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The need for aviation and space medicine in the United Kingdom undergraduate medical curriculum

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Kiranpreet Kaur Gill ,

Imperial College London, GB
About Kiranpreet
Kiranpreet is a medical student at Imperial College London.
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Tavleen Singh Gill

Imperial College London, GB
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Tavleen is a medical student at Imperial College London.
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Abstract

‘Aviation and Space Medicine’ (ASM) has recently been introduced as a General Medical Council (GMC) approved specialty in the United Kingdom. This reflects its growing importance in the public, industry and healthcare sectors. Currently, medical school involvement in ASM is minimal at best. An undergraduate medical curriculum devoid of ASM will leave medical students oblivious to both the existence and importance of this discipline. Having introduced ASM as its own distinct speciality, it is now vital to place an emphasis on ensuring current and future medical students are informed, inspired and prepared to pursue careers in this exciting, novel and unique field of medicine.

How to Cite: Gill KK, Gill TS. The need for aviation and space medicine in the United Kingdom undergraduate medical curriculum. The British Student Doctor. 2017;1(2):19–23. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18573/j.2017.10173
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Published on 29 Jun 2017.
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