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Aerospace Medicine Specialist/Flight Surgeon

Company: Department of the Air Force
Location: Montgomery
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

CARING FOR THOSE WHO FLY

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The stresses and conditions that result from working in extreme conditions require unique, specialized care. Aerospace Medicine Specialists/Flight Surgeons are primary care physicians for pilots and crewmembers traveling in air or space. These physicians discover, prevent and manage the various physiological responses that result from encountering exceptional environments, enabling our Airmen to stay in peak condition and continue their jobs in the air.

  • Conduct medical examinations and provide care for air and missile crews
  • Determine fitness for flying and special duties as well as evaluating living and working environments to detect and control health hazards
  • Regularly participate in flying missions to observe and advise on aeromedical issues
  • Develop and manage preventive medicine programs, including the education of flight personnel in healthy lifestyles
  • Establish procedures for managing casualties in aviation accidents and other disasters
  • Provide advice on aeromedical evacuation and serve on aviation mishap investigation boards
  • Serve as the liaison between flying squadrons and medical services

CAREER TASKS

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QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

  • MINIMUM EDUCATION

M.D. or D.O. degree and completed an ACGME- or AOA-accredited program of postgraduate specialty training

  • QUALIFICATIONS
  • Completion of a primary course in aerospace medicine
  • Must possess an aeronautical rating of Flight Surgeon, Senior Flight Surgeon or Chief Flight Surgeon
  • Completion of a residency at a fully accredited residency program
  • Minimum 12 months of experience as a flight surgeon (Aerospace Medicine Specialist only)
  • Board eligible in Aerospace Medicine (Aerospace Medicine Specialist only)
  • Completion of 5.5-week Commissioned Officer training course
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 48

Lt Col Tony Waldroup, Physician

TRAINING & EDUCATION

How do we transform you from the civilian sector to a leader and an Officer in the Air Force? From education to continued training, your Air Force path is here.

  • COMMISSIONED OFFICER TRAINING

5.5 weeks

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  • MILITARY TRAINING LOCATION

Maxwell AFB AL

Keywords: Department of the Air Force, Montgomery , Aerospace Medicine Specialist/Flight Surgeon, Other , Montgomery, Alabama

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