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.
Course cost: $650.00
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The course will be held at Krislund Camp & Conference Center in Madisonburg, PA.
Onsite lodging is available for this program. Lodging for the necessary time of the course is $150 for the weekend.
Lodging on site is bunkroom style. Those wishing to stay with us will need to bring a sleeping bag or bedding.
Hotels: There are several hotels near State College within a 15-20 minute drive from the training site. Average cost per night is $100.00.
There are many great restaurants in the State College & Lock Haven areas, both local and chain. There are also multiple grocery stores within a 20 minute drive from the training area.
Lunch, water & coffee will be provided as part of the course tuition.
State College University Park Airport is the local airport. There are multiple rental car dealers at the or near airport, Enterprise, Hertz, Etc. Most hotels offer airport shuttle service.
Arrival: If flying or driving from outside of the local area please plan to arrive by the Thursday prior to the course.
Departure: Class will dismiss at 1700 on Sunday. We encourage those wishing to fly that flight arrangements be made to depart the Monday after class.
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 21.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CME, as well as Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship credit. To confirm that these credits apply 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.