ACADEMIC YEAR 2020 MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD:
R 211303Z MAY 19
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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2020 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 TITLE 10 U.S. CODE SECTION 8323.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN solicits applications for the Academic Year
(AY) 2020 Medical Service Corps (MSC) In-Service Procurement Program
(IPP) Selection Board. The MSC IPP will convene in the fall of 2019. 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), Physician Assistant (PA), Social Work 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 the pay grades of E-5
through E-9 at the time of application. 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 this
NAVADMIN and 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-20 MSC IPP Selection Board.
a. Applicants assigned to a nuclear training command or who hold a
nuclear Navy enlisted classification (335x, 336x, 338x, 339x) must obtain
conditional release from nuclear field duty prior to submitting their
application. To obtain a conditional release, an applicant must submit an
Enlisted Personnel Action Request (NAVPERS
1306/7) to the Chief of Naval Operations, Nuclear Program Manager (OPNAV
N133) via their detailer. The AY-20 MSC IPP Selection Board will only
consider nuclear-enlisted candidates who have a conditional release included
in their application.
b. Applicants not assigned to nuclear programs, listed in subparagraph
5a, must obtain a conditional release prior to submitting their application.
To obtain a conditional release, an applicant must submit a NAVPERS 1306/7 to
their enlisted community manager. The AY-20 MSC IPP Selection Board will
only consider enlisted candidates who have a conditional release included in
c. Applicants must be worldwide assignable. In line with chapter 6
subparagraph 3e of reference (a), applicants must meet pre-
commissioning/accession physical standards for appointment as an MSC officer
prescribed in chapter 15 of reference (b).
6. For HCA applicants, the board will select candidates for two separate
categories: Direct commission and training.
a. Direct Commission. Applicants for direct commission must possess a
qualifying masters degree for entry grade credit prior to the board.
Qualifying masters degrees must have an emphasis in HCA and must be
accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies:
(1) Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Management Education,
more information is available at https://www.cahme.org.
(2) The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, more
information is available at https://www.aacsb.edu.
(3) The Council on Education for Public Health, more information is
available at https://ceph.org.
(4) 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
bachelors degree prior to the board convening.
(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 at least a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0
(2) 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
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). Applicants must include conditional letters of
acceptance from one or both schools in their 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 PA 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 26 July 2019. The minimum required overall GPA is
3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a 3.0 for all science and biology courses.
b. College level medical terminology is now mandatory pre- requisite
coursework. Medical terminology completed as a requirement of A or C school
will not be accepted. All pre- requisite coursework must have been completed
within the past 10 years.
c. Applicants must include a current Scholastic Aptitude Test
(SAT) in their package. 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 board.
d. 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
26 July 2019. The UNMC online application provides the appropriate mailing
e. Application to UNMC PA program must be initiated online via the
WebAdmit/UNICAS system at https://ipap.liaisoncas.com also no later than 26
July 2019. No documents need to be uploaded into the WebAdmit/UNICAS system.
Note: Completion of the online application does not qualify as submission of
the application as it is required for administrative purposes only.
f. Hard-copy applications must be shipped to Navy Medicine Professional
Development Command (NMPDC) by 2 September 2019 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 https://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, 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 graduate social worker license 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 bachelors or masters 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 courses. Preferred candidates will have a 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. 4 years of laboratory experience as a trained technician in a medical
treatment facility under the supervision of a lab officer.
Preferred candidates will have 3 years of supervised laboratory experience
within the last 6 consecutive years.
d. Applicants must possess a Medical Laboratory Scientist certification
from the American Society for Clinical Pathology. 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 2 September 2019 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 20 September 2019.
Incomplete applications received after this date will not be reviewed by the
board. Detailed application information can be found at
12. Board results will be released at the aforementioned NMPDC website once
13. Point of contact is Ms. Beverly D. Kemp, NMPDC (Code O3C HMDT), who can
be reached at (301) 319-4520/DSN 285 or via e-mail at
14. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until 30 September 2020 or
superseded, whichever occurs first.
15. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//