Residency and Fellow Training Contracts and Pertinent Policy Guidance:  


Can you apply for an internship/residency/fellowship program at NMCSD if you are not in the U.S. Military?

No you cannot, you must be an active duty member of the US Military. However if you are interested in a career with the US Military medical corps and you have questions or need assistance you may contact CDR David Mclean 301-295-1217 or email

​Can you do a clerkship at NMCSD if you are military HPSP if you are not on orders during the time of the rotation?

Yes you may. You would need to check with your school as well as our GME Office to make sure that the school you attend has a MOU (memorandum of understanding) between our facility and yours. MOU's on average take approximately 3 to 6 months so please be aware this is a legal and sometimes lengthy process. You should also be aware that you will not be paid for the time you are doing that rotation without orders. For more information click here.

Will there be lodging set up for me when I arrive for my clerkship?

No, You are responsible for your own lodging and transportation. When you work with SATO to arrange your plane tickets, SATO will also set up your lodging arrangements as well. As NMCSD does not have a BOQ, you must get a non-availability statement to be reimbursed for your stay in non-government lodging.

 ​Where should I report the first day of my rotation?

To avoid confusion and unnecessary roaming around, you should ALWAYS report to the GME OFFICE in building 6, 4th Floor. Yes, even if you have been here before you MUST report to GME to check in. You should NEVER report to the department you are working in first. The GME office will get you properly processed and get you on your way to the other places you will need to check in when you first arrive. For more information click here.

​ ​Where do I go on my last day of training at NMCSD?

Just as you checked in you MUST check out starting at the GME Office. Here we will check you out of the command and send you to the proper check out areas in the hospital.


Stipends: All residents/fellows are uniformed officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or US Public Health Service and are compensated at the level of O-3 or greater, depending on prior service.  Information on compensation rates including housing allowance, etc… For more information:

Benefits: Housing: Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a stipend provided to every uniformed member.
For current rates:
Education: Military members may receive education benefits for themselves or pass to their immediate family members.  For information:
Life Insurance: provided at low-cost up to a maximum of 400K.
Retirement: Depending on the date entering service, there are different retirement plans.  For more information:

Vacation: All military officers receive a total of 30 days of vacation annually.

Leave: Sick, Parental & Other Leaves of Absence: NMRTC-SD specific policies are here for your review.

Disability Insurance: All military officers are covered for disability insurance.  The Air Force, Army and Navy have longstanding, formal processes to manage disabled personnel.  Restrictions range from temporary, light duty to medical retirement from active military service.

Health Insurance Benefits: All military members and immediate family members receive health insurance through Tricare. This includes healthcare, hospitalization, and mental healthcare.  For more information:   

Dental Insurance Benefits: All military members and immediate family members receive dental insurance through Tricare. For more information:

Obligated Service: The length of obligated service after graduation from a GME program varies.  If you have questions, please contact Ms. Maria Mietzner in the Navy GME office via email at

Professional Liability: All military medical corps officers are protected from personal liability for actions related to their official duties by federal statute.  The relevant statute is the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. §§1346(b), 2671-2680.  


GME Department Head:
Mike Simons, 619-532-7936,
Assistant Department Head:
Rose Sifuentes, 619-532-5998,
Angelique Stewart,

Graduate Medical Education
Naval Medical Center San Diego
34800 Bob Wilson Drive
San Diego, CA 92134

7:00 am – 3:00 pm

1. For Verification of Training, please send request to corresponding Residency Program Manager. Contact information can be found by visiting the respective program page under the SPONSORED PROGRAMS drop down link on the left side of the screen.

2. Navy Medicine & Readiness Training Command San Diego does not participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). In order to apply you must be an Active Duty member of the United States Armed Forces and utilize the Medical Operational Data System (MODS) application in accordance with  BUMED NOTICE 1524. 
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