Navy Medical Service Corps

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Navy Medical Service Corps
Seal of the United States Navy Medical Service Corps.png
Seal of the United States Navy Medical Service Corps[1]
Founded August 4, 1947; 71 years ago (1947-08-04)
Country  United States of America
Branch  United States Navy[2]
Role Military medical support and research
Size 2,600 officers (approximately)
Website Homepage

The United States Navy Medical Service Corps is a staff corps of the U.S. 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%.[3] 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.[4]

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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.[3] 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:[3]

Clinical Care Providers are subdivided into the following fields of specialty:[3]

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