Medical Director Core Curriculum II

Core Curriculum II is currently being planned for Fall 2024 in conjunction with AMTC '24 in Salt Lake City, UT

This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and AMPA. 

This conference is designed to provide the second of a 3-part core curriculum process that is relevant to the success of physicians managing critical care air and ground transport teams.  Topics are selected from Principles & Direction of Air Medical Transport, 2nd Edition. 


7:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast/On-Site Registration/Welcome 
8:00 a.m.  - Quality Management: Crew Education, Skills Maintenance, Evaluation
9:00 a.m. - Financial Considerations: Medical Director’s Role in Reimbursement and Denial Management  
10:0M-10:15 a.m. – BREAK   
10:15 a.m.  - Flight Physician Roles and Models 
11:00 a.m. - Medical Director Liability Issues And Coverage Needs 
12:00 p.m. - LUNCH
12:45 p.m - Role of the Medical Director in Public Relations, Politics, and Public Education 
1:30 p.m. -Involvement of the Medical Director in Employment/HR Issues 
2:15 p.m. -PIAP/AMRM 
3:00 – 3:15 p.m.   - BREAK   
3:15 p.m. -Education of Referring Physicians 
4:00 p.m. -Airway and Ventilation Management 
5:00 p.m.  Adjourned 

Educational Objectives:

At the completion of this conference participants will be able to: 

  • Discuss financial considerations including reimbursement and denial issues important to medical transport that the medical director needs to know.
  • Relate medical director liability issues pertinent to medical transport.
  • Discuss what the referring physician needs to know regarding appropriate transport and transfer of a patient.
  • Compare various airway management techniques and the benefit of each to enhance patient care.
  • Discuss what factors need to be addressed when training highly effective transport teams.
  • Compare different flight physician models and roles.
  • Define PAIP and AMRM and how they are important to the medical director.
  • Discuss the medical director’s involvement in HR issues including employment.
  • Define the role of the medical director in public relations, public education, and politics.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Statement for the AMPA Medical Director Core Curriculum: Part II


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and AMPA. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team

Physician Credit

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies relevant financial relationships with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are mitigated by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.