance from $2,990 to $5,000 for up to 24 months (housing allowance may vary depending upon location) – plus other benefits. Note that this specific offer is exclusive to the Navy and not available in other military service branches. Currently a practicing PA professional? –Navy Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP) – Receive up to $80,000 to repay graduate school loans.