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U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine

Location: Dayton, Ohio

Military Hospitals and Clinics: Non-hospital/clinic based, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Number of Graduate Medical Education programs: 1

Number of Graduate Allied Health Education programs: 0

Total number of Residents/Fellows: 15 annually

Number of inpatient beds: 0

Major inpatient clinical services: None

Number of Operating Rooms: 0

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About Us

The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine is an internationally renowned center for aerospace medical learning, consultation, aerospace medical investigations and aircrew health assessments. We promote readiness and protect force and community health by using 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. Includes the Residency in Aerospace Medicine which is a didactically rigorous and operationally diverse two-year training program fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. It is designed for military physicians who have completed a minimum of one-year post-graduate training (internship) and have operational experience as a credentialed flight surgeon (18 months or greater). Additional experience and prior residency training/board certification in another medical specialty is common and highly desired. USAFSAM trains approximately 6,000 students each year and is part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing.


Graduate physicians capable of providing primary and consultative health care while leading and conducting advanced, systems-based aerospace medicine programs for military and civilian personnel focused on integration, sustainment, and protection of the Warfighter in the full spectrum of operational and training environments. Ready Airman and Guardians in their environment. Ready Medics.


Globally recognized experts for aerospace and operational medicine.


We accomplish our mission by living the Air Force values integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do and incorporating them into the practice of patient care and military operational medicine.


To provide quality clinical and didactic training that incorporates the six ACGME competencies (professionalism, patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, and systems-based practice) and Aerospace/Occupational Medicine milestones to ensure that the resident physicians can, upon graduation, administer quality care, ensure patient safety, provide medical leadership, and medically advise their command within military community to safeguard a healthy fighting force to win the Nation's wars.

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