Student Interest Group
To increase medical student awareness and interest in aerospace medicine and surgery.
University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix Aerospace Medicine Interest Group (AMIG):
Student Founder: Future Dr. Sofia Fabrega
Current President: Future Dr. Sofia Fabrega
Current Co-President: Future Dr. Ritwik (Ritz) Keshav
-Introduction to aerospace medicine
-"You're the Flight Surgeon" case reviews
Recurring short events:
-Space movie night with discussions regarding space medicine/surgery
Possible annual event opportunities:
-Tour of Luke Air Force Base and discussions of military flight medicine
-Flight experience day: hot air balloons to acrobatic flights with a focus on the aerospace environment
-Tour of Biosphere 2 and discussions about space analogue environments
Longitudinal group project:
"6 astronauts are returning to Earth after 3 years in deep space! Throughout the year, learn about the physical changes these astronauts may experience, discuss and design a medical/trauma pack, formulate a disaster response plan in the event of a crash landing, and learn/practice the skills necessary to implement this plan."
At the end of the year, students will participate in a simulation where they rescue a "crew" from a crash landing.