Preventive Medicine Specialist

Branch: 
Medical Service Corps
CMF: 
68S
MOS Details
Major Duties: 

Conducts or assists with preventive medicine inspections, surveys, control operations, and preventive medicine laboratory procedures, supervises preventive medicine facilities, or serves on preventive medicine staff.

Skill Level 1 Conducts preventive medicine inspections, surveys, and control operations and assists with preventive medicine laboratory procedures.

Skill Level 2 Conducts preventive medicine inspections, surveys, and control operations and assists with preventive medicine laboratory procedures. Supervises subordinate personnel in the performance of their duties.

Skill Level 3 Supervises small preventive medicine services or units. Organizes water, food sanitation, hospital environment, entomological, epidemiological, and environmental stress surveillance programs. Analyzes and evaluates collected data. Supervises technical and administrative functions of preventive medicine activities.

Skill Level 4 Supervises medium size preventive medicine services or medical teams/detachments. Assists with development of unit defense plans and operational orders. Reviews and makes appropriate recommendations on doctrine and training literature. Maintains intelligence information and records. Establishes quality control procedures for inspection programs and laboratory analysis. Develops community health education programs. Evaluates existing preventive medicine programs and modifies as necessary to meet the needs of the population served.

Skill Level 5 Supervises large preventive medicine services or units, or serves on preventive medicine staff. Staff activities include writing, developing, and coordinating command-wide regulations and policies relating to preventive medicine services. Participates in command review and approval of subordinate unit activities. Assists in planning and placement of field medical units. Evaluates training programs and provides recommendations for improvement. Participates in studies and reviews. Maintains records of strength, location and employment of preventive medicine assets.

Physical Demands Rating: 
medium
Physical Profile Serial #: 
222221
Qualifications and Prerequisites
ASVAB Minimum Score: 
105 total from GS+WK+PC+MK+MC
Other Qualifications: 
  • Formal training (completion of MOS 91S course, or the RC AOCP nonresident—2 week resident course, conducted under the auspices of the AHS) mandatory.
  • Credit for completion of one year each of high school level chemistry and algebra or equivalent. Proficiency exam recognized by an Army Education Center fulfill this requirement.
  • Normal color vision
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