Chief Medical Officer

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Chief Medical Officer
Difficulty: Hard
Supervisors: Commander / Executive Officer
Duties: Oversee the Medical/Science Department. Heal people to full recovery.
Guides: Guide to Medicine, Guide to Surgery, Guide to Chemistry


The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is responsible for the overall health of ALL staff on the USS Almayer. That means you should be in medical at all times, ensuring patients get treated so they can go out to get hurt again. Your job also includes overseeing the research department, which is usually some researcher working on... Nothing!

You also have some limited authority over the Combat Medics, as you have absolute say (except in the case of the Commander and Executive Officer) over all medical procedures on and off of the Almayer.

Upon mission start you'll find yourself in the medical department in the centre of the ship. Report for duty on the command channel (:v) and then ask for the medical personnel to report in on the medical channel (:m) so you can gauge your workforce and effectively distribute them tasks.


When playing as the CMO you'll want to keep in contact with the medics (Note that they can get a medical radio key for their headset so they should have access to the medical channel) asking if they require any medical supplies and making sure they let you know when injured are being evaced so you can have a doctor on standby in the Hangar to intercept and quickly get injured to the Medical Bay for a efficient treatment. If you find that you need to conduct more surgeries and there aren't enough Operating Theatres then you can ask Requisitions to order you a surgery crate and conduct your surgery on a roller bed.

Drug Distribution

Drug distribution can be defined as:

 "Any drugs found in medical will require authorisation from the CMO and the CO for distribution." 

To sum it up, you (The CMO) and the acting commander are authorising the client (AKA, anyone who asks for drugs from medbay. Most commonly medics.) to be given Medbay's medical supplies.

To distribute drugs, you as the CMO will have to authorise it and also the get acting commanders permission to distribute drugs as well, if that doesn't happen the act of distributing drugs is seen as illegal and is punishable in accordance to marine law.

As you are the CMO you will be receiving requests for drug distribution to authorise and then to ask the acting commander, most of the time this is done over the radio, however you can setup some brief paperwork for the distribution of drugs with the signature of yourself and the acting commander required along with the recipients name to act as a more permanent drug distribution pass for the recipient holder.


Here is a basic list of your duties:

  • Treating injured marines
  • Overseeing the Medbay
  • Overseeing the Almayer Doctors and Researcher
  • Advising the Commander on matters of Health and Wellness


To accomplish your task, High Command has supplied you with the latest and greatest in Wey-Yu medical technology! In Medical, you should be able to find:

  • Four cryogenic cells
  • A Chemistry department
  • Three operating theatres, with a fourth upstairs in the morgue though it's meant for autopsies.
  • Two sleepers
  • Two body scanners
  • A handful defibrillators
  • A ton of medical kits!
  • A bunch of other supplies which can be vended from the medical vendors.

Your Skillset

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To find out about how the skill system works head over to the skills system page.

Additional Reading