FY-11 MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD

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SUBJ/FY-11 MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT PROGRAM 
SELECTION BOARD//



RMKS/1.  THE FY-11 MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS (MSC) IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT 
PROGRAM (IPP) SELECTION BOARD WILL CONVENE IN OCTOBER 2010.  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, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, SOCIAL WORK 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.  
WAIVERS FOR E-4 PAYGRADES WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.  
APPLICANTS IN THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE
(IRR) OR SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY FOR SPECIAL WORK (ADSW), ACTIVE DUTY 
FOR TRAINING (ADT), ONE TO THREE YEAR RECALLS, AND ACTIVE RESERVE 
MARINES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM.

3.  APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS ARE PROVIDED IN 
OPNAVINST 1420.1B (CHAPTERS 1, 2 AND 6).  A SUBSEQUENT MARINE 
ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE (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.  AGE WAIVERS WILL NOT BE GRANTED.

5.  AMPLIFYING PROGRAM INFORMATION FOR FY-11 BOARD.
    A.  COLLEGE BOARD SCHOLASTIC ASSESSMENT TEST (SAT) OR AMERICAN 
COLLEGE TEST (ACT) EXAM SCORES ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS 
REQUESTING TO COMPLETE A BACHELOR'S DEGREE USING MILITARY FUNDING; 
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE SAT SCORE IS 1,000 (MINIMUM MATH - 460) AND MINIMUM 
ACT SCORE IS 42 (COMBINED MATH AND ENGLISH).
    B.  FOR APPLICANTS APPLYING TO THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM, 
ONLY SAT SCORES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
    C.  PHARMACY APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT PHARMACY COLLEGE ADMISSION TEST 
(PCAT) SCORES.
    D.  GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE) OR GRADUATE MANAGEMENT 
ADMISSION TEST (GMAT) SCORES ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS REQUESTING 
TO COMPLETE A MASTER'S DEGREE USING MILITARY FUNDING (EXCLUDING 
PHARMACY).  FOR NON-MASTERS PREPARED APPLICANTS, A GRE SCORE OF 1,000 
OR A GMAT SCORE OF 500 IS REQUIRED.
    E.  FOR HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION APPLICANTS, MSC IPP IS NOT 
OFFERING A FULL-TIME OUT SERVICE (FTOS) TRAINING OPTION FOR THIS BOARD.  
GRE OR GMAT SCORES ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS, AS APPLICANTS WILL 
BE SCREENED FOR SELECTION TO ATTEND FULL-TIME IN- SERVICE TRAINING AT 
EITHER ARMY-BAYLOR UNIVERSITY GRADUATE PROGRAM IN HEALTH CARE 
ADMINISTRATION OR THE MASTER'S IN HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY 
DEGREE AT THE UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES 
(USUHS).
    F.  TO RECEIVE ENTRY GRADE EDUCATION CREDIT UPON SELECTION, MASTERS 
DEGREES OBTAINED PRIOR TO JUNE 2011 MUST HAVE AN EMPHASIS IN HEALTH 
CARE ADMINISTRATION AND BE ACCREDITED BY THE FOLLOWING ACCREDITING 
BODIES: COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION 
(CAHME) (WWW.CAHME.ORG); THE ASSOCIATION TO ADVANCE COLLEGIATE SCHOOLS 
OF BUSINESS (AACSB) (WWW.AACSB.EDU);  THE COUNCIL ON EDUCATION FOR 
PUBLIC HEALTH (CEPH) (WWW.CEPH.ORG); NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF 
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND ADMINISTRATION (NASPAA).

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 18 JUNE 2010, OR 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.  MSC IS INTRODUCING TWO NEW SPECIALTIES FOR THE FY-11 MSC IPP:
CANDIDATES FOR SOCIAL WORK AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IPP MUST MEET THE 
REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW.
    A.  FOR 24 MONTH SOCIAL WORK INTERNSHIP, APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A 
MASTER'S DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK (MSW) FROM A GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL 
WORK ACCREDITED BY THE COUNCIL OF SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION.
    B.  FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY APPLICANTS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 
CANDIDATES MUST BE ACCEPTED TO A MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM IN 
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY THAT HAS BEEN ACCREDITED BY THE ACCREDITATION 
COUNCIL FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION (ACOTE) (WWW.AOTA.ORG).
ALL LEVEL II FIELDWORK WILL BE COMPLETED AT ONE OF THREE NAVY MILITARY 
TREATMENT FACILITIES (MTF): NMC SAN DIEGO;  NMC PORTSMOUTH; OR NNMC 
BETHESDA.

8.  APPLICANTS ARE REMINDED THAT PER OPNAVINST 1811.3 AND 10 USC 6323, 
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT, AN APPLICANT APPOINTED AS AN 
OFFICER IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE, 
OF WHICH AT LEAST TEN YEARS WAS SERVICE AS AN ACTIVE COMMISSIONED 
OFFICER.

9.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED NOT LATER THAN 20 AUGUST 2010 AND 
MAILED TO:  NAVMED MPTE, 8901 WISCONSIN AVE, BETHESDA MD 20889.
ADDITIONAL OR AMPLIFYING DOCUMENTS TO INCLUDE SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT/PCAT OR 
OTHER SCORES MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER 17 SEPTEMBER 2010.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT BE REVIEWED 
BY THE BOARD.  DETAILED APPLICATION INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT 
HTTP://WWW.MED.NAVY.MIL/SITES/NAVMEDMPTE/PAGES/MSCIPPPAINSERVICE
PROCUREMENTPROGRAMPHYSICIANASSISTANT.ASPX

10.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- MS. BEVERLY KEMP, AT (301) 319-4520/DSN 285 OR EMAIL AT 
BEVERLY.KEMP(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL.
- HM2 SOUCY, AT (301) 295-0925/DSN 295 OR EMAIL AT 
ALLYSON.SOUCY(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL.
- OR SEND AN EMAIL TO MSCIPP(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL.

11.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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