DIPLOMA in DIVING and MARINE MEDICINE

NOTE: The WMS Diploma in Diving and Marine Medicine program is currently being reviewed and a new curriculum is under consideration. Consequently, enrollment is not currently open for this program. Please return soon for more information.

The Diploma in Dive and Marine Medicine is a continuing medical educational program for doctors, mid-level providers, nurses, and medics who work in or aspire to work in the marine environment. The required coursework is an ideal blend of didactic and practical education in marine science, the art of sailing, dive and hyperbaric medicine, along with the skills required to make one proficient in this challenging and exciting world of water.

Your knowledge and skill in the three domains that encompass marine science will be verified by passing of a series of written tests and skill performance examinations under the direct supervision of content experts.

  • THE PROGRAM
  • LEARNING MODEL
  • TOPICS
  • ENROLLMENT COSTS
  • Participant Area

Receive your Diploma:

  • join the WMS for 5 years at a professional level.
  • submit enrollment application.
  • obtain a Master Diver Certificate from NAUI, PADI, SDI or SSI.
  • qualify to take the United States Coast Guard Captain’s License exam.
  • obtain a Certificate of Completion from a UHMS 40-hour course.
  • attend WMS MedSail.
  • attend at least one of any WMS annual summer, winter or specialty conferences.
  • pass online exams, skills examinations and oral interviews.
  • complete a capstone project.

 

For questions or more information please contact:

Alicia Kothmann
Conference and Education Director - Wilderness Medical Society
akothmann@wms.org

THE DiDMM

The DiDMM program is largely self-guided and should be completed within a two year timeframe.

Is intended as continuing medical educational program for doctors, mid-level providers, nurses, and medics who work in or aspire to work in the marine environment.

The required coursework is an ideal blend of didactic and practical education in marine science, the art of sailing, dive and hyperbaric medicine, along with the skills required to make one proficient in this challenging and exciting world of water.

 

This skill set crosses a multitude of disciplines including dive trip planning, in-water rescue, Coast Guard operation, sailing and power boating.