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Aerospace Medical School Track

The Aerospace Medicine Track is designed to educate medical students about aerospace medicine and space biomedical research. Students are introduced to career opportunities in aerospace medicine, aerospace physiology, space medicine and space life sciences research, and to an introductory course in aerospace medicine. Students join the track in their first year of medical school and continue throughout the fourth year of training.

Year 1
  • Welcome lectures during GAR course
  • Aerospace Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Aerospace Medicine Journal Club
  • Summer internships available
Year 3
  • Aerospace Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Aerospace Medicine Journal Club
  • Principles of Aviation and Space Medicine summer course
Year 2
  • Medical Student Summer Research Program with mentors
  • Summer internships available
  • Aerospace Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Aerospace Medicine Journal Club
Year 4
  • Aerospace Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Aerospace Medicine Journal Club
  • Elective opportunities

Students must contribute at least five electives (5 months) of their medical education to aerospace medicine. The track will consist of a combination of seminars, research opportunities, and an intensive aerospace medicine course. Students also benefit from UTMB Health’s close relationship with the Johnson Space Center and from interactions with directors of the Aerospace Medicine Residency program at UTMB Health. Upon graduation students are recognized as scholars in aerospace medicine.

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Contacts

Preventive Medicine Residency Programs
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1110

Phone: (409) (409) 747-6131
Email: aerospace.med@utmb.edu

small_pinkstonBrian S. Pinkston, MD, MPH
Track Director
brpinkst@utmb.edu
Fowler RRachel Fowler, BA
Track Coordinator
rpfowler@utmb.edu