1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice

Im Dmo

Discussion in 'Military Medicine' started by Perrotfish, May 7, 2008.

  1. Perrotfish

    Perrotfish Has an MD in Horribleness
    Physician 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    7,949
    Likes Received:
    3,654
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    I´ve been asking about attaching to the Navy SEALs, and I´ve been told from a variety of sources that most SOF docs in the Navy are board certified DMOs. I´ve always thought that those designations were mutually exclusive. Is it possible to complete a residency in IM/EM and then become a DMO? What is the timeline here?
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. NavyFP

    NavyFP Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Messages:
    2,718
    Likes Received:
    10
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    There is no such thing as a board certified DMO. There are docs who are board certified in something who are also DMOs, but they are not a terms that is typically combined. You do not need to have completed a residency to be a DMO and work with the SEALs.
     
  4. Perrotfish

    Perrotfish Has an MD in Horribleness
    Physician 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    7,949
    Likes Received:
    3,654
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Sorry, I miscomunicated. I mean, I thought that doctors who went through a residency necessarily did not go through DMO training, unless they went trough the DMO training first, severed a GMO, and then started residency. Is it possible to go through DMO training after completing a residency, rather than before? If so, is it possible to do so without the delay of a utilization tour?
     
  5. NavyFP

    NavyFP Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Messages:
    2,718
    Likes Received:
    10
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    You can request to go to dive school at any time. The problem is that after you have completed residency you typically have a family and roots. This makes it difficult to pick up, move for 6 months, and move again. Depending on specialty, the Navy may not want you utilized as a DMO. Esp if there are critical shortages in the area you practice.
     
  6. BOHICA-FIGMO

    BOHICA-FIGMO Belt-fed Physician
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2004
    Messages:
    785
    Likes Received:
    4
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    NavyFP,
    Can you elaborate on the training that DMOs undergo? I'm pretty familiar with flight surgeon training but not so much with DMO. Also, are DMOs as highly regarded in the fleet as flight surgeons (in general...I know there are both POSs and rock stars in every field). Thanks in advance!
     
  7. docbrown76

    docbrown76 Junior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2003
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Medical Student
  8. Perrotfish

    Perrotfish Has an MD in Horribleness
    Physician 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    7,949
    Likes Received:
    3,654
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    No, actually, that´s why I was asking around. I was just curious when I heard about people with complete residencies who also went through DMO training.
     
  9. Handsome1

    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    2
    Med student information...
    I do know that a fellowship exists in Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine at both Duke and Penn. I believe it's off a FM, IM, or even EM type track. From the website, it seems more on the wound care side of the focus.
     
  10. notdeadyet

    notdeadyet Still in California
    Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2004
    Messages:
    11,642
    Likes Received:
    1,767
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    There's a whole bunch of U&HM fellowships out there, though only these two are listed on FREIDA.

    All are prioritized to wound care. Wound care is a nice revenue stream for the hospital. Rescuing bent divers isn't very cost effective.

    That said, if you like the diving focus combined with a highly academic fellowship, Duke is the place to be.
     
  11. drchick331

    drchick331 Junior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2005
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Medical Student
    As the Navy phases out more and more GMO slots, I think you are going to see more residency-trained/board certified docs heading to DMO and FS billets.
     

Share This Page