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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 semi-annually during the
months of April and October at the Johnson Space Center (Houston, Texas)
and 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.
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