Wilderness Medicine Courses and Programs for Medical Students
The University of Utah School of Medicine offers one month of elective credits for wilderness medicine. The first two weeks is the Wilderness Medicine - AWLS elective where students earn the AWLS certificate, This consists of two weeks of evening lectures with practical skills either in Moab or in Salt Lake. Then students may choose to enroll in one of two additional courses, Search and Rescue (SAR) taught in Salt Lake City or Backpacking medicine that is taught in Zion National Park. In addtion to this, students can also choose to study wilderness medicine and earn the AWLS certificate in Chamonix, France in the Summer.
INTMD 7981 - Wilderness Medicine: Search and Rescue
The University of Utah School of Medicine will send students to study high altitude illness and travel medicine in Chamonix, Mt. Blanc France. Two students will be from the Univeristy of Utah School of Medicine but other students may apply. You can ear the AWLS certificate and also take the Tour du Mt. Blank hut to hut trek.
The University of Utah School of Medicine Wilderness Medicine Program provides numerous opportunities to teach wilderness medicine in the community. We work with other local organizations to teach guides the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certificate. We also teach Wilderenss First Aid (WFA) and Basic Wilderness Life Support (BWLS). There are also numerous research opportunities.
Teaching on the Colorado River
Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) and the Basic Wilderness Life Support (BWLS) Certificate
The AWLS and the BWLS program were developed at the University of Utah School of Medicine with the help of physicans from around the country. For more information on this certification program click here.