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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2019 MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT PROGRAM
NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS
APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL. REF B IS BUMED P-117, MANUAL OF THE
MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. REF C IS 10 U.S.C. SECTION 6323, VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT
OFFICERS: 20 YEARS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN solicits applications for the AY-19 Medical Service
Corps (MSC) In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) Selection Board. The MSC
IPP will convene in the Fall of 2018. 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,
Physician Assistant (PA), Social Work, Entomology, and Medical
Technology/Medical Laboratory Scientist.
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 exceptionally well qualified Sailors
in the E-4 paygrade will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Reservists
in an FTS status are eligible. Reservists in any status other than FTS are
3. Application procedures and education requirements are outlined in this
NAVADMIN and in chapters 1, 2, and 6 of reference (a).
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 AY-19 MSC IPP selection 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 AY-19 MSC IPP selection board must obtain conditional release from
nuclear field duty prior to submitting their application for consideration
for the AY-19 selection board.
To obtain a conditional release, an applicant must submit an Enlisted
Personnel Action Request (NAVPERS 1306/7) to the Chief of Naval Operations
Nuclear Propulsion Program Management Branch via their detailer. The AY-19
MSC IPP selection 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
5a: 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 to their ECM. The AY-19 MSC IPP selection board will only consider
enlisted candidates who have a conditional release included in their program
c. Applicants must be worldwide assignable. In line with chapter 6
paragraph 3e of reference (a), applicants must meet
precommissioning/accession physical standards for appointment as an MSC
officer prescribed in chapter 15 of reference (b).
d. American College Testing (ACT), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT),
Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT),
or applicable scores must be completed within five years of application due
e. College board SAT or ACT exam scores are required for all
Environmental Health Officer and Industrial Hygiene Officer applicants
requesting to complete a bachelors degree using military funding. The
minimum acceptable SAT score is 1,000 and the minimum ACT score is 42
(combined Math and English). Application packages missing exam scores or
with scores below the minimum requirement will not be considered by the
f. GRE or GMAT scores are required for all applicants requesting to
complete a masters degree using military funding. For non-masters prepared
applicants, a GRE score of 300 or GMAT score of
525 is required. Waivers will be considered by the Board on a case- by-case
basis. Application packages missing exam scores will not be considered by
g. For applicants applying to the PA program, only SAT scores will be
accepted. The minimum acceptable SAT score is 1,000 (minimum Math 460).
Applications with an SAT Math score below 460 will not be considered by the
h. Entomology applicants must possess a bachelors degree prior to the
board with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a
4.0 scale and have a GRE score of 300 or higher. Application packages
missing exam scores will not be considered by the board.
Applicants must include an acceptance letter or a tentative letter of
acceptance to a full-time graduate degree program from an accredited
university in entomology.
6. For HCA applicants, the board will select candidates for two separate
categories: Direct commission and training. Applicants are encouraged to
apply for both categories, if eligible.
a. Direct Commission. Applicants for direct commission must possess a
qualifying bachelors or masters degree prior to the board.
(1) Qualifying bachelors degrees include HCA, Health Services
Administration or Management, or in an applicable business or management
discipline. Acceptable disciplines include Accounting, Business Economics
and Policy, Finance, Information Systems Management, Logistics, Manpower,
Human Resources, Materials Management, and Public Administration. Applicants
must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
(2) Qualifying masters degree for entry grade credit must have an
emphasis in HCA and must be accredited by one of the following accrediting
(a) Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Management
Education, more information is available at http://www.cahme.org,
(b) The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business,
more information is available at http://www.aacsb.edu,
(c) The Council on Education for Public Health, more information
is available at http://www.ceph.org, and
(d) National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and
Administration, more information is available at http://www.naspaa.org.
b. Training. HCA applicants for training must possess a qualifying
degree prior to the board.
(1) Exceptionally qualified applicants without a qualifying bachelors
degree may be considered on a case-by-case basis if they possess a bachelors
degree in the Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics fields.
