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The Air Medical Physician Association is an international organization committed to patient-focused, quality critical care transport medicine by promoting excellence in medical direction, research, education, safety, leadership and collaboration.

On July 3rd, 2015, Pilot Patrick Mahany of Flight For Life (Colorado) was killed in a helicopter crash near Frisco, CO. Two medical crew members were injured. Our thoughts and prayers are with our entire transport family as we grieve this loss.

AMTC Preconference Workshops - 2015

AMPA is providing two preconference workshops at AMTC 2015 in Long Beach, CA. Click 'Read More' for more information and to register.


AMPA Proudly Announces The Publication Of Principles & Direction of Air Medical Transport, 2nd Edition

AMPA textbook cover

The AMPA board and your textbook editors are very excited to present the newest version of this Principles and Direction of Air Medical Transport, the most comprehensive collection of information on critical care air and ground transport medicine available today.

All Active AMPA members, and textbook authors, will received a complimentary electronic copy in the near future. A copy of the book, both soft cover and electronic format, can be ordered via the attached order form, however only the soft cover textbook is available at this time (June 2015)


Nominations Open for AMPA 2015 Distinguished Physician – Deadline August 14, 2015

The Distinguished Physician Award was established in 1993 to recognize a physician who has significantly contributed to the Air Medicine profession and to recognize lifetime achievement and service to the Air Medical community. The AMPA Board of Trustees will select the award recipient from nominations of AMPA members submitted by the membership in writing to the AMPA office by August 14, 2015. Please help us recognize that physician who comes to mind when you think of an air medical innovator, leader, mentor, and hero. We want to hear from you.

Board of Trustees Nominations Now Open – Deadline July 24, 2015

Offices open to 2015 Election are:

Three Board Member-at-Large Two-year term

One International Board Member-at-Large Two-year term

Any MD/DO Active member of AMPA who can demonstrate active involvement in air medical transport may make a nomination for themselves or another Active AMPA member for the offices open to election for the fall of 2015. The following must be submitted to the AMPA office no later than July 24, 2015.

Medical Director Core Curriculum

The Medical Director Core Curriculum is offered as a preconference to the annual Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC). The AMPA Board of Trustees determined at the April 2003 Board meeting that offering a core curriculum process is relevant to the success of physicians managing critical care air and ground medical transport teams. The Core Curriculum is offered in three parts, which do not need to be taken consecutively, and covers topics in Principles and Direction of Air Medical Transport, a publication of AMPA. The sessions will be of interest to physicians just starting as medical directors, as well as those who are experienced. The preconference also offers an opportunity for physicians to network and presents a forum for interactive discussion.

The AMPA Medical Director Core Curriculum recognized and recommended by CAMTS as background training for a Medical Director of a critical care transport program that is applying for accreditation or undergoing reaccredidation.

Participant List

As of of November 2014, 124 Physicians have complete the three-part series. A list of participants is available in our downloads area.




The Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA) is committed to safe, efficacious, critical care transportation by promoting quality medical direction, research, education, leadership and collaboration. Although AMPA does not endorse products or services, we do welcome and encourage all efforts that promote and facilitate research that results in the safest and most appropriate possible environment for air and ground medical transport. Our focus is to provide the best quality of care for patients requiring critical care transport. Note: This quote must be represented in its entirety. It cannot be abbreviated, changed or taken out of context.


AMPA supports MedEvac Foundation International with a financial donation and encourages our members to do the same


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