|Higher Rank:||Assistant Chief Medical Officer|
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A Medical Officer is an active participant in operations of the Medical department aboard Federation starships, starbases, and planetary installations. This includes providing support for medical facilities such as sickbays, medical labs, surgical suites, and dentistry labs.
Medical Officers are also responsible for helping to maintain 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. They monitor crew health and conditioning with regular check-ups and, if necessary, may refer any member of the crew to the Chief Medical Officer.