Aerospace Medicine is a sub-specialty of Preventive Medicine. AM focuses on the health of airline pilots, astronauts, commercial spaceflight participants, private pilots, commercial pilots, and operational crews performing their duties from undersea to space. We work to enhance the health and human performance of individuals, communities, and populations, and prevent disease. We respond to disasters and aviation mishaps; we test for and reduce worker occupational hazard exposures (lead, benzene, etc.). We create medical standards for crew selection, retention, and fitness for duty. We conduct research on risk, human performance, life support equipment, and cockpit design. We advise airlines and medevac companies on safe air transport. We deploy to austere environments to support our population. It’s the best job you’ll ever have.