Medic - ODP?

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  1. Hopefully someone may know the answer!

    I'm joining next year as MA, I hope to go on to train as a ODP once trained.
    I have started a access course in September which allows me to get onto a HE course. It lasts for 5 years.

    Is there any point In continuing with this? Will I need it to progress onto the ODP?

    Thanks ☺
  2. I would suggest you speak to your AFCO as ODPs are a branch on their own now. You can transfer from Defence Medic, but this takes time and there are no guarantees.

    Maybe Ninja Stoker might be along to add his wisdom.
  3. Thanks ☺

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  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    The medical element of the services are busy re-inventing the wheel at present with the re-introduction of rating Med Techs both student & trained. Obviously those that come with the qualification are advanced (promoted) swifter & paid the higher rate sooner.

    MA s can still become ODP s but it's a torturous path and by no means guaranteed regardless of whether the individual has relevant educational unit credits towards their ideal career aspiration.

    In short, the only way of being sure of becoming an ODP is by joining as one.

    The finer detail I do not know off the top of my cranium but you could give the specialist medical recruiters a ring next week (office hours) to gain a more detailed insight; 02392 727096.
  5. Hi, agreed as mentioned above, I'm a Petty Oficer Medical Technician (POMT)(ODP) and a former Leading Medical Assistant LMA(ODP). I would suggest talking to RN Head of ODP Cadre about this specific issue as he can give you the best guidance. Please e-mail NAVY PERS-HODP MED WO1. If I can help any further please let me know.
  6. Hi thanks for your reply.
    Could you send me a private message with the email address to contact?
    Thanks for your help

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