Wilderness Medicine Interest Group

The goal of the Wilderness Medicine Student Interest Group is to encourage and promote the education of students in wilderness medicine topics, provide opportunities to gain clinical skills in handling emergency situations in austere settings, and increase awareness of formal training opportunities in wilderness medicine.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

March 9th and 10th:  Wilderness First Aid course at SOLO Southeast in Bryson City, NC.  SOLO Southeast has offered us a discounted rate from the usual $165 cost of tuition.

  • 4 people signed up will get our group a 20% discount on tuition.  That does not include food or lodging. – $165 per person x .2 = $33 saved per person.  Total per person cost is $132.
  • 8 people signed up will get our group a 40% discount on tuition.  That does not include food or lodging. – $165 per person x .4 = $66 saved per person.  Total per person cost is $99.
  • Please contact me ASAP at jon.andrews@duke.edu if you plan on attending.

April 13th and 14th: 6th Annual Southeast Wilderness Medicine Student Conference

  • Hosted by the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
  • Presents students with the opportunity to learn clinical skills from renowned experts in wilderness, austere, and travel medicine, and it also provides a chance to meet medical students from other schools with similar interests in the outdoors and wilderness medicine.
  • Register online at http://www.blueridgeadventuremed.com/student-conference.html

Coming in Fall 2013: WMIG is excited about a new partnership with the Durham Nativity School to bring wilderness first aid and disaster preparedness training to the students of the Nativity School.  More to follow with volunteer information.  Read more about the Nativity School here: http://www.durhamnativity.org

PAST EVENTS:
Our Topics in Wilderness Medicine lecture series has hosted a number of experts speaking on a broad range of wilderness medicine subjects, including Cave Rescue, Snakebite Management in the Wild, and High Altitude Illnesses.

CONTACT: Jon S. Andrews, MS2, jon.andrews@duke.edu.