Resources & Training


The community of Aviation and Aerospace Medicine Practitioners is spread around the world, and there are colleagues both in New Zealand and beyond. Below are some relevant organisations and groups representing a range of activities related to the field.

Professional Organisations

Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine (ASAM)

Aerospace Medical Association  (ASMA)

Aeromedical Society of Australasia

Occupational Medicine Society of New Zealand/Australia

International Academy of Aerospace Medicine (IAASM)

Educational & Training

Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine (ACAsM)

Australasian Medical Review Officers Association (AMROA)

University of Otago – Aviation Medicine

Aerospace Medicine Student and Resident Organisation (AMSRO)

Regulatory & Legal

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) – New Zealand

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) – Australia

International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

Te Manatū Waka Ministry of Transport – New Zealand

Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC)

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)

Training in Aerospace Medicine

AMSANZ supports trainees on the fellowship programme of the Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine (ACASM)

Enquiries and applications should be made directly to the college.

Professional Development

Aviation Medical Examiners (AME’s) are required to undertake continuous professional development activities. 

AMSANZ supports regional-wide groups and activities.

Peer review groups are arranged periodically on a local basis. Please contact the society to promote any events or meetings. 

AMSANZ organises an Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in conjunction with the NZ Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

AMSANZ also organises joint meeting with partner organisations and societies from time to time for it’s members and visitors. 

Keep an eye on the Events Page for more information of upcoming events.

Scholarships and Grants

Aviation and Space Medicine

International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine

Aviation and Space Medicine Scholarship

The International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine has a well-established Scholarship Programme, the aim of which is to enable young physicians commencing a career in aviation and space medicine to undertake training in the specialty. The scholarship can be used to facilitate attendance at a formal training course, or participation in a work programme (one year or more, structured towards educational goals) in a recognised aerospace medicine institute.

The scholarship award is a grant of up to NZ $ 32,000 but more than one scholarship for amounts less than this may be awarded in any year, depending on the applications received. 

Applications for awards may be submitted between 1 February and 31 July each year.

Application Link:

The following links represent some of the institutions that currently offer postgraduate training or work programme in Aviation Medicine:

– Short courses in Aerospace Medicine:

– Aerospace Medicine MSc/Post Graduate Diploma:

– University of Otago

– University of Texas Medical Branch
           ASM Residency Program
           Principles of Aviation and Space Medicine Course
           Grand Rounds and Activities

– Singapore Aviation Academy

– Civil Aviation Medicine Institute FAA

– Mayo Clinic