Learn the wilderness medicine curriculum online and at your own pace through multimedia presentations, the Wilderness Medicine Handbook, case studies, SOAP Notes, and testing.
The Independent Study section provides the foundation for the Practical Session and is presented entirely online with minimal or no instructor contact. Students can complete the Independent Study from wherever they can access the course website.
The Independent Study section requires a high degree of initiative and self-direction. Students who prefer to learn completely under the direction of an instructor may be challenged to move through Independent Study effectively.
The Independent Study section and the Practical Session both contain technical terminology as well as complex explanations of concepts. Students who are English language learners or who have certain learning disorders sometimes find this aspect of the curriculum challenging. Please contact the WMTC office before you register for a hybrid course if this might be a concern for you.
The Practical Session is facilitated by expert instructors who clarify and reinforce the Independent Study information with skill labs, simulations, and case study reviews.
Because there may be a large gap between the time you finish Part 1 and begin Part 2, you will need to take an online Review test two weeks before the start of your practical session. The review test is designed to refresh key concepts learned during the Independent Study. Of course, you can always review previous tests and you will still have access to this website.
You may register for for any Practical Session offered by any WMTC sponsor after you complete the Independent Study.