Wilderness Medicine

The mission of the Wilderness Medicine Interest Group is to focus on the practice of resource-limited medicine in austere environments. The skills of wilderness medicine are applicable to any setting defined by the use of limited equipment and extreme environmental conditions: from remote wilderness settings, to developing world outposts, to urban disaster settings.

Wilderness medicine physicians should possess:

  • Develop and disseminate academic wilderness medicine educational and research content to the SAEM community through a variety of forums including SAEM18, SAEM newsletter, SAEM social media, and the interest group website

  • Increase knowledge dissemination within the interest group to promote:

a. collaboration among members
b. partnerships with other wilderness medicine organizations
c. nurturing future leaders within the field through mentorship

  • Continue to explore growth towards Academy status, including member recruitment to meet stated membership quotas, as well as dissemination of benefits of Academy status to WMIG members. Goal is to vote on advancement towards Academy status within the next 3-5 years.
  • Disseminate information about and solicit applications from GME WM programs to be reviewed by the SAEM GME fellowship committee.

Chair: Lara Phillips, MD

Board LiaisonIan B.K. Martin, MD, MBA

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