2With 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.
3Overview Major Medical Treatment Facilities Orthopedic Physician AssistantsPossible US Duty StationsSpecial Duty and Overseas BilletsEMF KuwaitDjiboutiArmyUnited States Marine CorpsLT Annandono Interview Video LinkShipboardTraining Opportunities Duty Under Instruction (DUINS)The Hospital Corpsmen You Will Serve With!!!! (Oliver North Video Link)BenefitsPoints of Contact
4Physician Assistant Specialty Leader CDR Dave Holder, PA-CTeaching Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) to Afghan National Army Members
5CDR Dave Holder, PA-C, Teaching Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) to Afghan National Army Members
6CDR Dave Holder, PA-C, TCCC Graduation at Battalion Aid Station Ghazni, Afghanistan
7DOD Physician Assistants CDR Nora Perez & CDR Dave Holder
8Major Medical Treatment Facilities National Naval Medical CenterBethesda, MDNaval Medical Center San Diego
19Possible US Duty Stations BREMERTONNEWPORTLEMOOREWILLOW GROVEEARLEFALLONANNAPOLISBRIDGEPORTQUANTICO/D.C/BETHESDA.PAX RIVER/INDIAN HEADPORT HUENEMENORFOLK/VA BEACHNEW BERNJACKSONVILLEFORT BRAGGEL CENTROYUMASAN DIEGOCHARLESTONMERIDIANBEAUFORTKINGS BAYPENSACOLAJACKSONVILLENEW ORLEANSSAN ANTONIOKEY WESTDenotes Possible Duty Stations (not all possibilities depicted)
20Special Duty and Overseas Billets (not inclusive of possible deployment locations) GERMANYEVERETT WANAPLESATSUGIOKINAWAIWAKUNISAN DIEGOROTASIGONELLANORFOLKBAHRAINCUBAGUAMDenotes Possible Duty Stations (not all possibilities depicted)
32Navy 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
41LCDR 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
42LCDR 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.
44LCDR 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.
45LT. 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.
46LT Baugh, Physician Assistant assists two Afghan National Policemen with administering an IV during Combat Life Saving Training.
47LT Joseph Baugh, PA-C and Dr 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.
48LT Bashore PA-C, Moving to Sickcall and Village Evaluation, Afghanistan 2006
108Training Opportunities Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) ClinicalOrthopedic FellowshipEmergency MedicineFellowship (2012)Dive MedicineNon-ClinicalCongressional FellowshipHealth Care AdministrationWar CollegeInternshipsEducation PhD
109AAPA Emergency Medicine Programs Military ProgramsUS Army – Baylor18 monthsClinical doctorateMultiple training sitesUS Air Force Wright Patterson13 monthsCertificate of completion1 – 5/classUS NavyProgramProposal 18 monthsProposal 3 per classFuture – Multiple training sitesFuture – 2 per training siteFuture – Clinical DoctorateFuture – 2 additional Army/Air Force slotsCivilian ProgramsUniversity of Iowa18 months3 per classCertificate of completionEast Virginia Medical School12 months? Number/classJohn Hopkins Bayview Medical Center1 every 6 monthsUniversity of Texas Science Center3/classAlbert Einstein2-3/class
110Proposed EMED Clinical Rotations Emergency Medicine-NMCSD 20 weeksRadiology/CT/Ultrasound - NMCSD weeksAnesthesia - Mercy weeksEmergency Medicine – Children’s weeksEmergency Medicine – Mercy weeksTrauma-Mercy weeksICU-NMCSD weeksCCU-NMCSD weeksPICU-NMCSD weeksOrthopedics-NMCSD weeksOB-NMCSD weeksBurn Management-UCSD weeksTrauma-NTTC USC LA County weeksToxicology-UCSD weeksBlood Bank-NMCSD weeksMercy Air weeksElective weeks
111Proposed EMED Fellowship Trained Utilization 50+ Organic USMC forward deployed Physician Assistant billetsBattalion Surgeon – DivisionCombat Logistics Battalion Surgeon – CLBMarine Expeditionary Unit Shock Trauma PlatoonMarine Special Operations CommandUS Marine Corps Health Service Augment PersonnelShock Trauma PlatoonForward Resuscitative Surgical SuiteUS Army – JointMedical Officer Convoy OperationsPRT Medical Officer
112Proposed Fellowship Trained Utilization US NavyVarious Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF) – Acute Care DepartmentsFuture utilization in the MTF Emergency DepartmentsAugments for EMED Physicians at Physician ExtendersImmediate assignment to USMC platforms when assigned to MTFs.Blue/Green Integration for Amphibious Ready Group – Mass Casualty Expert afloatFill the EMED Physician shortfallsAircraft CarrierEmergency Response ProviderMass Casualty ExpertsDisaster Relief Experts
113Orthopedic Fellowship Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA1 year training, 2 year “pay-back”3 slots per yearAmerican Academy of Orthopedic SurgeonsCertificate of Completion“Utilization” tour with USMCIndependent billetsUnmatched responsibility and autonomy as a result of challenging and high volume case loads.
114The 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.
115BenefitsAs a full-time Navy Medical Service Corps Officer, you can look forward to excellent benefits that include:A competitive salary and supplemental payScheduled pay raises and regular promotionsAdvanced training funded by the NavyComprehensive medical and dental coverage (includes family)Generous retirement income plus a 401(k)-like savings plan30 days of paid vacation per yearTax-free allowances for housing and mealsTax-free shopping (at military stores)Free or low-cost world travel opportunitiesAccess to military clubs worldwide
116Education BenefitsWherever 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.