SPECIALTY

AEROSPACE MEDICINE SPECIALIST/FLIGHT SURGEON

CARING FOR THOSE WHO FLY

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The stresses and conditions that result from working in extreme conditions require unique, specialized care. Aerospace Medicine Specialists/Flight Surgeons are primary care physicians for pilots and crewmembers traveling in air or space. These physicians discover, prevent and manage the various physiological responses that result from encountering exceptional environments, enabling our Airmen to stay in peak condition and continue their jobs in the air.

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

  • MINIMUM EDUCATION

    M.D. or D.O. degree and completed an ACGME- or AOA-accredited program of postgraduate specialty training
  • QUALIFICATIONS

    • Completion of a primary course in aerospace medicine
    • Must possess an aeronautical rating of Flight Surgeon, Senior Flight Surgeon or Chief Flight Surgeon
    • Completion of a residency at a fully accredited residency program
    • Minimum 12 months of experience as a flight surgeon (Aerospace Medicine Specialist only)
    • Board eligible in Aerospace Medicine (Aerospace Medicine Specialist only)
    • Completion of 5.5-week Commissioned Officer training course
    • Must be between the ages of 18 and 48

TRAINING & EDUCATION

How do we transform you from the civilian sector to a leader and an Officer in the Air Force? From education to continued training, your Air Force path is here.

  • COMMISSIONED OFFICER TRAINING

    5.5 weeks

  • MILITARY TRAINING LOCATION

    Maxwell AFB AL

TAKE A BREAK

Flights and 30-days vacation with pay each year.

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