The two-year Aerospace Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, aims to develop experienced clinicians into leaders in the clinical and research domains of aerospace medicine.
Aerospace medicine concerns the intersection of human physiology and pathophysiology with the stressors and exposures encountered in aviation and space flight. It is a preventive medicine discipline that requires the tools of public health, expert clinical acumen, and fluent interpersonal skills to optimally protect aircrew, passengers, and the public.
As a fellow, you will explore:
- Health management of individuals working in aerospace environments
- Passenger health and safety
- Comprehension of care and safety issues in aeromedical transport
- Assessing human factors and ergonomic concepts in the aerospace environment
- Promotion of aerospace operational safety and mishap prevention
- Interpretation and performance of aeromedical research
The ideal fellow has substantive prior aerospace exposure and a high degree of clinical proficiency and autonomy.
The first year of the fellowship combines clinical rotations with the completion of an online master’s in public health from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Fellows conduct clinical training and research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and train at other sites such as the University of North Dakota for flight training and the FAA Civil Aeromedical Institute in Oklahoma City for their aeromedical review course.
You will receive specialty training in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disorders associated with aerospace environments and with adaptive systems designed to enhance performance and support life under such conditions. You will also work with outpatient medicine patients with a broad range of acute and chronic illnesses.
The Aerospace Medicine Fellowship Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).