In an article for HuffingtonPostBrian Secemsky, MD, says physicians should be trained on how to effectively respond to medical emergencies on commercial flights.

“Medical schools and residency programs should train medical students and new physicians how to confidently handle an emergency while aboard a commercial flight,” Secemsky writes.

From the article:

Clinical physicians completing their residencies should be formally trained in commercial airline emergency medicine. This should involve real-time emergency simulations and repeated certification of the handling of basic medical equipment.

For the sake of future generations of physicians, let’s do our due diligence as a profession and incorporate structured training in commercial airline emergency medicine to medical education.