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Aviation Medicine Courses

Aviation Courses / December 18, 2017

The Master of Science in Aerospace Medicine degree program is conducted by Boonshoft School of Medicine’s Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, Division of Aerospace Medicine. The program includes specialty-specific education in the basic and advanced topics in aviation and space medicine, operational aerospace medicine, human factors and aerospace accident investigation. In addition to this, the graduate program includes core preventive medicine subjects: environmental medicine, biostatistics, epidemiology, health services administration and behavioral aspects of health. Physicians in the Aerospace Medicine Residency are required to complete the master of science (M.S.) degree program.

Physicians (national and/or international) who do not meet the minimum requirements for residency applicants and/or do not desire to complete the residency program may enroll in the M.S. degree portion of the program. This provides all of the same course work as in the residency but does not include any clinical rotations at aerospace and public health facilities.

Minimum Requirements for the Master of Science Degree

Applicants must:

  1. have earned an M.D. or equivalent medical degree. Physician assistants, nurse practitioners/advanced practice nurses and other healthcare providers are also encouraged to apply. All applications will be reviewed on an individual basis.
  2. have demonstrated proficiency in English (international physicians only). If the applicant's native language is not English, a minimum score of 213 (CBT) or 79/120 (IBT) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required or a band 6 through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Students who have earned a degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university are exempted from the TOEFL requirement. For the latest information, international physicians are advised to refer to the general requirements of Wright State’s University Center for International Education (UCIE).

Source: medicine.wright.edu