In Sixth Fleet, there are specific criteria needed for the education of Medical Personnel. Below is what is required. Also at the bottom, you will find part of the original Hippocratic Oath that is taken when you become a Doctor.


StarFleet Academy – Medical Officer (only)
Medical Officers (physicians) require additional in character training. Unlike the Intelligence/JAG fields Medical Officers undertake training in the Medical field from their second year at the Academy onwards. To train as a Medical Officer required the highest degree of initial education within StarFleet.

A typical service record for this example would be as follows:
2373 – 2374 Cadet 1st Year General Studies Cadet StarFleet Academy
2374 – 2375 Cadet 2nd Year Medical Cadet StarFleet Academy
2375 – 2376 Cadet 3rd Year Medical Cadet StarFleet Academy
2376 – 2377 Cadet 4th Year Medical Cadet StarFleet Academy
2377 – 2378 Cadet 5th Year Medical Cadet/Medical Resident StarFleet Academy
2378 – 2379 Ensign Medical Resident U.S.S. Sutherland
2379 – 2380 Ensign Medical Resident Starbase 408
2380 - Ensign Medical Officer U.S.S. Hyperion

Please note that although after the completion of the 5th Year at StarFleet Academy a Medical Cadet graduates – this is graduation as a StarFleet Officer, however it does not coincide with qualification as a physician, in order to qualify as a physician the newly graduated officer must complete two years as a Medical Resident, these may take place at any of the following: StarFleet Academy Teaching Hospital; Civilian Teaching Hospital; StarFleet Medical; any StarFleet Starbase; larger StarFleet Sickbays – usually Galaxy Class, Nebula Class, Sovereign Class, Ambassador Class, Olympic Class and Akira Class vessels. Following successful completion of the two further residencies, the Medical student is awarded their medical practice certificate. The academic medical degree is awarded at the completion of the 5th year at StarFleet Academy.

Alternatively, those characters who apply to StarFleet Academy holding an accredited academic Medical Degree, may undertake four years of StarFleet Academy, in the following form:

2376 – 2377 Cadet 1st Year General Studies Cadet StarFleet Academy
2377 – 2378 Cadet 2nd Year Medical Resident St. Thomas’ Infirmary
2378 – 2379 Cadet 3rd Year Medical Resident St. Thomas’ Infirmary
2379 – 2380 Cadet 4th Year Medical Resident SFA: Teaching Hospital
2380 - Ensign Medical Officer U.S.S. Arizona

With this option, the location of the Medical Residency is limited to Earth based facilities, as at this stage the character is still heavily attached to StarFleet Academy.

Currently there is no obligatory out of character training to represent the additional years of study.

StarFleet Academy – Counselor (only)
StarFleet Counselor are specially trained to a high degree, the majority of counselor attend StarFleet Academy and study psychology. Like Medical Officers, Counselor study Counselling/psychology from their second year at StarFleet Academy and onwards.
A typical service record for this example would be as follows:

2374 – 2375 Cadet 1st Year General Studies Cadet StarFleet Academy
2375 – 2376 Cadet 2nd Year Counselling Cadet StarFleet Academy
2376 – 2377 Cadet 3rd Year Counselling Cadet StarFleet Academy
2377 – 2378 Cadet 4th Year Counselling Cadet StarFleet Academy
2378 – 2379 Cadet 5th Year Counselling Residency SFA: Teaching Hospital
2379 - 2380 Ensign Counselling Residency Starbase 01
2380 - Ensign Counselor U.S.S. Edison

Please note, that although at the completion of the 5th year of study attached to StarFleet Academy results in Graduation and attainment of the rank of Ensign, it does not equate to qualification to practice as a Counselor. Upon satisfactory completion of a second residency a counselling practice certificate is awarded, which entitles the holder to practice as a Counselor.

StarFleet Academy – Nurse(only)
StarFleet Nurses can be trained to be a regular RN or specialties. Below is a general RN's education.

2370 - 2371 Cadet 1st Year General Studies Cadet Starfleet Academy SF HQ
2371 - 2372 Cadet 2nd Year Species Studies / Medical Starfleet Academy SF HQ
2372 - 2373 Cadet 3rd Year Nursing Studies Starfleet Academy SF HQ
2373 - 2374 Cadet 4th Year Nursing intern Starfleet Academy SF HQ

Hippocratic Oath
...the famed pledge taken by all those entering the medical field. It's survived since the 5th century BC, and human philosophy has certainly undergone a few changes since then. There are more updated versions taken today, but for our purposes, we have a translation of the original version here.

"I will keep this Oath and this stipulation; to reckon him who taught me this Art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him, and relieve his necessities if required; to look upon his offspring on the same footing as my own brothers, and to teach them this Art, if they shall wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation; and that by precept, lecture, and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the Art to my own sons, and those of my teachers, and to disciples who have signed the covenant and have taken an oath according to the law of medicine, but no one else.

I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practice my Art.

I will not cut persons laboring under the stone, but will leave this to be done by such men as are practitioners of this work. Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick, and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption; and, further, from the seduction of females or males, of freemen and slaves.

Whatever, in connection with my professional practice, or not in connection with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret. While I continue to keep this Oath unviolated, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and practice of the Art, respected by all men, in all times. But should I trespass and violate this Oath, may the reverse be my lot."

used by Starfleet and within the Federation)
The practice of medicine is a privilege which carries important responsibilities. All doctors should observe the core values of the profession which centre on the duty to help sick people and to do no harm. I promise that my medical knowledge will be used only to benefit people's health, and not to injure or harm them. They are my first concern. I will listen to them and provide the best care I can. I will be honest, respectful and compassionate towards patients.

I vow to help those in need, and respond to emergencies with calm eficiency to ensure the best of treatment of those in my care.

I will make every effort to ensure that the rights of all patients are respected, including vulnerable groups who lack means of making their needs known, be it through immaturity, mental incapacity, imprisonment or detention or other circumstance.

My professional judgement will be exercised as independently as possible and not be influenced by political pressures nor by factors such as the social standing of the patient. I will not put personal profit or advancement above my duty to patients.

I recognise the special value of all life but I also know that the prolongation of life is not the only aim of healthcare. I will not provide treatments which are pointless or harmful or which an informed and competent patient refuses.

I will ensure patients receive the information and support they want to make decisions about disease prevention and improvement of their health. I will answer truthfully, and respect patients' decisions unless that puts others at risk of harm. If I cannot agree with their requests, I will explain why.

If my patients have limited mental awareness, I will still encourage them to participate in decisions as much as they feel able and willing to do so. I will do my best to maintain confidentiality about all patients. If there are overriding reasons which prevent my keeping a patient's confidentiality I will explain them.

I will recognise the limits of my knowledge and seek advice from colleagues when necessary. I will acknowledge my mistakes. I will do my best to keep myself and colleagues informed of new developments and ensure that poor standards or bad practices are exposed to those who can improve them.

I will show respect for all those with whom I work and be ready to share my knowledge by teaching others what I know.

I will use my training and professional standing to improve the community in which I work. I will treat patients equitably and support a fair and humane distribution of health resources. I will try to influence positively authorities whose policies harm public health. I will oppose policies which breach internationally accepted standards of human rights. I will strive to change laws which are contrary to patients' interests or to my professional ethics.