The Compass

The Compass section of the Wilderness Medicine Magazine focuses on articles authored by and tailored toward medical trainees. From nursing students and pharmacy residents, to EMT students, physician fellows, and more, The Compass is a place for learners to find and share information and experiences and to learn about the unique educational opportunities available to those in training.


Appendicitis in Austere Environments

Lindsay Davis, DO, MPHMegan Bruinius, DO
November 30, 2022


Applying to Wilderness Medicine Fellowship

Alexandra Herndon, MD Wilderness Medicine Fellow, UC Irvine, Department of Emergency Medicine
June 9, 2022

Part 2: Hearing from the Hand That Feeds - Advice from Fellowship Directors and Current and Past Fellows


Ask the Experts

Veronica Coppersmith, DO, FAWMTeal Harbin, Wilderness Paramedic
August 13, 2021

How to Give a Stellar Wilderness Medicine Presentation


Virtual Journal Club

Justin Gardner, DO
May 27, 2021

Collaboration During COVID-19 Through a Wilderness Medicine Journal Club


Emergency Preparedness Kits

Jaimie Seawell, D.O., Internal Medicine Resident, PGY-2
February 5, 2021

The "go bag" that could help save lives in an emergency on the road


A Month in the Woods

Jaimie Seawell, DO
August 7, 2019

One participant recalls her experience with the WMS Student Elective in Virginia