Licensed Training Company: WMAI Canada

Host: Boreal River Rescue

Location: Pecuare River Eco-Camp
- Costa Rica

Dates: 3/19/2023 - 3/25/2023

Course Description:

This is an intensive version of our standard course and requires 30+ hours of self-directed pre-course review of a textbook and completion of a study guide prior to 40+ hours of in-person learning over the course of five days. This course is ideal for those who are good at self-directed textbook learning or have prior medical experience or training. Conscientious preparation, studying, and time prior to the course is essential for success. Students are provided an electronic or physical textbook and downloadable study guide to review the curriculum and are expected to come to class ready to engage in drills and skill practice. We recommend that students register for the course four weeks prior to the course start date to allow time to 1) receive the textbook by mail (if applicable), 2) download the PDF Study Guide, and 3) adequately complete the 30+ hours of pre-course work. If the course start date is less than two weeks away, students will no longer be able to register for the course due to insufficient time to complete the pre-course work. Students are encouraged to register and begin pre-course review in advance of the required deadlines. All students must complete all pre-course work prior to arrival on course.

Prior to enrolling in a course, please review our Functional Position Description. The criteria set forth in this document allows students to self-assess their ability to meet the demands of both a WMAI course as well as the demands of a certified wilderness medical provider in the field.

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Room and Board:

This course takes place at an incredible eco-camp that we get to by rafting the Pacuare River!

You’ll meet the group and your instructor in San Jose, Costa Rica and everything’s included from there: lodging, meals, professionally guided rafting and side hikes, instruction, and return transport to San Jose.

Facilities include a platform tent you get to yourself with twin mattress and bedding, hammock lounges, private bathrooms with flush toilets and showers, and acres of gardens and trails—the perfect place to immerse yourself in learning and experience Costa Rica

Registration Information:

If you’d like to break up your payment into installments, that’s no problem. You can organize this with Dorothy at Boreal River Rescue office.

To Register:

Registration for this event is closed.


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QC, Canada WEMR