Prospective Flight Surgeon
Thank you for your interest to join the Navy Aeromedical community! As a Flight Surgeon (FS), you will experience fascinating travels, broad professional responsibilities, and rewarding associations with outstanding men and women.
Naval Flight Surgeon Program Recruiting Trifold
Checklist to guide you through the application procedures.
- Do you meet the physical requirements to be a Flight Surgeon?
- Do you meet physical conditioning requirements?
- Physical Conditioning: Training can be very demanding as well as an enjoyable challenge. You will be taking the official Navy PRT as normally scheduled in fall and spring while at NAMI, and another screening PRT at Naval Aviation Schools Command prior to the Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API) phase. You must not only TAKE the PRT-style fitness test, you must PASS it. The cardiovascular endurance portion of the test shall use the 1.5-mile RUN only (not swim, treadmill, bike or elliptical).
- Swimming: There are additional physical fitness challenges during API. During the swimming phase, you will be required to swim a mile wearing a flight suit (but no boots) in less than 80 minutes, jump from a fifteen-foot tower and then swim approximately 25 yards underwater, demonstrate proficiency in the side, back, breast and crawl strokes, and experience the Helo Dunker multi-place underwater escape trainer.
The application process is described fully in BUMED INST 1520.42A - guidance for student flight surgeon and student undersea medical officer training applications. This instruction also provides specifics regarding items required for an application package.
Required Documents for FS Training Application
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