Face Any Challenge Anywhere

Practical medical learning for all experience levels. Learn to think critically during emergencies in unconventional settings and give your staff the skills and confidence to manage the unpredictable.

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Cutting Edge Curriculum that is Practical and Proven

Wilderness Medical Associates International is an organization devoted to the development of remote and practical medicine. We are medical and rescue professionals, researchers, experienced educators, and advocates for healthcare in remote settings and hostile environments. Our cutting edge curriculum is overseen and continually revised by a committee of medical practitioners and has been taught on all seven continents.


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“The instructors' depth of knowledge and the depth of research behind the content is incredible. I won't re-certify with anyone else.”

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Wilderness Medicine Core Courses

Open Recertification

The Open Recertification course is open to graduates of any wilderness-based first aid training course that was at least 64 hours long and completed within 3 years of the proposed recertification option.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

The best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavors and pursuits.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders.

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