Student Education Committee

Updated August, 2014

The Student Education Committee serves to provide medical and other health students with educational opportunities within the realm of wilderness medicine. The committee maintains an up-to-date list of available medical clerkships/rotations, courses and other resources that can enrich your wilderness medicine knowledge base. Please do not hesitate to contact the committee with questions regarding educational opportunities.

Michael Codini (Chair)
George Washington, Class of 2015
michael.codini@gmail.com

Geoffrey Comp (Vice-Chair)
gcomp@kcumb.edu

Christopher Bazzoli
The Ohio State University | Class of 2014
christopher.bazzoli@osumc.edu


Wilderness Medicine Electives (for Medical Students & Residents)

Medical Students

Wilderness Medical Society & Academy of Wilderness Medicine Student Elective

February 2 - 28, 2014: Designed for 3rd and 4th year medical students, residents, and allied health profession students from accredited schools, this elective provides four weeks of instruction including:

• Small group discussions of wilderness scenarios
• Formal lectures of Wilderness Medicine principles and specific topics by leaders in the field
• Field and hands-on instruction in survival and pre-hospital patient assessment and evacuation
• Supervised five-day field-practicum incorporating medical assessment, treatment, evacuation, survival and improvisational techniques.
• 48 hour Wilderness First Responder Course
• Eligibility to sit for the Wilderness First Responder National Registry Examination (as applicable in home state)
• All this and more in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park of Tennessee!

Website: elective.asp AND wmselective.org/Welcome.html
Contact: Course Directors, Liz Edelstein MD (
elisabeth.edelstein@jefferson.edu) or Tom Kessler MD (tkphs@yahoo.com

 

The following are a list of programs that offer wilderness medicine activities.  The WMS does not sponsor any of the below.  Please visit thier website for more information.

 

Alabama Outward Bound School

Websites: alabamaoutwardboundschool.orglongleafmedical.com/medical-electives.html

Big Sky Resort, Montana

 

                Contact:  Course Directors, Dr. Jeff Daniels (jdaniels@docsky.us) and Dr. Jesse Coil        (jessecoil23@gmail.com)


                Website:  docsky.us

Cornell Medical College

Website: cornellwm.org

George Washington University

Contact : Dr. Kris Lehnhardt klehnhardt@mfa.gwu.edu

Johns Hopkins University

Website: hopkinsmedicine.org/emergencymedicine/residency/wilderness_medicine.html

Medcor at Yellowstone National Park

Elective Director: Luanne Freer, MD lfreer@medcor.com

NOLS Medical Student Elective - Medicine in the Wild

Website: nols.edu/wmi/courses/medicineinthewild.shtml

Outworld Medical and Rescue

Website:  outworldrescue.com/index.html

Southern Nevada Wilderness Medical Society- Wilderness Medicine Course
"Survivor Las Vegas"

Website: snwms.com

UCSF Fresno

Website:  http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/undergrad/contact.htm

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Website: umassmed.edu/wildmedintro.aspx?linkidentifier=id&itemid=36414

University of New Mexico - Wilderness Medicine Elective

Website: hsc.unm.edu/emermed/W_Med/Wilderness_med_72009.shtml

University of South Carolina- Wilderness Medicine Elective

Website: scwildernessmed.com

University of Utah - Wilderness Medicine Elective

Website: awlsmedstudents.org/studentelective.html

University of Virginia - Wilderness Medicine Elective

Website: medicine.virginia.edu/clinical/departments/emergency-medicine/medtox/education/wilderness

Wilderness Medical Associates – Canada

Website: wildmed.ca/wilderness-medical-courses/medical-professionals/wilderness-medical-elective.php

Residents (adapted from ACEP)

Big Sky Resort, Montana

Website: docsky.us

Grand Canyon Clinic

Website: www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm

Jackson, WY Emergency/Wilderness Medicine Elective

Website:  tetonhospital.org   wildernessdoc.com

Stanford University

Contact: Kelly Murphy, MD

UCSF Fresno

Website: www.fresno.ucsf.edu/em/parkmedic/faculty.html

University of Virginia - Wilderness Medicine Elective

Website: medicine.virginia.edu/clinical/departments/emergency-medicine/medtox/education/wilderness 

Residencies (with a Wilderness Medicine Track)

Central Maine Medical Center- Family Practice

Website: cmmcfmrp.org/wimp.html

Montana Family Medicine Residency

Website: mfmr.org/

Races

MedWARs, Medical Wilderness Adventure Race!

Website:  medwar.org/

RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts Series

Website: 4deserts.com

Past Electives

Uganda Social Medicine Course

Contact: social.medicine@yahoo.com.

University of Nebraska School of Medicine & Belize Institute for Tropical & Wilderness Medicine & GMRS Ltd

Website: gmrsltd.com/2008WildernessExpeditionMedicine2.htm

Wilderness Medicine in Alaska

Websites: denali.orgadirondoc.com