2023 Virginia Student/Resident Elective

WAEL Lodge

Four-week WMS Student/Resident Elective

Designed for third and fourth year medical students, residents, 2nd year PA students and senior nursing students who are enrolled in a program at an accredited or internationally recognized allopathic or osteopathic medical school, PA or nursing school or residency program in the US and abroad.  Students must be proficient in English in order to qualify for consideration (see below). 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
• Instruction in survival and pre-hospital patient assessment and evacuation
• Wilderness Emergency Medical Responder Course

Two-week WMS Advanced Resident Elective

The WMS Advanced Resident Elective is designed for residents with a passion for wilderness medicine and is appropriate for residents with prior wilderness medicine experience including prior participation in student wilderness medicine electives, WFR courses, AWLS courses or other structured wilderness medicine activities. Residents should have wilderness travel experience including backpacking and be comfortable leading others into the backcountry. The four-week elective experience is more appropriate for those residents new to the field of wilderness medicine.

The goal of the two-week WMS Advanced Resident Elective is to develop physician leaders and educators in the field of wilderness medicine.  Residents will also be able to work towards their Fellowships in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) and practice in-hospital care of wilderness emergencies with high fidelity simulation. Residents will also develop educational skills by designing and carrying out scenarios for medical students participating in the concurrent WMS Student Elective. Residents from all specialties are welcome!

This 2 week elective includes:

• Small group discussions of wilderness scenarios
• Formal lectures of Wilderness Medicine principles and specific topics by leaders in the field
• Instruction in survival and pre-hospital patient assessment and in hospital care
 

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When
2/5/2023 - 2/28/2023
Where
11176 Peaceful Valley Rd. New Castle, VA 24127 UNITED STATES
Sign in or create an account to register Last day to register is 2/3/2023