For Students and Residents

Welcome to the Aerospace Medical Association!


Aerospace Medicine, as a broad field of endeavor, offers dynamic challenges and opportunities for physicians, nurses, physiologists, human factors specialists, psychologists, bioenvironmental engineers, industrial hygienists, environmental health practitioners, and other professionals. Those in the field are dedicated to enhancing health, promoting safety, and improving performance of individuals who work or travel in unusual environments. Areas of interest range from space and atmospheric flight to undersea activities, and the environments that are studied cover a wide spectrum, extending from the microenvironments of space or diving suits to those of "spaceship Earth."


Aerospace medical practitioners serve flyers, passengers, space travelers, air traffic controllers, patients transported by air, maintenance crews, and even mountain climbers and undersea workers. The problems and challenges these people face are quite different from those faced by individuals who live and work only on the surface of the Earth. The unusual nature of aerospace medicine's needs requires that practitioners have unique expertise. Specialized education in any of aerospace medicine's diverse facets enables professionals to develop and apply their capabilities. The diverse and expanding opportunities in the field make a career in aerospace medicine unusually attractive for health professionals.

 

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Useful Information for Students and Residents


  • Careers in Aerospace Medicine - An explanation of various career paths within Aerospace Medicine.
  • Scholarship Opportunities - Several scholarships are available through the Aerospace Medical Association, the Aerospace Medical Association Foundation, Constituent Organizations of the Aerospace Medical Association, or other organizations affiliated with the Aerospace Medical Association.
  • Aerospace Medicine Student & Resident Organization (AMSRO) - The Aerospace Medicine Student & Resident Organization (AMSRO) is a growing group of upcoming professionals in the related fields of aerospace medicine that disseminate information regarding career and educational opportunities to its membership. AMSRO provides a forum for the unification of undergraduate students, graduate students, professional students, and medical residents interested in aerospace- related fields and for the exchange of insights regarding training programs, research opportunities, and general career development. As the official student and resident affiliate of the Aerospace Medical Association, it provides guidance to the Association on matters of interests to students and residents, as well.
  • OnlineSchools.org is a general information website with many resources useful to prospective students interested in advancing their education. Among the many subjects covered on the site are the offline and online educational paths one can follow to obtain a degree in psychology or a related field:

    Associates in Psychology
    Bachelors in Psychology
    Masters in Psychology
    Ph.D. in General Psychology

    As a valuable resource to anyone interested in a career in psychology, the project could be of interest to students and residents in planning their career paths.
  • Kings College London is the fourth oldest university in England. They offer post-graduate courses in aviation and space medicine.
 

Call for Papers

The Aerospace Medical Association’s 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Lake Buena Vista, FL. This year’s theme is “Making a Difference in Aerospace Medicine.” We encourage presentations from diverse experts that will enhance the world’s knowledge and understanding of the current challenges in Aerospace Medicine.

To read the full Call for Papers, please click here.
The abstract submission site is now open; to submit an abstract, go to Scholar One. The deadline for abstract submissions is October 31, 2014.