Training in Aerospace Medicine

Training in aerospace medicine is the responsibility of the Education Committee

Training in Aerospace Medicine

Training in aerospace medicine is the responsibility of the Education Committee, chaired by Dr Craig Schramm, and comprising the Teaching and Learning sub-committee chaired by Dr Rob Kennedy, and the Assessment sub-committee.

See details below related to the approved curriculum for training, as well as information about the Teaching and Learning sub-committee and the Assessment sub-committee. Steps to apply for Fellowship or training:

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Download and complete the Training Site Accreditation Form and Supervisor Accreditation Form to submit with your online application.

Curriculum

The curriculum has been prepared by the Assessment sub-committee in consultation with the Education Committee.

Version 1 of the College training curriculum is now available in pdf format for trainees.  It can be accessed via the link on this page.  The curriculum is closely aligned with that of the College of Physicians particularly in Domain 8 “Professional Qualities of a Specialist”. 

Training Curriculum

Each Domain of the curriculum covers the main competencies required of a specialist in aerospace medicine.  This curriculum contains broad learning objectives which can be used as guidance for advanced trainees in the preparation for the final exam. 

For further information, contact the Assessments Subcommittee, via the secretariat at secretariat@acasm.org.au

Teaching and Learning

The Teaching and Learning sub-committee is chaired by Dr Rob Kennedy, under the Education Committee chaired by Dr Craig Schramm.

The College training programme will facilitate supervised progression through defined competencies in aerospace medicine, with regular summative and formative assessments over a four year period.

The training programme is flexible, and tailored to accommodate individuals’ circumstances.  It is expected that a Registrar working in a setting with a reasonable exposure to aerospace medicine could meet the competencies and assessments from any location in Australasia.

Assessment

The Assessment sub-committee works under the direction of the Education Committee.

Assessment of competence is continuous throughout training, and is based on satisfactory performance in the following:

  1. Three written reports of 2 000 to 3 000 words, comprising
    1. one aeromedical case report;
    2. one literature review or evidence-based medicine report;
    3. one additional report, either case study or literature review.
  2. A research project of direct relevance to aerospace medicine, 3 000 to 5 000 words, leading to;
    1. a scientific presentation at an approved conference; and
    2. a publication in an approved peer-reviewed scientific journal
  3. At least two mini-Clinical Exams (mini-CEx) each year assessed ‘satisfactory’, one of which must be assessed by a Fellow other than the Supervisor;
  4. At least two Case-based Discussions each year assessed ‘satisfactory’, one of which must be assessed by a Fellow other than the Supervisor; and
  5. At least one Critical Appraisal of 500 to 1 000 words each year, critically reviewing a journal article in aerospace medicine (including as part of the initial peer-review process).
  6. An exit examination, consisting of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination.

Relevant Documents

Candidates granted Advanced Trainee status may have to complete selected assessments and/or the exit examination, determined on a case by case basis.

For more information about assessment, please refer to the College Training Manual and the Curriculum of Training.

Training Documents

Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise

Continuing Professional Development Policy

Training Curriculum

Reconsideration Review and Appeals

Plagiarism Policy

By-Laws of the Assessments Subcommittee