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Go Flight Medicine (GFM) is an educational project for medical and aviation professionals created by Rocky “Apollo” Jedick MD, MBA. Dr Jedick is currently an active duty Major and Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force.

Dr Jedick has served as a flight surgeon with fighter squadrons flying the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II and then the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon aka Viper. He has also had exposure to high-altitude and space medicine, caring for pilots flying the Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady.  Over the last 4 years, Dr Jedick has practiced medicine in South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Alaska, Singapore, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Morocco, Poland, and Romania.

The aim of Go Flight Medicine is to serve as an entertaining, collaborative resource covering topics in both military and civilian Aerospace Medicine, and its distant cousins Dive,  Wilderness Medicine, & Tactical Medicine. Our vision is to become a peer-reviewed professional blog for both aviators and other aerospace medicine professionals. In addition to a responsive source providing the latest evidence-based information, interactive media will be relied on to make the reading experience enjoyable and fun.  Through reciprocal education, we hope to educate aviators, make current flight doctors better, and entice other medical professionals to consider these exciting disciplines.

Original Publications:

Flight Surgeon Busts Lightning Myths, 4 Sep 2012, http://www.afms.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123316472

You’re the Flight Surgeon – Decompression Illness. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2013 Nov;84(11):1221-3.

 

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