Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Physician Professional Advisory Committee


Welcome to the Physicians Professional Advisory Committee (PPAC) home page!  Your PAC is here to serve you.  Our goal is to be an invaluable resource for information for all the physicians of the United States Public Health Service as we are committed to helping each of you succeed in career progression and in securing the health of our nation.

Mission Statement

  • Provide advice and consultation to the United States Surgeon General on issues relating to the professional practice and personnel activities, civil service and Commissioned Corps of the Medical Category
  • Provide advisory assistance to the Chief Professional Officer and, upon request to the Agency and/or Program Heads of the United States Public Health Service, and to non-PHS programs that routinely use United States Public Health Service personnel


2017 PPAC Physician Professional Advisory Committee Meeting Dates






Thursday, Jan 19



Wednesday, Feb 22



Tuesday, March 14



Thursday, April 20



Wednesday, May 17



Wednesday, June 21



Thursday, July 20



Tuesday, August 22



Tuesday, Sept 19



Wednesday, Oct 18



Thursday, Nov 16



Tuesday, Dec 19



Tobacco-cessation-screen-shot-v2.jpg The US Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence (20083) states that intensive tobacco treatment can be provided by any “suitably trained” clinician. It also says that there is “no” clinical intervention today that can reduce illness, prevent death, and increase the quality of life more than effective tobacco treatment interventions. For more information on guidelines for physicians please click here to visit smoking cessation page!



 We now have a Medical Category CV cover sheet template. Please click here to view and download.

For more guidance on cv cover sheets, please click here.

For instructions on how to update your eOFP using eDOCU, please click here

To see examples of CVs of Medical Officers who have successfully promoted please log in and go to the "Samples of successful CVs" located under the career development tab.  You must log in to see the subtab. 

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If you would like to make any suggestions as to improve the PPAC webpage please feel free to contact the PPAC webpage content manager:

LCDR Kenneth Luna, DO

CDR Tobe Propst

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The next PPAC Forum will be Wednesday May 17th at 1300 EST. This will be a Forum therefore VM attendance is not mandatory, but highly encouraged. Click this link for meeting info!

1-301-796-7777 meeting ID: 740 125 715 There is no web link. Any slides will be emailed.

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:50:00 EST

AHRQ Seeks Nomination of New Members to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force-Closes 6/15/17

AHRQ Seeks Nomination of New Members to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 04/20/2017 The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) welcomes nominations for new members to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force). Each year, the Director of AHRQ appoints new members to serve 4-year terms and replace those who are completing their service. To learn more about the nomination process, how to nominate an individual for consideration, or how to self-nominate, please visit: Nominations must be received by June 15, 2017 to be considered for appointment with an anticipated start date of January 2018. Qualified candidates must demonstrate expertise and national leadership in clinical prevention, the critical evaluation of research, and the implementation of evidence-based recommendations in clinical practice. In addition, AHRQ seeks diverse candidates who have experience in public health; the reduction of health disparities; the application of science to health policy; and the communication of findings to health care professionals, policymakers, and the general public. To maintain balance in the expertise among members, this year AHRQ is actively seeking the nomination of individuals from the areas of pediatrics, nursing, behavioral health, obstetrics and gynecology, and preventive medicine. Individuals nominated prior to June 15, 2017 who continue to have interest in serving on the Task Force should be re-nominated. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medications. More information on the Task Force is available at AHRQ provides ongoing scientific, administrative, and dissemination support to the Task Force. To learn more about how AHRQ supports the Task Force, please visit

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:47:00 EST

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