Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals

Credit: Lena Conlan

Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals

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!



2018 Dates

June 11 – June 15, 2018
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $725 to $850
Details: Landmark Learning

June 13 – June 17, 2018
Jawbone Flats, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center
Full, Waitlist Available details

Aug. 6 – Aug. 10, 2018
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $725 to $850
Details: Landmark Learning

Aug. 20 – Aug. 24, 2018
San Francisco, CA

Tuition: $725
Details: Ready SF

Aug. 22 – Aug. 26, 2018
Golden, CO

Tuition: $695
Details: Ground Support International
Full, Waitlist Available details

Oct. 9 – Oct. 13, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: TBA
Details: University of Utah

Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, 2018
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $725 to $850
Details: Landmark Learning

Nov. 5 – Nov. 9, 2018
Terlingua, TX

Tuition: TBA
Details: Far Flung Outdoor Center


All course information at a glance


$695 to $850
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48 hours

Minimum Age

18 yrs.

Academic Credit

4 College Credits
  • 4 Semester
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Epinephrine Auto-injector

This Course Will Upgrade an EMT to a WEMT

Wilderness First Responder


Course Outline



Fly in/out


Skills learned

Wilderness Medicine

Additional Details

Prerequisites: This course is designed for EMTs, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, other medical professionals and medical students. You must be 18 years old to attend this course.

Continuing Education:

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

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

Recertification Prerequisites:

Ready to recertify? Or are you using this course to recertify another course? Be sure to check out our recertification policies to make sure you're eligible to refresh your certification. 

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. More info...

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