Space Medicine

The UTHealth Houston Department of Emergency Medicine offers a first-of-its-kind two-year fellowship in Space Medicine. We strive to do our part to help advance emergency medical care in space. Efforts include exploring new and improved applications through research conducted inside and outside the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Additionally, we enjoy a collegial and collaborative relationship with other departments around the hospital such as Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Orthopedics, and Anesthesia who will help refine skills not routinely taught in residency but are critical for future long-duration spaceflight.

The fellow is involved in the education of the Emergency Medicine residents rotating on the Space Medicine elective and works with the director on all administrative duties, including student, resident, and faculty education.

Our primary goals are for graduates to have an advanced understanding of the limitations of providing medical care in space, familiarization with surgical needs that may be necessary on long-duration missions, as well as advanced training in aerospace engineering.

 

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To get more information, contact us at SpaceMedicine@uth.tmc.edu.