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USAF School of Aerospace Medicine

  First-call consultants in Aerospace Medicine, we find solutions to operational needs of today and tomorrow and prepare new aeromedical experts for future global challenges

Vision:  International Center of Excellence for Aerospace Medicine Consultation, Research, Education, and Training
USAF School of Aerospace Medicine
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Col. Christian R. BenjaminColonel Christian R. Benjamin is Commander, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM), 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. USAFSAM is the premier institute for research, education, and worldwide operational consultation in Aerospace Medicine. The school trains about 6,000 Department of Defense, international and civilian students each year.  Read More
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The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) is an internationally renowned center for aerospace medical learning, consultation, aerospace medical investigations and aircrew health assessments.  USAFSAM promotes readiness and protects force and community health by utilizing a range of tools and expertise including environmental and health surveillance, laboratory and risk analysis, process re-engineering, consultation and technological innovation to maximize operational health capabilities and to solve problems through ingenuity and partnerships.  The school trains approximately 6,000 students each year.
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Aerospace Medicine Primary is a three course series comprising the initial qualification training for USAF flight surgeons. It is a combination of didactic and laboratory experiences designed to prepare medical officers for basic mission qualification to perform duties in support of the USAF Aerospace Medicine Program.

The three segment course provides the student with knowledge and skills required for the treatment and proper aeromedical disposition of aircrew and special operations duty members. Specifically, the three segments of the AMP course are designed to introduce students to the unique aeromedical issues pertinent to the flight environment.

AMP 101 introduces the students to aeromedical standards, aerospace physiology, hyperbaric medicine, human performance sustainment, basic and military aviation fundamentals, emergency and operational aerospace medicine, and USAF weapon systems and associated missions.

AMP 201 emphasizes aeromedical standards, clinical aerospace medicine, PRP, duty-limiting conditions, Occupational Medicine, Public Health, and Bioenvironmental Engineering.

AMP 202 familiarizes the student with military aviation in the Aeromedical Aviation Laboratory and introduces the basics of aviation mishap investigation and prevention.

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Detachment 3, Analytical Laboratory
Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan

Detachment 1, Dental Consultation and Evaluation Service
Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas
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