Residency Activities and Resources
Aerospace medicine faculty and residents participate in a variety of activities, including:
- Aerospace Medicine Grand Rounds
- Aerospace Medicine Journal Club
- Board Review
- Principles of Aviation and Space Medicine summer course
- Flight Training
- Aerobatic flight familiarization
- Skydive familiarization
- e-hospital Training Life Support
Aerospace Medicine Grand Rounds Archives
We are working on compiling a new archive. Those that have been granted permission to post publicly may be found below. For others, please send inquiries to email@example.com.
"Autonomous Medical Support for Exploration Missions: Research, Training, and Operations"
Douglas Ebert, PhD
Senior Scientist, KBRwyle / NASA Johnson Space Center
Fellow, NASA Human Health and Performance Contract
(Recording pending approval)
"The Next Copernican Revolution: What if We're Not at the Center of the Ethical Universe?"
Jeffrey Farroni, JD, PhD
Director of Clinical Ethics for the Health System
Assistant Professor, Institute for the Medical Humanities
Fellow, James Wade Rockwell Distinguished Professorship in Medical Humanities
University of Texas Medical Branch
There are currently two opportunities for learners who are not part of our Aerospace Medicine Residency Program. The following can be taken as electives in a current training program if applicable.
Principles of Aviation and Space Medicine short course
4-week course is held typically held the month of July annually. The goal of the course is to provide a thorough
familiarization with the history of aviation, spaceflight and the
specialty of aerospace medicine, human physiology in aviation and
spaceflight, human factors engineering concepts related to aviation and
spaceflight, the role of aerospace specialists in the selection,
training, medical certification and health maintenance of aviation and
spaceflight personnel. Evaluation is determined by participation in
class, an oral presentation on a topic from the field of aerospace
medicine, and a paper based on the presentation topic.
exposes students/residents/practicing physicians to the breadth of the
field of aerospace medicine, including the following objectives:
- Identifying a circumstance in which human factors impose undesirable limitations on current or proposed aerospace operations
- Review the literature pertinent to the issue
- Recognize gaps in the related knowledge base
- Outline research objective to address the knowledge base deficits
- Introduction and understanding of civil, military, international, and space-related aerospace medicine topics
- Introduction and interaction with leaders from the field of aerospace medicine
- Understand the role of regulation on the health and safety of air crew and passengers
The following core and specialty competencies are addressed:
General: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, and Professionalism
Interested applicants for this summer course should contact the program at firstname.lastname@example.org for details about the course and how to apply.
NASA Johnson Space Center Space Medicine Clerkship
week Space Medicine Clerkship is offered by the NASA Johnson Space Center semi-annually during the
months of April and October and is located at the Johnson Space Center (Houston, Texas). The Clerkship typically begins the first Monday and concludes on the last Friday
of the month. The clerkship involves formal lectures on space medicine
topics and issues, as well as familiarization with the medical aspects
of International Space Station operations, design and function.
Clerkship participants are required to complete a research project and
paper in a current focus area of space medicine, which will be presented
both orally and written to the JSC Space Medicine Community.
Interested applicants should visit http://www.nasa.gov/feature/aerospace-medicine-clerkship for additional information and to apply directly with the NASA Johnson Space Center.
Aerospace Medical Association
The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It is the largest, most-representative professional membership organization in the fields of aviation, space, and environmental medicine.
For more information on AsMA, visit http://www.asma.org/.
American College of Preventive Medicine
The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is a professional medical society of more than 2,700 preventive medicine and public health physicians who manage, research, and influence population health. Preventive medicine physicians are employed in a wide range of sectors and settings including leaders in local, national, and international health sectors.
To learn more about ACPM, visit http://www.acpm.org.
accreditation council for graduate medical education
The ACGME accredits Sponsoring Institutions and residency and fellowship programs, confers recognition on additional program formats or components, and dedicates resources to initiatives addressing areas of import in graduate medical education.
For more information on accreditation and program requirements visit http://www.acgme.org/.
Aerospace medical student and resident organization
the official student and resident organization of the Aerospace Medical
Association. Its members include medical residents, medical students,
graduate students, allied health students, and undergraduate students.
For more information about AMSRO visit http://www.amsro.org
Other Places to Learn
Baylor Center for Space Medicine ( https://www.bcm.edu/centers/space-medicine)
University of Houston (http://www.uh.edu) offers courses in space physiology/research
International Space University (http://www.isunet.edu)
Application Tip: Prior Experience
The following medical specialties are commonly accepted as "prior experience". (There are others.)
- Emergency medicine
- Internal medicine
- Family medicine
- Occupational medicine
- Physical medicine & rehabilitation
- Sports medicine
Preventive Medicine Residency Programs
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1110
p. (409) 772-5845
William E. Powers, MD, MS
Director, Aerospace Medicine Residency
R. Yvette Schulz
Program Manager, Preventive Medicine Residency Programs