Loading Courses
Medical Professionals

Wilderness Medicine CME- Galapagos Private Yacht Cruise

Course Description:

WLS:MP is designed for medical professionals of all levels (MD, EMT, PA, NP, RN, etc) that have an interest in expanding their knowledge of wilderness medicine pathology and enhancing their practical skills in a wilderness environment. WLS:MP courses are designed for all types of outdoor enthusiasts, from the casual day hike to the extended expedition. 

Our hybrid format covers materials otherwise taught in lecture format, using an innovative learning platform designed to learn along with the user. Instead of reading powerpoint slides, students will engage in online modules that give feedback, test understanding, and increase long term retention. As a result, students will arrive to the in person portion of the class better prepared, allowing for focus on the application of the material covered.

During this online and in-person course, students will learn the latest wilderness medicine skills for patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evacuation. Our expert instructors employ a wide scope of teaching methods, balancing online didactic lectures with practical, hands-on skills and scenarios. Emphasis is placed not just on the materials learned, but the critical decision making skills surrounding effective backcountry medical management.

Upon course completion, students will earn the WLS:MP certification, valid four years, and be eligible for up to 24.25 hours of  Category 1 CME and Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship (FAWM) credit.

Not a medical professional but still interested in the trip? MedTreks is also offering a WFA class on this trip. Click here to learn more.


This WLS:MP course/adventure with Med Treks International on a private chartered yacht trip of a lifetime, exploring the spectacular archipelago of the Galapagos. With our wonderful local, professional guides, we will get a chance to witness the unique flora and fauna that make the Galapagos Islands, a naturalist’s paradise.


  • Seven night cruise: exploring 9 different Galapagos islands. Show up in Ecuador, we take care of the rest for you!
  • Private Chartered Yacht: Avoid the crowds, sail through the archipelago in the company of new friends! Our 16 person private yacht is a perfect opportunity to have an up close experience with the island life.
  • Fun, Expert Led CME: Learn from world-class faculty, on topics of Wilderness Medicine taught in the evenings over Happy Hour. Allowing you to fully enjoy the days activities.
  • Galapagos Exploration: Discover the unique flora and fauna, guided by local, friendly experts who know the islands inside and out.
  • Small Groups: Benefit from personalized attention and camaraderie in a boutique setting, ideal for networking and in-depth learning.
  • Gourmet Food: Savor delicious meals prepared fresh and locally sourced by an onboard chef, including options that cater to dietary restrictions and preferences.
  • Wellness & Adventure Focus: While there is plenty of time to rest and lounge on the yacht, this trip also includes options for sunrise yoga and hiking throughout the islands.
  • Water Activities: Make the most of the aquatic paradise with optional snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle-boarding! All gear is provided.


The materials below above are covered via online and in person didactic lecture, small group discussion, practical skills sessions, and live scenarios. Each topic will describe pathology, treatment, prevention, and provide evacuation guidelines necessary for high quality patient care. This curriculum is continually reviewed for best practice and the most up to date guidelines.

The WLS:MP curriculum consists of:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Trauma
  • Medical Problems
  • Infectious Disease
  • Head, Ear, Eye, Nose, Throat, Skin
  • Animal & Insect Bites
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Wound management
  • Water treatment
  • Hyperthermia
  • Hypothermia & frostbite
  • Medical kits
  • Lightning
  • Altitude Illness: AMS/HAPE/HACE
  • Dive Medicine


CME Credit:

Along with the WLSL:MP certification, students are able to earn up to 24.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CME, as well as Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship credit. To confirm that these credits are applicable to your specific medical designation, inquire with your governing body. Please note that the CME credit hours differ for traditional in-person courses and hybrid courses.

December 4 - December 11


December 4
December 11
Course Category:


MedTreks International


Course Location Type


Ecuador + Google Map
This Course is Offered Through a 3rd Party
Register Here