The medical handbook part of this document is not a text on aviation medicine, it is merely an introduction to the subject and covers the basic facts that you must have to understand the medical problems associated with flight.It will help you deal with many of the questions you may be asked and hopefully will encourage you to further study the subject.Interested physicians apply to the CAM office in their region and are interviewed by the RAMO prior to appointment.If accepted as a designated CAME, they must await the receipt of the official letter of appointment before performing any aviation medical examinations.More detailed information on the subject of aviation medicine can be obtained from the following books: Civil Aviation Medicine Branch has developed an Internet website which will be used more and more for the dissemination of information between the Branch and CAMEs.Those of you who have Internet access are welcome to browse the website and submit your comments.The letter of appointment will be sent together with a full CAME authority package, including this Handbook, a CAME numbered stamp and a wall certificate.All CAMEs who are newly appointed will be required to attend a training seminar at the earliest opportunity, and then no less than once every four years.
There are currently four Regional offices across Canada located in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver.
The types, the required medical categories and the validity periods of the licences are shown in the Medical Examination Requirements Table.
(Figure 2) CAMEs are appointed on the basis of need, by the RAMO or AMO on behalf of the Minister of Transport.
CAM Headquarters is located in the Transport Canada Building, 330 Sparks Street, Tower "C", Place de Ville, Ottawa, K1A 0N8.
The mandate of CAM is to provide medical advice and assistance in setting out physical standards for Civil Aviation personnel; to advise in all problems connected with the health of travellers by air.