All applicants for the Navy slots who are on active duty in the Navy Medical Service Corps must be approved by the MSC DUINS board in order to be considered for the USUHS clinical psychology program. (Approval by the DUINS board does not guarantee selection for the USUHS program). In accordance with DoD Directive 6010.20 (Section 220.127.116.11.2), Navy personnel (officer and enlisted), other than Medical Service Corps officers, and personnel from other service branches "must have approval and sponsorship, in writing, from their parent Service" in order to apply to the University. The written approval must be submitted to the Graduate Education Office as part of the application. Applications from active duty service members that do not include written approval will not be considered in the selection process.
Navy officers, other than Medical Service Corps officers, must meet the transfer or redesignation requirements of OPNAVINST 1210.5, "Lateral Transfer/Redesignation and Augmentation of Officers in the Navy," December 24, 2005. Navy officers on extended active duty must submit a contingent resignation to BUPERS (PERS-813) via the chain of command, per MILPERSMAN 1920-170, "Contingent Resignation for Acceptance to Attend Medical Training under the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (AFHPSP) or at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)," March 16, 2006.
All interested military-track applicants for the U.S. Navy are encouraged to contact the student representative listed below:US Navy Student Representative
LTJG Alex Morettini
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Specialty LeaderScott L. Johnston, PhD, ABPP
CAPT MSC USN
Clinical Psychology Specialty Leader
Director, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control
Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery