Membership Benefits

We believe the wild keeps us alive. If you share that belief, we invite you to join our community of medical professionals devoted to facilitating high-quality care in the outdoors. While it's challenging to quantify the intangible benefits that you'll receive from being a WMS member, such as connections with like-minded peers and supporting scientific knowledge related to human health activities in a wilderness environment, there are many tangible benefits. Below you will find some of the key WMS benefits by membership level. Our membership model allows you to choose the membership "pack" that best meets your needs.  Click the relevant button below to receive detailed information on accessing the benefits included in your membership category. Not sure which membership type you have? Just visit your profile and you'll find it under your name.


  • Member Directory: Use the directory to connect with other members who live near you or share your specialty, or that can help you with a speaking or research opportunity.
  • Mobilize Access: This online engagement platform allows you can to tap into the knowledge of our community of 4,000+ medical professionals from across the world who are passionate about wilderness medicine.  Join the conversation by visiting today!
  • Webinars: Join us for an upcoming Fireside Chat to learn about various membership and research topics or a Book Club to discuss a popular book appealing to those with an interest in wilderness medicine. Either way, these webinars are a great way to network with other members from around the world and enhance your knowledge in a variety of topics. 
  • Member Recognition Award Eligibility: Each year the WMS recognizes individuals making significant contributions to the field and to the Society. Recipients must be active members in the WMS.
  • Conference Discounts (Winter, Summer, Specialty): Non-Member rates are typically $50 to $150 more for conferences, so membership can often pay for itself if you plan on attending at least one major event a year.
  • Committee Service Opportunities: Research, Membership, JEDI and more - if you're looking for a way to share your talents and get more involved, committees are a great place to start.
  • Job Board: Explore career opportunities with our members-only job board

Join as a Basic Member


In addition to the above benefits, Standard membership includes:

Online Access to the Wilderness & Environmental Medicine (WEM) Journal

The WEM journal is one of the most highly ranked member benefits and Standard membership includes online access to the quarterly publications. 

Discounted Online Lecture Recordings & Teaching Resources 

Save $10 on recorded lectures from past conferences and $5 on teaching resources for healthcare professionals (FKA Education Presentation Series), students, or the community. Discounts will be automatically applied at checkout. 


Partner & Pro Deal Discounts 

Snag deep discounts on brands such as Icebreaker Merino, Black Diamond, Mammut, Liberty, Gaia GPS, and La Sportiva, as well as various publications and other products designed to equip you for any adventure. Click here to start saving.


Research Grant Opportunities & Expertise

Apply for one of several grants to support your research efforts or reach out to any number of experts from the WMS Research Committee as a resource for refining your research idea or expanding on ways to answer your research questions.


Adventure Ed Trip Opportunities

Whether you're interested in exploring the icon canyons of Southern Utah, sailing in the BVI, hiking the AT, ice climbing in Colorado, or trekking through Nepal, there's no better way to learn and experience wilderness medicine.


Fellowship & Diploma Eligibility (FAWM, DiMM, DiDMM)

Further your career, enhance your knowledge, make friends for life, and have a whole lot of fun by pursuing one of our three certifications, which are available to Standard & Premium WMS members. 


Join as a Standard Member


In addition to the benefits listed above, Premium membership also includes:

Online & Print Access to the Wilderness & Environmental Medicine (WEM) Journal

In addition to online access, Premium members receive a printed copy of the WEM journal delivered to them each quarter.

$50K Medical Professional Liability Insurance Policy

Make sure your activities outside of the scope of your normal practice are covered (race tents, medical advisory services, etc.) through this free medical professional liability insurance policy with up to $50,000 in coverage and zero deductible. Click here to generate your certificate.

Global Rescue Medical Assistance & Travel Advisory Services
Before you depart for you next adventure, utilize these services (p4) to answer questions like where is the nearest pharmacy, what are current medical risks or security threats, what are entry/exit requirements, and more. Click here to begin utilizing this Premium member benefit. (Note: Evacuation services / trip insurance is not included in membership but can be purchased here.)

Free Teaching Resources & Lectures

Premium Members will receive unlimited free access to teaching resources for students and the community, plus one free online lecture recording for CME credit and one free teaching resource for healthcare professions. Use the code "FREE" at checkout (code will not work for other levels and can only be used with one item in the shopping cart at a time so separate transactions might be necessary). 


Join as a Premium Member