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Medicine in the Wild


Apr 11 - May 6, 2021

Tucson, AZ

NOLS Wilderness Medicine

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26 days


16+ yrs

Ways to Enroll

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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.

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

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

Tuition Options

$5075 - Tuition with Meals and Lodging

Continuing Education & Academic Credit

48 hours EMT CEUs

50.5 hours WMS FAWM credit

5 credits Western State Colorado University ($550)

CPR Included



Epinephrine Auto-injector

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician

Wilderness First Responder


Deposit required: $500

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).

If you're an active member of the Wilderness Medical Society, you may 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.

Academic Credit (Learn more)
This course is approved for 5 college credits through Western Colorado University.


Customer Service

Registration and all customer service for this course is handled by NOLS Wilderness Medicine.