The UTMB Health/NASA Aerospace Medicine residency
program combines the facilities, faculty, and expertise
of two great institutions and several partners
to provide aerospace medicine training focused on
space to the flight surgeons and researchers of tomorrow.
The two‐year program integrates academics leading
to a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and practicum experience in a
variety of aerospace medicine related activities and
rotations. Program graduates are eligible for certification
by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
in Aerospace Medicine.
Training is prevention‐based and acquaints residents
with unique aspects of space medicine applications
including medical standards and certification,
crew health issues, biomedical protective
equipment, acceleration, microgravity, hyper and
hypobaric conditions, radiation, remote monitoring,
and lifetime surveillance of astronaut health.
Residents become proficient in the ability to access
the literature related to the physiological changes
that occur in microgravity and evaluate current