Face any challenge, anywhere

Wilderness Medical Associates International is the leading provider of wilderness medical training for medical professionals and adventurous communities around the world.

Proven, practical, preferred

Our cutting edge curriculum is accessible worldwide and renowned for its rigorous, hands-on, and effective approach to wilderness medical training.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

Learn the skills required to lead, respond, and react accordingly in remote and low-resource environments.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Get trained in medical concepts and basic life support skills for smarter and safer outdoor adventures.


Learn the most up-to-date wilderness medicine and refresh essential skills.

Host a WMA course - anywhere

Become a host and provide specialized training for wilderness professionals and enthusiasts in your community. WMA International brings courses all over the world, hosted by all types of organizations.

Instructor Spotlight: Meet Takuya Ota

Tak’s journey to becoming a wilderness medicine instructor was greatly influenced by a job he secured early in his career as a guide in the Swiss Alps. During his many trips taking parties from Japan up the peaks, valleys, and glaciers of Switzerland, Austria, France, and Italy, he observed a few accidents that compelled him to enhance his ability to respond to and manage emergencies in backcountry settings by taking a WMA course.  Tak thought, “I want to have the skills to ensure that my friends will not experience the kinds of scenes I witnessed.”

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