Medicine in the Wild

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Medicine in the Wild

Challenge yourself with this specialized elective for 3rd and 4th year medical students. Offered in conjunction with the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR) since 2006, Medicine in the Wild provides you an unparalleled opportunity to gain proficiency in wilderness medicine, leadership, wilderness travel, teaching techniques, and environmental health policy.

No other medical school elective offers this breadth of curriculum on a true extended wilderness expedition. The elective includes a one week classroom section and a three week wilderness expedition in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness.



2019 Dates

April 7 – May 2, 2019
Tucson, AZ

Tuition: $4,950
Details: NOLS Wilderness Medicine
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26 days
Minimum Age
23 yrs.

Wilderness First Responder

Tucson, AZ
Fly in/out
Tucson, AZ
Skills learned


Wilderness Medicine

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Prerequisites: This course is for 3rd and 4th year medical students.

Continuing Education: EMTs, you can earn 48 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) from the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). More info...

If you're an active member of the Wilderness Medicine Society, you can earn up to 50.5 hours of credit towards a Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) with this course. Check with the Wilderness Medical Society for your personal credit details. More info...

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