Likewise, applicants with a graduate degree that does not qualify for entry
grade credit may be considered on a case-by-case basis if they have a
graduate cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
(2) MSC IPP is not offering full-time out service training for this
board. Applicants requesting training 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
.aspx or the masters in HCA and Policy degree at the Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences, more information is available at
https://www.usuhs.edu/mhap. A GRE or GMAT score is required for all
applicants requesting training irrespective of degrees currently held. In
addition, applicants must include conditional letters of acceptance from one
or both schools for inclusion in their IPP package.
(3) Applicants who currently possess a qualifying masters degree for
entry grade credit will not be considered for training.
7. For applicants to the Physician Assistant program:
a. Applicants must have a minimum of 60 semester hours of fully
transferable college credit and all pre-requisite courses must be completed
before 27 July 2018. The minimum required overall GPA is
3.0 on a 4.0 scale and 3.0 for all science and biology courses.
b. College level Medical Terminology is now a mandatory pre- requisite.
Medical Terminology completed as a requirement of A or C school will not be
accepted. All pre-requisite course work must have been completed within the
past 10 years.
c. Official transcripts from all attended academic institutions must be
requested and sent by the institution directly to the University of Nebraska
Medical Center (UNMC) no later than (NLT)
27 July 2018. The UNMC online application provides the appropriate mailing
d. Application to UNMC Physician Assistant Program must be initiated
online via the WebAdmit/UNICAS system at https://ipap.liaisoncas.com also NLT
27 July 2018. No documents need to be uploaded into the WebAdmit/UNICAS
Completion of the online application does not qualify as submission of the
application it is required for administrative purposes only.
e. Hard-copy applications must be shipped to Navy Medicine Professional
Development Command by 1 September 2018 in order to be considered (see
paragraph 11). Applicants will be notified of their academic eligibility
well before the official MSC IPP application deadline.
8. Applicants for the 24 month Master of Social Work (MSW) internship must
have a masters degree in social work from a graduate school of social work
accredited by the Council of Social Work Education at http://www.cswe.org,
before the board meets.
Candidates with a strong clinical background and educational focus in
military trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury,
acute suicide and homicidal risk, and resiliency are preferred. Preference
is given to those who are able to demonstrate experience and proficiency in
assessment, diagnosis, and dispositional planning of conditions as indicated
in the most current Diagnostic Statistical Manual using current evidence
based treatments. A licensed graduate social worker or equivalent is
required for internship in states that license post-MSW social workers.
9. Applicants for Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Scientist must have:
a. A qualifying degree from an accredited university with a 3.0 or
better GPA on a 4.0 scale and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all core science
b. Four college-level courses in biological, chemical, or natural
sciences. Courses completed as a requirement of A or C school do not fulfill
c. Four years of laboratory experience as a trained technician in a
medical treatment facility under the supervision of a lab officer. Preferred
candidates will have three years of supervised laboratory experience within
the last six years.
d. Applicants must possess a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)
certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). No
other certification will be accepted.
10. In line with 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 10 years
of service as an active commissioned officer.
11. Applications must be postmarked by 1 September 2018 and mailed
Navy Medicine Professional Development Center
8955 Wood Road
Bldg 1 16th Floor, Rms 16141, 16148
Bethesda, MD 20889-5628
All required documentation must be received by 21 September 2018.
Incomplete applications received after this date will not be reviewed by the
board. Detailed application information can be found at
development/sitepages/. A MARADMIN will outline conditional release
procedures for active-duty Marines who are selected to participate in the
12. Board results will be released at the aforementioned Navy Medicine
Professional Development Center website once approved.
13. Point of contact is Beverly D. Kemp, Navy Medicine Professional
Development Center, Code O3C HMDT, and can be reached at (301) 319- 4520/DSN
285, or via e-mail at beverly.d.kemp.civ(at)mail.mil.
14. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or
30 September 2019, whichever occurs first.
15. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//