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.

Column Editor: Jaimie Seawell, DO


2024 WMS Winter Conference Recap

Kirra Paulus, MS-IVJames Whall, MD
April 4, 2024

The WMS was excited to head to Canada to host its 2024 Winter Conference in Whistler, British Columbia in March

In-Flight Labor and Delivery

Amine Sahmoud, MDKaitlin C. Payne, MD
March 17, 2024

Lessons from an obstetrics and gynecology intern’s experience delivering a stillborn 35,000 feet in the air

Planning a Student-Run WM Conference

Erin Kinney, MS4 - Oregon Health & Science UniversityEric Schnell, OMS3 - Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
November 14, 2023

The Northwest Wilderness Medicine Conference

Wilderness Medicine Research Primer

Geoffrey Comp, DO,FACEP, FAWMWalker Plash, MD, FAWM
September 15, 2023

Tips for the new researcher

Into the Wild She Goes: Part 2

Hannah Loewenberg, MD, EMT
September 8, 2023

A journey through alternative pathways in medical education

2023 Summer Conference Recap

Sierra Soghikian, MS-IIAyla Chase, JHU SON
August 29, 2023

The WMS was excited to head to Spokane, WA for this year’s Summer Conference

Into the Wild She Goes: Part 1

Hannah Loewenberg, MD, EMT
August 10, 2023

A Journey Through Alternative Pathways in Medical Education

2023 Virginia Student/Resident Elective Recaps

Molly Enenbach, DONeelou Tabatabai, DO
June 19, 2023

Learn all about the experiences of several students and residents

Appendicitis in Austere Environments

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

Being prepared to identify and possibly treat appendicitis when on a wilderness expedition could be lifesaving

Applying to Wilderness Medicine Fellowship, Part 2

Alexandra Herndon, MD
June 9, 2022

Hearing from the hand that feeds - advice from fellowship directors and current and past fellows

Applying to Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Part 1

Alexandra Herndon, MD
April 19, 2022

Overview of the ins and outs of applying

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