This episode is part two of a three-part series on what it’s like to be a NASA flight surgeon. In part one or Episode 8, Ann shared why she dreamed of becoming an aerospace medicine physician when she was nine years old and the steps she took to fulfill that dream. Today, Ann will talk about her actual two-year aerospace medicine training experience at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. UTMB has a long track history in space medicine and close relationship with NASA.
Ann’s two-year training tremendously changed her perspective as an emergency medicine physician. It honed her analytical skills and allowed her to learn and develop other skills particularly in logistics, planning, organization, and recruitment. She met astronauts, other military flight surgeons, and NASA flight surgeons and got to pick their brain on what it’s like to be on the job. There’s no limit to what you can learn and the skillsets you can develop through this training. Listen now to find out more about it!