Steven Lasser, M.D. has recently received his certification from the FAA to perform aviation medical exams.An Aviation Medical Examiner (AME), in the United States and other countries, is a physician designated by the local aviation authority to perform physical examinations and issue aviation medical certificates.Physicians apply through their regional flight surgeon's office. If selected and authorized, they are trained through a national process.AMEs are required to complete the Medical Certification Standards and Procedures Training (MCSPT) and the Clinical Aerospace Physiology Review for AMEs (CAPAME) prior to attending a Basic AME Seminar.
Aviation Medical Examiners are a key element in the medical certification process, ensuring that airmen meet the medical standards prescribed in the Federal Aviation Regulations, and are medically fit to perform safety-related duties. AMEs play a vital role in the FAA Office of Aerospace Medicine's goal to promote aviation safety through excellence in aeromedical certification of airmen.