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Wilderness Medicine CME- Leavenworth, WA

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.

During this  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 21.25 hours of Category 1 CME and Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship (FAWM) credit.


Leavenworth is a Bavarian-styled village in the Cascade Mountains, in central Washington State. Alpine-style buildings with restaurants serving German beer and food line Front Street. On the Wenatchee River, Waterfront Park is a habitat for ospreys and eagles. The village is a gateway to nearby ski areas and wineries.


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

For more information and course guide, click here!

CME Credit:

Along with the WLSL:MP certification, students are able to earn up to 21.25 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.

Your Instructors:

Ian Wedmore, MD

Dr. Wedmore is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American Collegeof Emergency Physicians, The Royal Irish College of Sports and Exercise Medicine and a National Fellow of the Explorers Club. He also holds the Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM), as well as the International Diploma of Mountain Medicine. He is an Associate Professor at USUHS and an Assistant Professor at Medical College of Georgia. He is the Course Director of The International Diploma of Mountain Medicine program run in support of USUHS. He is an executive board member of the Wilderness Medical Society. He started climbing at age 14, and has completed rock, ice, alpine and high altitude climbs throughout the world. He teaches wilderness medicine internationally, is a peer reviewer for four medical journals, and has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles or book chapters. His medical interests also include: Altitude medicine, Austere medicine, Military Medicine and Tactical Combat Casualty care.

Coreen Kreutzer, NP

Cory is a Nurse Practitioner currently practicing in Urgent Care. She was an RN for 23 years prior to becoming an NP. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She recently graduated with a Master’s in Nursing for Family Nurse practitioner. Her focus has been in critical care, ICU, and PACU.

She is a native Coloradan with a background in wilderness medicine. Cory is an avid runner, rock climber, and skier. She has recently completed training on the Medical Training in Austere Conditions as a Dive Rescuer. Cory has served as medical staff for the Hard Rock 100 Ultra Marathon race. She started teaching Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) in 2008 while living in New Zealand and currently runs her own company teaching AWLS, BWLS, and WFR to civilians and military/government sectors. She has been teaching AWLS for the last 15 years around the country and also in Canada. She obtained a Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) in 2016 and the FAWM (Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine in 2021. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Wilderness Medical Society.

June 2 - June 4


June 2
June 4
$495.00 – $750.00
Course Category:


AdventureMed HQ


Course Location Type


Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort
7375 Icicle Rd
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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(509) 548-6344


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