In this Episode Host Ann Tsung, MD, MPH, sits down with UT-Dallas, Pre-Med student Alyssa Chieve and answers her questions about what its like being a NASA Surgeon.Find out from Ann this ins and outs of Aerospace Medicine, the workload, requirements and opportunities for anyone interested in pursuing this as a career.

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Find out from Ann this ins and outs of Aerospace Medicine, the workload, requirements and opportunities for anyone interested in pursuing this as a career.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Is there a required speciality for aerospace medicine?
  • When did Ann find out she wanted to do aerospace medicine?
  • What does a typical day look like for a NASA flight surgeon?
  • How does Ann maintain work-life balance?
  • What does research look like in MD, MPH?
  • What are some opportunities for undergrads?
  • How do you get set up with a mentor?

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About Alyssa Chiev

I am Alyssa Chiev, a sophomore pre-med biology major at the University of Texas at Dallas. I am heavily involved in research with the Gassensmith lab and I am a newsletter writer for the American Medical Women’s Association at UTD. My interest in aerospace medicine began as of recently, I knew I have always wanted to play a role in humanity’s journey into space, but I did not see how I could do that until I stumbled upon the Aerospace Medical Association and Dr. Ann Tsung. Both have inspired me to pursue this career path. For this episode, I will be asking some common questions generated from me and my peers to gain further insight into this subspecialty.



About Ann Tsung, MD, MPH

Ann Tsung, MD, MPH is a physician who is triple board-certified in emergency, critical care, and preventive/aerospace medicine. She is the podcast show host of It’s Not Rocket Science Show, and a real estate investor. Her mission is to help people create time, vitality, and deep relationships so people can achieve peak performance and fulfillment in life. Her passions include mind-body medicine, functional nutrition, longevity, productivity, and human optimization. She firmly believes that everything we need is within us now.



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