Curriculum

Year 1

  • 6 months ER
  • 4 months SpaceX
  • 1 month Space Medicine Research Rotation
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Interventional radiology
  • Toxicology
  • Aerospace engineering
  • 3 weeks vacation

 

Year 2

  • 6 months ER
  • 4 months SpaceX
  • General surgery
  • Aerospace engineering
  • 3 weeks vacation

 

Procedures

General surgery

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomies
  • Laparoscopic appendectomies

Interventional radiology

  • Ultrasound-guided percutaneous nephrostomies
  • Ultrasound-guided percutaneous cholecystotomies

Dental

  • Dental cleanings
  • Carries
  • Fractures
  • Avulsions
  • Extractions

Anesthesia

  • Regional anesthesia

Didactics

  • 2 hour long didactics held on a bi-weekly basis
  • Didactics will include lectures on space medicine and guest speakers
  • Guiding textbook will be Barratt’s Principles of Clinical Medicine for Space Flight, 2nd edition

 

Aerospace Engineering Curriculum

 

  • Systems engineering
  • Environmental control
  • Life support systems
  • Rocket equation
  • Orbital mechanics