Wilderness MD® is focused on advancing the field of wilderness medicine. Our training offering is comprised exclusively of courses intended for medical professionals and rescue technicians. Whether you are a young health care provider looking to acquire the basic skills to transfer your practice to a wilderness setting or an established professional seeking to provide more advanced care in your remote environment, Wilderness MD® can meet your educational needs.

Selected Courses

Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS)

Advanced Wilderness Life Support is a 4-day certification course intended exclusively for licensed medical professionals. Our extended curriculum emphasizes the skills and knowledge needed by wilderness professionals, while ensuring ample time to master key skills...

SAR-Medic & SAR-Responder

Professional Search and Rescue personnel require specific wilderness medicne training for their environment and needs. Benefit from our highly trained experts and earn a certification in SAR medicine...

WM Elective for Medical Residents

McGill University and Wilderness MD are partnering to offer Canada's first 1-month elective for medical residents. Our unique program gives participants a chance to learn from our distinguished faculty, master their skills with daily simulations, and enjoy the backcountry in 4 different...

Diploma in Wilderness & Expedition Medicine

Wilderness MD offers the only subspecialty International Diploma in Mountain Medicine in the western hemisphere. Our program gives physicians the opportunity to learn from world-leaders in auster medicine, master their skills with daily simulations, and network with medical professionals from around the globe...

...and more.

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Custom Courses

Wilderness MD® offers custom courses and lectures on virtually any wilderness medicine topic: mountain medicine, search and rescue, consideration planning for special populations, guiding, community education, etc. Just send us a detailed description of your specific needs or training objectives and we'll design and deliver a program tailor-fit for your organization.

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  • The instructors were informative, encouraging, clear, helpful, and non-intimidating. Really enjoyed this course!

    AWLS participant
  • Overall an extremely impressive elective in terms of organization, location, content, and overall experience. I would do it again in a heartbeat. By far the most interesting elective I have done in residency!

    Residency Elective Participant
  • Excellent course! Nice diversity of instructors - all made fantastic contributions. I really enjoyed the mix of [...] medical expertise and backgrounds as it made for an even better learning experience.

    AWLS participant
  • SUPER WELL DONE!! Loved the practical skills sessions. I feel very confident now. The instructors were awesome! AWLS participant

  • I very much enjoyed the course and found it to be really informative. I particularly enjoyed the ample opportunity to practice - especially the night scenario.

    AWLS participant
  • Great! Good mix of teaching via lectures & skill sessions. Having many simulations was really appreciated & made for really good practice. The night simulation was FANTASTIC. Thanks for all of your hard work these last few days!

    AWLS participant
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