The oldest of the corps in Navy Medicine, the Medical Corps is comprised of the service’s physicians. Doctors have been a part of the command structure from the earliest days of the Navy. Since then, the corps has seen the advancement of medical organization and its members have made significant contributions to the science of medicine.
Through peace and war, Navy doctors have improved the health and saved the lives of military personnel and civilians alike. Today, over 3,700 Medical Corps officers serve at commands ranging from naval hospitals to ships to Marine Corps units around the globe, as well as in esteemed positions such as the Capitol and the White House.