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Aerospace & Occupational Medicine

Program Type: Non-MTF based but associated with Lyster Army Health Clinic

Location: Fort Novosel, Alabama

Accredited: Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Program Length: 3 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Successful completion of PGY-1 and Step/Level 1, 2, and 3

Categorical Year in Specialty Required: Yes

Total Approved Complement: 20

Dedicated research year offered: No

Medical Student Rotation availability: Yes

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH): Yes

Program Phone Number: 334-255-7680


Program Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Program Description

The Army’s only combined Aerospace and Occupational Medicine Residency Program is conducted through the United States Army Department of Aviation Medicine (DAM) at Fort Novosel, Alabama, the home of Army Aviation.

Military medicine is occupational medicine because soldiering is an exceptional profession with its own occupational risks & hazards. This residency trains you for the occupational medicine needs of the Army in order to protect and sustain the occupational health of the Soldier, mitigate risks/exposures that are unique to the military environment, support for the military industrial base, and support deployed forces.

The combined program is 3 years long, and internship completion is required prior to arrival. You will complete a Masters of Public Health (MPH) concurrently during the first two years of the program as a Resident in Aerospace Medicine (RAM).

You do not need to be a Flight Surgeon to apply. However, applicants must obtain and maintain a qualified Flight Duty Medical Exam. Please contact your local flight surgeon or DAM for details. Aeromedical waivers are available for specific disqualifying conditions.

Active duty Army Aerospace and Occupational Medicine Specialists perform the following duties:

  • Maintain the health, safety, and performance of aviators and crewmembers
  • Mitigate complex challenges faced by crew members, such as vibration, noise, G-forces, hypoxia, ejection injuries, microgravity and radiation exposure
  • Fly as rated officers and participate as crew-members while earning flight pay
  • Provide in-flight critical care during medical and casualty evacuation operations (MEDEVAC/CASEVAC)

Mission, Vision and Aims

Curriculum and Schedules

Scholarly and Professional Development Opportunities

Participating Sites

Applicant Information, Rotation and Interview Opportunities

Teaching Opportunities

Faculty and Mentorship


Contact Us

Aerospace & Occupational Medicine Residency Program

Location: U.S. Army Department of Aviation Medicine, Graduate Medical Education Office 

Hours of Operation:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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