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View introductory videos from our Board Members:

Tony Islas, Past President Colin Grissom, Past President Jay Lemery, Past President
Chris McStay Loren Greenway, CEO  
Professional Publications
  • Wilderness & Environmental Medicine – A peer-reviewed medical journal published quarterly ("Friend" and "Student" membership levels do not include a subscription to the journal).
  • WMS Practice Guidelines for Wilderness Emergency Care – A book that provides the consensus of WMS experts about the best methods for handling wilderness related trauma, illnesses, or environmental injuries.
Continuing Education

The Society has a long standing commitment to education and research. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and sponsors accredited continuing education conferences, combining exceptional education presentations with a variety of hands-on workshops. The conferences always feature a faculty of world renowned experts. Each year the Society awards research grants, advancing academic careers and expanding the knowledge and understanding of wilderness medical issues; the results of the research projects are a feature of the Annual Meeting.

Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine

WMS members can join the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. By submitting completed "hours" of approved activities, as well as for "life experience", members are awarded credits associated with core and elective topics. Upon receiving sufficient credits (100), members are awarded the coveted distinction of becoming a “Fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine”. Those members who achieve Fellowship are recognized during convocation at our Annual Meeting. This member benefit codifies a body of knowledge and experience that supports the designation of "FAWM".

Member Libraries

Members have access to a growing library consisting of the Educational Presentation Series - a peer-reviewed collection of PowerPoint lectures on a wide range of topics; Online Lectures - streaming video of lectures presented at WMS conferences that can be viewed for CME and/or FAWM credit; and most recently, a collection of Literature Reviews - compiled summaries of literature from over 20 years of research presented in the WMS Journal.

Opportunities to Serve

The Wilderness Medical Society and it’s members are recognized leaders in setting the standards of medicine practice in austere environments. WMS has a committee structure to utilize the talents and experience of its members. Members have opportunities to serve on committees and engage in community outreach, and enjoy networking and fellowship with kindred spirits and other practitioners and researchers in wilderness medicine. Additionally, WMS members can submit proposals to present at our conferences.


Members can register for WMS conferences at a discounted rate as well as receive discounted prices in our Online store. Our store carries the most requested and well-respected books on such topics as wilderness medicine, dive medicine, travel medicine, and first aid. We also stock WMS logo t-shirts, fleece jackets and carry-on luggage.


There are many categories of membership in the Wilderness Medical Society. Annual dues range from $195 for "Doctoral" members to $55 for "Friend of the WMS".

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