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-4 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 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. Link located below.)
Common factors found in all MSC-IPP selects: (those who made it!)
Forum for MSC-IPP aspirants. This is where you want to pose your questions or share your knowledge!
Navy Medicine Professional Development Center
ATTN - HMDT
8955 Wood Road
Bethesda, MD 20889-5611
Phone: (301) 319-4520 (DSN 285-4520)
301-295-0925 (DSN 295-0925)