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  1. Thank you for the detailed, albet\it very unfortunate answer. Are flight surgeons held to the same vision standards as pilots?
  2. So to your understanding, they were released from their duties in order to take an MCAT course/ post bac work in hope of being accepted into the pilot physician program or after? It is such a cool program but so logistically hard to have a pilot apply to medical school
  3. I searched but didn't find anything in the last decade about this topic: I had PRK eye surgery 4 months ago. My eyes were initially each about 20/400 and they are now 20/25 individually, 20/20 when working together. The doc that did my surgery told me there is nothing I can ever do or wear that would get me to 20/20 in each eye due to the “muscles not developing”. That leaves me with two questions: -Has anyone ever heard of a waiver for 20/25 vision that does not correct to the much-desired 20/20? -Flight docs, does that sound correct that there is nothing I could ever do or glasses I could wear that could get my eyes to 20/20 individualy?
  4. I've been reading what I can find on the pilot physician program as it sounds absolutely amazing for those interested in both career fields. The recent memo (attached) outlines the program, but I'm curious to hear from any of you with anecdotes of the program. Primarily: -What is the average acceptance rate for pilots going into medical? I have read on the internet that they actually can't get enough pilots to fill the spots, but that seems impossible. -Do pilots going into the program typically have all premed requirements met, and then take the MCAT once accepted without much preparation? That sounds strange... -What does pilot's medical training look like? e.g. is it at USUHS or do individuals choose whichever med school they get accepted to? AF PILOT PHYSICIAN.pdf
  5. I love medicine and aviation. Naturally I am pursuing med school and the flight surgeon path. I've read throughout the internet that Navy flight surgeons attend a portion of their UPT and spend a lot of time back seating jets, whereas neither of these roles are as common for AF flight surgeons. Can anyone on here chime in about this? Is any portion of a flight surgeon's flight time actually logged training? I am aware of the pilot physician program, but unfortunately that sounds like it's all but exclusively for pilots to transition to medicine rather than the other way around.
  6. Howdy, I'm curious to know if being an O3 or O4 in a reserve component would exclude one from being able to be picked up for a UPT board, assuming one is age and medically qualified. I haven't seen any regulations regarding this. I am curious because I am interested in serving in special warfare and am not sure if pursuing that on the officer side for a 6 year contract would make me ineligible to finish my career as a pilot.
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