Aerospace/Emergency Medicine Residency (Combined)

NEW 4-Year Emergency Medicine/Aerospace Medicine Residency

UTMB is proud to announce the first-of-its-kind, combined, 4-year Emergency Medicine/Aerospace Medicine Residency. Residents pursuing this pathway will be eligible for both Emergency Medicine and Aerospace Medicine board certification, via the American Board of Emergency Medicine and American Board of Preventive Medicine, respectively, at the completion of their training. Residents from our combined program are trained to provide medical support to populations exposed to aerospace and extreme environments, and to be knowledgeable about the physical and engineering aspects of the flight environment (e.g., including, but not limited to, the physiology of high G-stress, hyper- and hypobaric environments, and radiation exposure). Our residents have the privilege of training in various locations, including the University of Texas Medical Branch, NASA Johnson Space Center, commercial space companies, Federal Aviation Administration, United States Air Force, US Antarctica Program, and various other sites.

Requirements

  • Applicants to the combined program are not required to have completed prior residency training
  • Must have passed Steps 1 and 2 of USMLE or COMLEX in no more than 3 attempts (contact the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) to request an official USMLE transcript for application)
  • Must have current ECFMG certification (if international graduate)
  • Must meet all School of Public and Population Health admission requirements upon acceptance into the program
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident (due to United States governmental support of the program)
  • Must be eligible to obtain either a Texas Physician in Training permit (PIT) or a full Texas medical license from the Texas Medical Board.

Application Process

All applicants to the combined program must submit an application through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) for combined program number 7974800001.

NOTE: Please download the Residency Application until ERAS has been fully set up

Applications will be considered separately by each specialty and acceptance into the combined program is contingent upon acceptance to the Emergency Medicine and Aerospace Medicine residency programs.

Residents accepted into the program will be required to apply to the UTMB School of Public and Population Health if a prior MPH or equivalent is not obtained.

Residency Application

UTMB Aerospace Medicine Residency application

Deadline

October 1 for Aerospace Medicine (categorical)

October 1 for Internal Medicine/Aerospace Medicine (combined)

NEW January 14 for Emergency Medicine/Aerospace Medicine (combined)

Contacts

Aerospace Medicine Residency Program
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1150

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

Serena Auñón-Chancellor, MD, MPH
Program Director, Aerospace Medicine

Dietrich Jehle, MD, FACEP, RDMS
Co-Program Director, Emergency Medicine

R. Yvette Schulz, MBA
Program Manager, Aerospace Medicine
ryschulz@utmb.edu