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SUBJ/FY-16 MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT PROGRAM SELECTION
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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS
APPLICATION MANUAL. REFERENCE B IS BUMED P-117, MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL
DEPARTMENT. REFERENCE C IS 10 U.S.C. 6323, VOLUNTARY RETIREMENTOFFICERS: 20
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN solicits applications for the FY-16 Medical Service
Corps (MSC) In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) Selection Board. The MSC
IPP will convene in the Fall of 2015. MSC IPP provides a path for qualified,
career-motivated, enlisted personnel to obtain a commission as an MSC
officer. Applications will be accepted for the following specialties:
Health Care Administration (HCA), Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene,
Pharmacy, Physician Assistant (PA), Occupational Therapy, Social Work, and
2. This program is open to active-duty enlisted Sailors, Marines, and Navy
Full-Time Support (FTS) personnel of any rating in paygrades E-5 through E-9
at the time of application. Waivers for personnel in the paygrade of E-4
will be considered on a case by case basis for PA applicants only.
Reservists in an FTS status are eligible; reservists in any status other than
FTS are not eligible.
3. Application procedures and education requirements are outlined in
reference (a), chapters 1, 2, and 6, and this NAVADMIN.
4. Applicants must not have reached their 42nd birthday by the time of
initial appointment and commissioning. Age waivers will not be granted.
5. Amplifying information for the FY-16 MSC IPP Board.
a. Applicants assigned to a nuclear training command or who hold a Navy
Nuclear Enlisted Classification (335x, 336x, 338x, 339x) and are applying for
the FY-16 MSC IPP Board must obtain conditional release from nuclear field
duty prior to submitting their application for consideration for the FY-16
board. To obtain a conditional release, an applicant must submit a NAVPERS
1306/7, (rev 01-03), Enlisted Personnel Action Request to the OPNAV Nuclear
Propulsion Program Management Branch (N133) via their detailer (Pers-403).
The FY-16 MSC IPP Board will only consider nuclear enlisted candidates who
have a conditional release included in their MSC IPP application.
b. For applicants not assigned to nuclear programs listed in paragraph
5.a.: applicants under obligated training require a conditional release from
their enlisted community manager (ECM). To obtain a conditional release, an
applicant must submit a NAVPERS 1306/7, (rev 01-03) Enlisted Personnel Action
Request to their ECM. The FY-16 MSC IPP board will only consider enlisted
candidates who have a conditional release included in their program
c. Physical standards. Applicants must be worldwide assignable. Per
reference (a), chapter 6 paragraph 3.e., applicants must meet
precommissioning/accession physical standards for appointment as an MSC
officer prescribed in reference (b), chapter
d. Test scores. ACT, SAT, graduate record examination (GRE), graduate
management aptitude test (GMAT), or applicable scores must be completed
within five years of application due date.
e. College board (SAT or ACT) exam scores are required for all
applicants requesting to complete a bachelor degree using military funding.
The minimum acceptable SAT score is 1000 and the minimum ACT score is 42
(combined math and English). Application packages missing exam scores will
not be considered by the board.
f. 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, a GRE score of 1000 (pre August 2012 exams)
or 300 (post August 2012 exams) or a GMAT score of 500 is required.
Application packages missing exam scores will not be considered by the board.
g. For applicants applying to the PA program, only SAT scores will be
accepted. The minimum acceptable SAT score is 1000 (minimum math 460).
Applications with an SAT math score below 460 will not be considered by the
h. Pharmacy applicants must submit pharmacy college admission test
6. For HCA applicants, MSC IPP is not offering full-time out service
training option for this board. Applicants will be screened for selection to
attend full-time in-service training in either the Army-Baylor University
graduate program in HCA, more information is available at
the masters in HCA and policy degree at the Uniformed Services University of
the Health Sciences, more information is available at
http://www.usuhs.mil/pmb/mhapcurriculum.html. A GRE or GMAT score is
required for all applicants irrespective of degrees currently held. In
addition, applicants are strongly encouraged to seek conditional letters of
acceptance from one or both schools for inclusion in their IPP package. If
HCA applicants are selected this does not guarantee screening into one of the
above graduate programs.
7. For HCA applicants seeking entry grade credit upon selection, masters
degree must be obtained prior to June 2016, must have an emphasis in HCA, and
must be accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies: Commission on
Accreditation of Health Care Management Education, more information is
available at http://www.cahme.org; the Association to Advance Collegiate
Schools of Business, more information is available at http://www.aacsb.edu;
the Council on Education for Public Health, more information is available at
http://www.ceph.org; National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and
Administration, more information is available at http://www.naspaa.org.
8. For PA applicants, to determine an applicants academic eligibility by the
degree-granting institution, applicants must submit their official
transcripts and a complete list of all schools attended to the Navy Medicine
Professional Development Center (NMPDC), more information is available at
http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/navmedmpte/nmtc/pages/ipap.aspx, NLT 25 July
2015. Points of contact for NMPDC are listed in paragraph 12 of this
NAVADMIN. Note this is not the deadline for submission of an official MSC IPP
application, only the applicants academic history. Applicants will be
notified of their academic eligibility well before the official MSC IPP
9. Applicants for the Occupational Therapy program must have an acceptance
letter to a master's degree program in occupational therapy that has been
accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education,
Visit http://www.aota.org for more information.
10. Applicants for the 24 month social work (MSW) internship must have a
master's degree in social work from a graduate school of social work
accredited by the Council of Social Work Education at http://www.cswe.org,
with a completion date NLT June 2016. Candidates with strong clinical
backgrounds are preferred, with preference given to those able to demonstrate
experience and proficiency in diagnosis and treatment, trauma, post-traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and resiliency. A
licensed graduate social worker or equivalent is required for internship in
states that license post-msw social workers.
11. For Social Work (MSW + Internship) applicants, MSC IPP is not offering a
full-time out-service training option for this board; however, applicants
will be screened for selection to attend the full-time in-service training at
the Army/Fayetteville State University Master of Social Work (MSW) Program.
More information is available online (http://www.uncfsu.edu/sw/academic-
programs/army-fsu-msw-program) or via phone at (210) 221-6158. Requirements
for consideration into the Army/Fayetteville State University MSW Program
include: a completed Fayetteville State University Graduate School
application for admission, an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
or higher, an official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of 290 or higher
(completed within five years of program start date), a personal statement of
no more than five typed, double-spaced pages, and three letters of reference
from professionals who can attest to the applicant's capabilities for
successful performance in a graduate academic program, and three Fayetteville
State University Recommendations for Graduate Studies forms.
12. Per references (a) and (c), applicants are reminded that to be eligible
for voluntary retirement, an applicant appointed as an officer is required to
complete 20 years of active-duty service, with at least ten years of service
as an active commissioned officer (unless waived to eight years).
13. Applications must be postmarked NLT 1 September 2015 and mailed to:
Commanding Officer, Navy Medicine Professional Development
Attn: Code 03C HMDT
8955 Wood Road, Bldg. 1,
Bethesda, MD 20889-5628
All required documentation must be received NLT 15 October 2015. Incomplete
applications received after this date will not be reviewed by the board.
Detailed application information can be found at
A MARADMIN will outline conditional release procedures for active-duty
Marines who are selected to participate in the program.
14. Points of Contact:
a. Ms. Kemp, Navy Medical Professional Development Center, Code O3C HMDT
at (301) 319-4520/DSN 285, or via e-mail at beverly.d.kemp.civ(at)mail.mil.
b. HM2 Clark at (301) 295-0925/DSN 295 or via e-mail at
15. This message is canceled for record purposes on 30 September 2016.
16. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//