EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Wilderness Medical Associates International is committed to building a diverse community that is inclusive of people from all backgrounds. WMAI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, genetics information, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job, admission, care or certification requirements (see Functional Position Description for Wilderness Medicine Providers). The nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, learner admissions, and to all other aspects of its educational programs. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.

TRAINING SITE EXPECTATIONS

WMAI strives to create a safe and positive learning environment for all. Each person’s values and beliefs affect the entire group, and we work to ensure that everyone is treated with respect.

On course, you can expect:

  • Freedom from discrimination of any kind and a learning environment free from physical and verbal harassment.
  • Quality wilderness medicine curriculum created and updated by leaders in Wilderness Medicine.
  • Thoughtful, honest, and timely communication by instructors if there are concerns about your progress in a course.
  • Well-trained and qualified instructors.

WMAI expects the following:

  • Follow course instructions and policies as presented to you through paperwork, electronically, and by instructors, and to be responsible for your own well-being and for contributing to the well-being of the group.
  • Participate to your full ability in the course.
  • Meet certification requirements.
  • Be inclusive and respectful of the aspects of a person’s identity as outlined in equal opportunity statement.

Issues, such as personal conflicts with fellow learners or instructors, should be addressed promptly. If an issue arises with a fellow learner and if you feel comfortable doing so it is recommended that you try working out the conflict with the other learner. If the issue persists or if you need assistance, speak with an instructor and ask them for help in resolving the conflict. Instructors are always available to assist in keeping all learners safe both physically and emotionally.

If the conflict continues or you are in conflict with one of your instructors, address the issue with another instructor or after course completion contact WMAI’s office at or 207-730-7331 to report the incident.

WMA really cares about the students. They don't just toss info at you and expect you to regurgitate it. They make sure you know it and can use it, without apprehension when you really need it.

– Sheridan Mountain Campus WFR Student