The Medical Service Corps (MSC) - In-service Procurement Program (IPP) allows active duty Sailors an opportunity to become commissioned as an officer in the medical field. Members must be active duty E-5 to E-9 and meet eligibility requirements as set forth in OPNAVINST 1420.1B (link below).
Members who are chosen are given formal college training in areas such as Health Care Administration (HCA), Physician Assistance (PA), Environmental Health (EHO), Radiation Health (RHO), Industrial Hygiene (IHO), Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, and Social Work. Once appointed, commissioned officers must incure a minimum 8 year military service obligation with a minimum of 3 years served on active duty.
A brief description of the requirements:
(this is not the detailed official criteria. Please contact the Medicine Professional Development Center for detailed information. Link located below.)
Inquiries: For information on applications and program changes.NAVMEDEDTRACOM (Code OG3)