Wilderness Medicine Interest Group

Interest:
Academic

The Wilderness Medicine Interest Group is designed to be a forum to discuss and participate in medical care in low-resource environments.

We have informal meetings to discuss real scenarios of medical emergencies in the backcountry and the proper steps to limit negative outcomes. In addition, we have bi-annual events where students work with residents and faculty in Emergency Medicine to practice skills needed in backcountry evacuation and stabilization. We are a community where students can meet other like-minded people to use these skills in the wilderness as part of organized events like MedWAR and weekend backpacking trips.