Wilderness Medicine Club
Welcome to the Wilderness Medicine Club page!
Wilderness medicine topics include expedition and disaster medicine, dive medicine, search and rescue, altitude illness, cold- and heat-related illness, wilderness trauma, and wild animal attacks. WMS explores health risks and safety issues in extreme situations such as mountains, jungles, deserts, caves, marine environments, and space. (From wms.org)
Our enthusiasm for wilderness medicine stems from a love of the outdoors, and an interest in understanding how to approach injuries in the backcountry. If you enjoy frolicing in the mountains, and would like to learn more about treating injuries outside of the hospital setting, this is the club for you.
This year we hope to offer a variety of wilderness medicine experiences. Some of our potential events include talks from emergency medicine physicians, hands on practice of simple backcountry first aid, and hikes in the mountains. Dates of events will be posted here when more information is available.
- Breanne and Liz