Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals

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!



2019 Dates

June 12 – June 16, 2019
Jawbone Flats, OR

Tuition: $1,100
Details: Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center

June 17 – June 21, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $750 to $875
Details: Landmark Learning

Aug. 5 – Aug. 9, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $750 to $875
Details: Landmark Learning

Aug. 19 – Aug. 23, 2019
San Francisco, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Ready SF

Aug. 21 – Aug. 25, 2019
Golden, CO

Tuition: $715
Details: Responder Alliance

Oct. 8 – Oct. 12, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: TBA
Details: University of Utah

Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $750 to $875
Details: Landmark Learning

Nov. 2 – Nov. 6, 2019
Sun Valley, ID

Tuition: $745
Details: Idaho Rescue Training

Nov. 4 – Nov. 8, 2019
Bend, OR

Tuition: $725
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

2020 Dates

Jan. 27 – Jan. 31, 2020
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: Landmark Learning


All course information at a glance


$715 to $1,100
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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

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


Continuing Education (More info)
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).


Physicians, you 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.


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.

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