Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals


48 hours


18+ yrs


$725 to $920

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Learn to improvise equipment, deal with challenging environments, and make difficult decisions with confidence on your Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals course.

You'll learn to apply your urban emergency care knowledge to the wilderness through case studies and practical scenarios with mock patients. Our seasoned instructors will guide you through five days of intense, hands-on learning to make sure you are prepared in the wilderness.

You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!

This course is for EMTs, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, PAs, or other medical professionals.

Course Policies
Please review our policies including cancellation policies, attendance requirements, minimum age requirements, and more.

Additional Details

Continuing Education (Learn More)
This course is pre-approved for 48 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

Physicians may earn 43 hours of continuing education through joint providership with the Wilderness Medical Society for participation in this course.

If you're an active member of the Wilderness Medical Society, you may earn up to 35.75 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.

Academic Credit (Learn more)
This course is approved for 4 college credits through the University of Utah and 1 college credit through Western State Colorado University.

Course Dates

8 courses

Sausalito, CA
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Aug 24, 2020 –
Aug 28, 2020


Jawbone Flats, OR
Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center

Sep 23, 2020 –
Sep 27, 2020


Cullowhee, NC
Landmark Learning

Oct 26, 2020 –
Oct 30, 2020

$795 to $920

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Talkeetna, AK
Alaska Avalanche School

Nov 7, 2020 –
Nov 11, 2020


Hailey, ID
Idaho Rescue Training

Nov 8, 2020 –
Nov 12, 2020


Bend, OR
Bend Park & Recreation District

Nov 9, 2020 –
Nov 13, 2020


Cullowhee, NC
Landmark Learning

Feb 8, 2021 –
Feb 12, 2021

$795 to $920

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