The Aviation Medical Examiner Role

Part of the job of the aviation medical examiner is to assist pilots with FAA medical issues. For example, often the FAA will requires additional medical information prior to making a final disposition on a pilots medical qualifications. It is the job of the aviation medical examiner to keep informed about FAA medical regulations and contacting the FAA when appropriate to assist the airmen. The AME assists the pilot by informing them what documentation is required by the FAA for different medical issues.