Chief Medical Officer

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Chief Medical Officer
Affiliation: Federation
Higher Rank: Executive Officer
Lower Rank: Assistant Chief Medical Officer
Medical Officer
Command: Department Head
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The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for overseeing operations of the Medical department aboard Federation starships, starbases, and planetary installations. This includes managing all medical facilities including sickbays, medical labs, surgical suites, and dentistry labs. He or she is also an active member of the Senior Staff with responsibility for all who serve within his or her department.

The Chief Medical Officer is also responsible for the health and well-being of the entire crew from patching up injured crew members to ensuring they do not get sick or injured to begin with. He or she monitors crew health and conditioning with regular check-ups and, if necessary, may remove any member of the crew (even the Commanding Officer) from duty.