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.
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.