Johnson Space Center’s Aerospace Medicine Clerkship is still active and occurs twice a year in April and October. Unfortunately they are only able to accept United States Citizens at this time. US Citizens must be at a minimum in their 4th year of medical school when they would attend the clerkship. Applicants may be in their residency programs as well. The 4th year of medical school is the minimum requirement.
The primary mission of the Flight Medicine Clinic is to provide quality outpatient medical care for all active astronauts and their dependents. Flight Medicine Clinic physicians and staff provide support for each short and long duration space mission in addition to the support provided to these crews before and following their missions.
The deadline for complete application packages is June 1 for the October clerkship and December 1 for the April clerkship. Please note that this opportunity is only available to medical students who are US citizens.
Description of the clerkship programme from the NASA website:
The four week Aerospace Medicine Clerkship is offered semi-annually during the months of April and October at the Johnson Space Center (Houston, Texas) and typically begins the first Monday and concludes on the last Friday of the month. The clerkship involves formal lectures on space medicine topics and issues, as well as familiarization with the medical aspects of International Space Station operations, design and function. Clerkship participants are required to complete a research project and paper in a current focus area of space medicine, which will be presented both orally and written to the JSC Space and Clinical Operations Community.
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