All newly appointed flight physicians undergo an intensive training period that includes medical and flight training.
Medical training lasts for a two weeks: the first week covers interhospital and the second week covers prehospital missions. Medical training covers the breadth of pre-hospital & retrieval medicine, from aviation physiology to pre-hospital rapid sequence intubation.
Flight training covers helicopter underwater escape training, day and night winching, aircraft safety, and airmanship.
Throughout the post training continues with daily case reviews, fortnightly Clinical Governance Days, and regular simulation and procedural skills training.
There are also opportunities to participate in Canyon Days, Urban Search & Rescue and Major Incident exercises.
Physician training posts have training accreditation with the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine and the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthestists.
At present we do not offer training electives to medical students
This video demonstrates a typical induction training week: