FY-09 MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS (MSC) IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT PROGRAM (IPP) SELECTION BOARD

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SUBJ/FY-09 MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS (MSC) IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT PROGRAM
(IPP) SELECTION BOARD//


RMKS/1.  THE FY-09 MSC IPP SELECTION BOARD WILL CONVENE OCT 08.  THE 
MSC IPP PROVIDES A PATH FOR QUALIFIED AND CAREER MOTIVATED ACTIVE DUTY 
ENLISTED PERSONNEL TO OBTAIN A COMMISSION AS A MSC OFFICER IN HEALTH 
CARE ADMINISTRATION, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE, PHARMACY, 
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, OR RADIATION HEALTH.
2.  THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED SAILORS, MARINES, AND 
NAVY FULL-TIME SUPPORT (FTS) IN ANY RATING OR MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL 
SPECIALTY IN PAYGRADES E-5 THROUGH E-9 AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.
RESERVISTS IN THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE (IRR) OR SERVING ON ACTIVE 
DUTY FOR SPECIAL WORK (ADSW), ACTIVE DUTY FOR TRAINING (ADT), OR ONE TO 
THREE YEAR RECALLS, OR ACTIVE RESERVE MARINES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS 
PROGRAM.
3.  APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS ARE PROVIDED IN 
OPNAVINST 1420.1A (CHAPTERS 1, 2, AND 6).  A SUBSEQUENT MARADMIN WILL 
OUTLINE CONDITIONAL RELEASE PROCEDURES FOR ACTIVE DUTY MARINES WHO ARE 
SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM.  
4.  APPLICANTS MUST NOT HAVE REACHED THEIR 42ND BIRTHDAY BY TIME OF 
INITIAL APPOINTMENT AND COMMISSIONING.  NO AGE WAIVERS WILL BE GRANTED.
5.  AMPLIFYING PROGRAM REQUIREMENT CHANGES FOR FY-09 BOARD.  PLEASE 
READ IN ITS ENTIRETY.       
    A.  COLLEGE BOARD (SAT OR ACT) EXAM SCORES ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL 
APPLICANTS REQUESTING TO COMPLETE A BACHELORS DEGREE USING MILITARY 
FUNDING; THE MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE SAT SCORE IS 1,000 (MINIMUM MATH - 460) 
AND THE MINIMUM ACT SCORE IS 42 (COMBINED MATH AND 
ENGLISH).   FOR APPLICANTS APPLYING TO THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT 
PROGRAM, ONLY SAT SCORES WILL BE ACCEPTED.   
    B.  PHARMACY APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT PHARMACY COLLEGE ADMISSION TEST
(PCAT) SCORES.  
    C.  GRE OR GMAT SCORES ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS REQUESTING 
TO COMPLETE A MASTERS DEGREE USING MILITARY FUNDING (EXCLUDING 
PHARMACY).
FOR NON-MASTERS PREPARED APPLICANTS, GRE SCORE OF 900 OR A GMAT OF 500 
IS REQUIRED.  
    D.  FOR HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION APPLICANTS, MASTERS DEGREES 
OBTAINED ON-LINE MUST BE ACCREDITED BY THE COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION 
OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION (CAHME) (SEE WWW.CAHME.ORG) OR THE 
ASSOCIATION TO ADVANCE COLLEGIATE SCHOOLS OF BUSINESS (AACSB) (SEE 
WWW.AACSB.EDU), OR THE COUNCIL ON EDUCATION FOR PUBLIC HEALTH
(CEPH) (SEE WWW.CEPH.ORG).  APPLICANTS HOLDING MASTERS DEGREES OBTAINED 
ON-LINE AND NOT ACCREDITED FROM CAHME, AASCB, OR CEPH MUST SUBMIT GRE 
OR GMAT SCORES WITH APPLICATION.
6.  APPLICANTS FOR THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM MUST SUBMIT THEIR 
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL SCHOOLS ATTENDED TO 
NAVY MEDICINE MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND NOT 
LATER THAN 15 JUN 08 FOR DETERMINATION OF ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY BY THE 
DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTION PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF THEIR 
APPLICATION.  APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF ELIGIBILITY WELL BEFORE 
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE.
7.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED NOT LATER THAN 20 AUG 08.  
ADDITIONAL OR AMPLIFYING DOCUMENTS TO INCLUDE SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT/PCAT OR 
OTHER SCORES MUST BE POSTMARKED NLT 20 SEP 08.  INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS 
RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT BE REVIEWED BY THE BOARD.  DETAILED 
APPLICATION INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT 
HTTP://NAVMEDMPTE.MED.NAVY.MIL/MSCIPP/INDEX.CFM.
8.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
  - MS. KEMP AT (301) 319-4520/DSN 285.
  - PETTY OFFICER HOLMAN AT (301) 295-0925/DSN 295.
  - EMAIL AT MSCIPP(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL.  
  - MAILING ADDRESS:
    NAVMED MPTE
    8901 WISCONSIN AVE
    BETHESDA MD  20899
9.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.// 
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