Optional Enrichment Electives

Wilderness Medicine and Recreational Emergencies

This elective teaches first and second year students to identify and manage common injuries and illnesses in wilderness and recreational settings. The principles and practice of wilderness medicine will be presented through a combination of classroom-based didactic sessions and outdoors-based simulated medical scenarios. Participants learn to provide care as a team, and experiential learning will be stressed throughout.

The course is led by 4th-year students, with additional instruction by UMMS ED residents and attendings. Those who take the course will have the opportunity to create a longitudinal experience in wilderness medicine during their 4th year by teaching the course themselves and/or enrolling in the wilderness medicine elective, for which they will receive preferential placement.

For further information, please contact:

johnpaul.craford@umassmed.edu