NASA Placement


Please note applications for this year are now closed, please check early next year for the 2019 opportunity

Please note this opportunity is currently only open to UCL Final Year Medical Students.

Calling all final year medical students! UCL & CASE have teamed up with the University of Texas and NASA to bring you an amazing opportunity.

For the fourth year we've managed to reserve a spot on the prestigious Principles of Space and Aviation Medicine course run at UTMB and NASA. This month long course fits in nicely in between you finishing your degree and starting your F1 job. It is NOT an official elective. It is a truly amazing opportunity and a once in a lifetime experience for anyone interested in space medicine, which as you may know is now an approved GMC speciality.

What will you do:
You'll spend a whole month in Houston learning the cutting edge of space medicine from astronauts, space medics and the top researchers in the world. You'll get unprecedented access to NASA's Johnson Space centre and take part in several astronaut testing programmes, including hypo- & hyperbaric chambers, in flight countermeasures and the neutral buoyancy lab. You'll meet a class of like-minded doctors, potentially future colleagues and guaranteed global friends.

The course is a month of intensive lectures with several away days.

What we would expect of you:
Mainly, to enjoy it! But we'd also need you to take notes and update us on the breakthroughs in space medicine (you'll know before we do!). We'd also like you to take plenty of pictures, send some tweets and write a couple of reports on your return. If we've inspired you to pursue space medicine, then there'll be plenty of opportunities with us in the coming years too.

From the 02 July until the 27th July

You are required to attend the full duration of the course. You will miss graduation, though you can defer it a year.

The course itself costs $500.

Then you'll have to add on accommodation for a month and flights to Houston.

We are trying hard to get sponsorship for some or all of this but at this stage we can't rely on it. You'll need to be able to cover those costs yourself. We'll let you know if the situation changes.

How to apply:
Please fill in the attached application form found here

 UCL NASA UTMB application 2018.docx (25 KB)

Please send all applications to Dr Daniel Grant

All applications will be discussed by an impartial panel and the successful candidate will then be informed.

The deadline for application is 3 April 2018

Please note this opportunity is currently only open to UCL Final Year Medical Students.