The Otago Master of Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport degree (MAeroRT) is part of an internationally accredited programme that enables part-time registered medical practitioners to develop competencies for professional aeromedical retrieval and transport practice at a registered or board certified specialist level in any country in the world.
The master's degree extends the existing Postgraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGDipAeroRT), and students will normally have completed the Diploma prior to being accepted into the master's papers. The programme builds on the fundamental principles and clinical practice leading to management and research evaluation of aeromedical retrieval and transport, and safe clinical care in the air.
The Otago Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport programme attracts international students from around the world, in particular because it is closely aligned to advanced professional training intended to promote the specialty in a wide range of countries. This master's degree will allow specialty registered or board certified medical practitioners on graduation to provide consultant-level advice as a medical director of air ambulance services or as an ICU/Anaesthetics/ED/ Neonatal ICU consultant responsible for urgent care involving air transport.