The Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA) is a non-profit, professional association founded in 1992 by physicians involved in critical care air and ground transport.  The association is comprised of national and international physicians and other professionals involved in critical care rotor wing, fixed wing, and ground medical transport.  AMPA is governed by a Board of Trustees with direct membership involvement.

  • AMPA presents the annual Medical Director Core Curriculum and the AMPA Forum.
  • AMPA co-sponsors the annual Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference (CCTMC) and the annual Air Medical Transport  Conference (AMTC)
  • AMPA developed and publishes Principles & Direction of Air Medical Transport, 2nd Edition
  • AMPA awards an annual Research Seed Grant of $2,000 to foster research residents, and medical fellows to enter the research field.among medical students, physician
  • AMPA develops and maintains the Ground and Air Medical qUality in Transport (GAMUT) database to collect transport quality metrics and benchmark improved practice for the benefit of all patients.


All membership levels receive the following:

  • Subscription to the Air Medical Journal
  • Listing in the AMPA Membership Directory
  • Association Newsletter
  • Discounted registrations to annual fall Air Medical Transport Conference and annual spring Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference
Membership Level Description Voting privileges Cost
Founding Member Physician – ’92 Snowbird Conference Yes $375
Active Member Physician Yes $375
INTERNATIONAL Non-North American Active Member Physician Yes $200
Affiliate Non-physician No $150
Academic* Available to Residency Programs – up to 50 residents No $350
Medical Student / Resident Documentation required No $100

What the AMPA Membership Entails

  • Subscription to the Air Medical Journal
  • Principles & Direction of Air Medical Transport, 2nd Edition (Active members receive complimentary PDF version; discount to other categories)
  • Reduced registration fees to AMPA sponsored conferences (AMTC, CCTMC)
  • Quarterly newsletter


  • Representation on the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS/CAMTSEU), the body that develops the standards for the critical care transport profession
  • Representation on the planning committees for both the AMTC and the CCTMC
  • Representation on the Air Medical Journal Associates committee, providing guidance to the editors and publishers of the Air Medical Journal
  • Representation to other professional health care associations addressing issues affecting the physician, and influencing better patient care


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.


AMPA will serve as the world’s leading physician organization dedicated to air and ground critical care transport medicine, improving quality of care and patient outcomes by:

  • Providing resources and promoting best practices for medical direction.
  • Fostering research to ensure timely, safe, appropriate, and patient-focused critical care transport medicine.
  • Providing education, knowledge, and expertise within and outside the critical care transport medicine community.
  • Advocating for best practices regarding patient and transport personnel safety.
  • Promoting collaborative relationships, communication and professional development amongst colleagues with common interests.