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Aerospace Medicine

Program Type: Non-Hospital/Clinic

Location:  Pensacola, FL

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

Program Length:  2 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Medical School Graduation, completion of Internship, completion of flight surgery training 

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  No

Total Approved Complement:  34

Approved per Year (if applicable):  17

Dedicated research year offered: No

Medical Student Rotation availability: 4th Year

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

Program Phone Number: 850-452-8125

Program Email:

Program Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Program Description

Welcome to the Residency in Aerospace Medicine (RAM) located in Pensacola, Florida! As the military’s largest aerospace medicine residency, we are committed to producing competent, compassionate and mission ready Aerospace physicians for today’s changing world.

The RAM Program is a 2-year training platform at Navy Medicine Operational Training Command (NMOTC) in Pensacola, Florida. We are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for up to 34 residents, with 10-12 faculty, many of whom are aerospace specialists. The residency program provides all competencies of core preventive medicine and aerospace medicine specialty areas. Competency is characterized by specific knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors enumerated in program accreditation requirements and Service core values. Graduates are equipped to advance clinical aerospace medicine science and practice, provide health services for populations in austere conditions, and lead the future of aeromedical practice for both military and civilian professionals

Our program maintains strong partnerships with valuable outside rotations throughout the United States, including Surface Warfare Medical Institute, San Diego, California, Scott Air Force Base, St. Louis, Illinois, Naval Medical Leader and Professional Development Command, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S. Army Medical Research Institutes of Infectious Disease/Chemical Defense, Fort Detrick, Maryland, U.S. Air Force School of Aviation Medicine, Dayton, Ohio, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Norfolk, Virginia, Naval Branch Health Clinic Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, Naval Aviation Schools Command, Pensacola, Florida, Naval Medicine Readiness and Training Command, Pensacola, Florida, Veteran's Affairs-Joint Ambulatory Care Center, Pensacola, Florida, Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, Panama City, Florida, Operational CVN and Marine Air Group Units as available, Federal Aviation Administration Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Bell Helicopter Textron, Providence, Rhode Island, Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, the Aerospace Medical Association, Alexandria, Virginia, Department of Transportation, Baptist Health Care Systems, Pensacola, Florida, Public Health Department for Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, and the University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida.

NMOTC Det NAMI Aerospace Medicine residents experience military-specific aerospace care through working directly with active duty service members and retirees, in addition to allied nation soldiers and dependents, which in turn, provides a well-rounded and comprehensive training program, providing the ideal combination of military and civilian training.

Active duty Aerospace 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 crewmembers 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 Medicine Residency Program


340 Hulse Road
Pensacola, FL 32508-1092


Hours of Operation:

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Phone: 850-452-8125

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