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Medical Service Corps (MSC) - In-service Procurement Program (IPP)

This Medical Service Corps (MSC) - In-service Procurement Program (IPP) program allows 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.

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 serve ten years to be eligible to retire as an officer.

A brief description of the requirements:
(this is not the detailed official criteria. Please contact the Medicine Professional Development Center for detailed information.)

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Applicants must be commissioned before their 42nd birthday
  • Active duty Navy or Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve serving active duty including Full Time Support of the Reserve (FTS), serving in any rating or Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), in pay grades E-5 through E-9
  • Have no record of courts-martial convictions or civilian felony convictions

    Have no conviction by civil court for misdemeanors (except minor traffic violations) during the 3 years preceding application

    Have no record of driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence of an intoxicant (DUI) within 3 years prior 01 OCT of application year
  • No failures of the Personal Fitness Assessment (PFA) Test taken within the last 3 consecutive cycles of application deadline. (A failing PFA is disqualifying)
  • Have submitted all documentation required by OPNAVINST as part of application
  • Meets additional requirements as described within each of the specialties
  • All applicants must include their SMART transcript

Medical Service Corps (MSC) - In-service Procurement Program (IPP)

  • Address
    Navy Medicine Professional Development Center
    Medical Service Corps In-service Procurement Program
    8901 Wisconsin Ave, Bldg 1, T-16
    Bethesda, Maryland 20889-5611
    Comm: (301) 319-4520 DSN: 285-4520 or
    (301) 295-0925, DSN 295-0925