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Overview: Why Become a Member?

   The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) is the largest most-representative professional in the fields of aerospace medicine and human performance. AsMA membership includes aerospace medicine specialists, scientists, flight nurses, physician assistants, physiologists, psychologists, human factors experts, human systems integration experts, and researchers in this field.
   Specific eligibility for Association membership is established by the Bylaws (Adobe Acrobat Format) available in the About AsMA section.
   Membership in AsMA provides the following (for full descriptions, see the Benefits page):


      • Annual Scientific Meeting
      • Continuing Professional Education
      • Joint Effort Toward A Universal Goal
      • Monthly Professional Journal
      • Participation in Committee Action
      • Recognition of Peers
      • World-Wide Exchange of Ideas

   Our members are involved in all aspects of Aerospace Medicine:
      • Advocating before government bodies
      • Publishing official positions on current aerospace medicine issues
      • Supporting education and training in the disciplines of aerospace medicine, human factors, aerospace physiology, flight nursing, and other allied specialties
      • Participating with governments, universities, and industry on projects in the aerospace arena
      • Promoting safety and health in federal, commercial, civilian, and military aviation
      • Developing medical and design criteria and guidance for the aerospace industry
Attendees register for the Annual Scientific Meeting in Dallas in May 2018 at the Advanced
and Onsite Registration booths.
Our annual Fun Run takes place on the Monday morning of our Annual Meeting. Monika Rausch (right) won the event in 2018 with the best time for both women and men.


   AsMA unites over 2000 members. We have many international members (approx. 30%) representing over 60 nations. We also have a variety of constituent and affiliated organizations from the civilian, military, and international communities.
Attendees at the Annual Scientific Meeting waiting for Opening Ceremonies to begin. We have some very special 50-year members, like Dr. Chuck Berry.


   If you would like to be one of those in our association who are challenging the boundaries of our world’s frontiers, please join our efforts to advance the art and science of Aerospace Medicine.
   We have several types of membership (for a full description, see the Individual or Corporate membership pages):

 

  • Full Membership: An applicant for membership needs to be a licensed physician or nurse; or hold a designation as an aviation medical examiner, flight nurse, flight medical officer, aviation medical director, aerospace medicine physician assistant, or submarine or diving medical officer; or be a scientist, engineer, technician, teacher, researcher, student or commissioned in the armed services and be concerned with the fields of aerospace medicine, aeronautics, astronautics, undersea medicine, or environmental health.
Members at the Annual Scientific Meeting. More members at the Annual Scientific Meeting.
 
  • Spouse Membership: An applicant for membership needs to be a licensed physician or nurse; or hold a designation as an aviation medical examiner, flight nurse, flight medical officer, aviation medical director, aerospace medicine physician assistant, or submarine or diving medical officer, or be a scientist, engineer, technician, teacher, researcher, student or commissioned in the armed services and be concerned with the fields of aerospace medicine, aeronautics, astronautics, undersea medicine, or environmental health.
Paul Young, Filiep Callewaert, and Christine Cloutier meet at the Annual Scientific Meeting. Filiep and Christine are Spouse Members while
Paul is a Life Member.
Christine Cloutier and friends take a selfie in front of the Membership booth at the Annual Scientific Meeting.
 
  • Life Membership: Life membership is available to all members who wish to make a one-time dues payment at an amount established by the Council.
 
  • Student Membership: An applicant for student membership must provide
    Speed Mentoring event at the annual meeting pairs newcomers to AsMA like Beth Horodyski with mentors like Ronak Shah in a “speed dating” setting to learn about careers in Aerospace Medicine.
    proof they are enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university and have an express interest in aerospace medicine or allied sciences.










 
  • Resident Membership: An applicant for Resident Membership must provide
    The RAM Bowl (for Residents in Aerospace Medicine) is held every year at our annual meeting. The 2018 winners were the team from UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch). It is a fun challenging event.
    proof they are enrolled full-time in an accredited residency or equivalent training program and have an express interest in aerospace medicine or allied sciences.
     

















 
  • Technicians Membership: A technician is an enlisted member of the military involved in aerospace operations, or a civilian engaged in such aerospace operations.
 
  • Emeritus Membership: Emeritus membership is available to those who have been AsMA members for 25 years and over 65 years of age.
Sally Nunneley, right, received her 50-Year
Pin in 2017. She is an Emeritus Member.
Russell Rayman, right, received his 50-Year Pin in 2018. He is also an Emeritus Member.

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