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Medical Professionals

CME- Norsara, Costa Rica

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 8 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.

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Located in the heart of the “Blue Zone” of the Nicoya Peninsula, Nosara is a tranquil coastal town with a variety of health activities around every corner, from juice bars, spas, and yoga studios to boutique shops and delicious international healthy food restaurants. It is  a tropical heaven of mangroves, lush vegetation, and abundant wildlife. The pristine and undeveloped coastline creates a beautiful backdrop for the amazing sunsets. Our home for the week is located on Playa Guiones, known for its consistent and friendly surfing conditions, 365 days a year. Silky white sand and warm crystalline waters make this a perfect surfing location for novices and advanced surfers alike. No large resorts, no high-rise buildings… just peace. Between the warm waters, the coastal temperatures, and the sounds of nature, this place is incredibly relaxing and a perfect opportunity to spend a week focusing on restoring balance and rejuvenating your body, mind, and soul. Expect yoga, surf, meditation, breathwork, swimming, hiking, and nutritious foods.

Retreat Highlights:

  • Relax at a private yoga oasis in the jungle, just steps from the beach
  • Expand your yoga practice with world class instructors and a variety of yoga classes
  • Learn to surf or improve your surfing skills on one of the best surf breaks in the world
  • Learn key tips for paddling, swimming & ocean safety
  • Enjoy daily sunrise yoga and meditation
  • Savor nutritious breakfasts and lunches
  • Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Costa Rica: waterfalls, tropical forests, crystal-clear, warm waters

Included in the cost:

  • 6 nights lodging (based on double occupancy)
  • Transportation from Liberia Airport to Nosara
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Private surf club access
  • MedTreks private group surf lesson
  • Wilderness Medicine Workshops
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Welcome Dinner


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 24.5 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.

March 19, 2023 - March 25, 2023


March 19, 2023
March 25, 2023
Course Category:


MedTreks International


Course Location Type


Norsara, Costa Rica + Google Map
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