SAR-Search and Rescue Internal Medicine 7981
April 13th to 24th, 2020
The first class is to be held in the Health Science Education Building in room 3515 B at 4 pm on April 16th. Class will end around 8 pm (April 13th for 2020)
The syllabus for the course is linked below
To become certified in Search and Rescue medicine, you must complete the course and pass the certification examination. The certification exam will be given at the end of the course.
Methods of searching and rescuing people will be taught. This will be taught in and around the mountains of Salt Lake City over the next two weeks. There will be approximately 10 sessions in the classroom and out of the classroom. This will be limited to 40 students. More details of this experiencs will be outlined later and an email sent to you if you have signed up for this to tell you exactly where and when. You should plan on being in Salt Lake City that Monday. The rest of the schedule will be outlined at that meeting.
We're looking forward to meeting you all and having a fun time in the mountains. Locations are still being finalized, but we will coordinate meeting places with you as the course approaches. We will meet in the afternoons, and you will have mornings free for practice and exploration. On the first day we will meet in the lobby of HSEB, and we'll get you more details about that soon. We are hoping that we'll be able to spend one half of our time outside, and avoid PowerPoint as much as possible. All activities will be in Salt Lake and the mountains east of the Salt Lake valley, so don't worry about having to travel too far. You will also have the weekend off, and past students have used that time to explore some of Utah's national parks (Arches, Zion, etc.). What you do with that free time is completely up to you. Just be safe! We have lots of snow still, and we're working to make final decisions on training sites.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Please note the gear list in the syllabus. Contact us if you have trouble finding equipment.