How To Apply to the Aerospace Medicine Residency

Requirements

  • Categorical applicants must be in their final year of another ACGME accredited residency/fellowship or have completed an accredited clinical residency prior to applying
  • Applicants to the combined program are not required to have completed prior residency training
  • Applicants are expected to be in good health generally, and able to pass a physical examination (NASA and military)
  • 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)
  • USMLE or COMLEX Steps 1, 2 and 3
  • Must have current ECFMG certification (if international graduate)
  • Must meet all 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

Categorical Aerospace Medicine Residency
(3804866118)

Applicants to the categorical Aerospace Medicine Residency program must have completed, or be in their final year, an ACGME-accredited clinical residency.

You may submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) to program number 3804866118 or via mail/email, using our online submit PDF application form below and attaching the supporting documentation.

You can download the PDF application here: Mail/Email Application Form (PDF)

Residents accepted into the program will be required to apply to the UTMB Health Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Application Tip: Prior Experience

The following medical specialties are commonly accepted as "prior experience". (There are others.)

  • Emergency medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics/gynecology
  • Occupational medicine
  • Physical medicine & rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Sports medicine
  • Urology

Combined Aerospace Medicine Residency
(7514844009)

Applicants to the combined Internal Medicine/Aerospace Medicine Residency program are not required to have had any prior clinical residency training.

All applicants to the combined program must submit an application through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS)  for combined program number 7514844009.

Applications will be considered separately, and acceptance into the combined program is contingent upon acceptance to the Internal Medicine and Aerospace Medicine residency programs.  Residents accepted into the program will be required to apply to the UTMB Health Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Residency Application

Annual Submission Deadline:  October 1

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Contacts

Aerospace Medicine Residency Program
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1110

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

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

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