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 2 day 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 24.5 hours of Category 1 CME and Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship (FAWM) credit.
For more information and a course guide, click here.
Moab has cemented itself as a staple to the outdoor community. Whether interested in the biking, climbing, rafting, canyoneering, backpacking, sky diving, skiing, or hiking, Moab offers something for everyone. Home to two National Parks, Arches and Canyonlands, multiple state parks, the Colorado and Green rivers, and miles of uninterrupted red rocks, there is no better place for the outdoor enthusiast to travel. If interested in history, visit the multitude of dinosaur tracks or explore Indigenous remains from the Ute, Navajo, Paiute, and Hopi tribes. Whatever the adventure, Moab is the place to visit.
The course will be held at the Moab Valley Inn, and a room block has been set up for discounted rates. Please contact the hotel directly and inform them you are attending the WLS:MP course hosted by AdventureMed to take advantage of this discount before it fills up!
Alternatively, there are many hotels and camping options around the area.
If flying in, there are several airport options:
Canyonlands Regional Airport, in Moab UT
Please know this is a small airport with limited flights and rental car options
Salt Lake City, UT
After arriving in Salt Lake City, it is a 3-4 hour drive east to Moab
After arriving in Grand Junction, it is a 1.5-2 hour drive west to Moab
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:
Along with the WLSL:MP certification, students are able to earn up to 24.5 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.