Marine Medical Training

Offshore Emergency Medicine®

This popular seminar is now in its 22nd year, offering intensive medical training for cruisers and racing sailors operating out of range of rapid rescue and medical assistance. The program includes approximately 12 hours of pre-course reading, study, and on-line testing followed by three days of on-site training. There are no prerequisites, but basic first aid and CPR training is recommended either before or after this program. Certification is awarded by Wilderness Medical Associates International, and earns 36 hours CME from CAPCE.

Read the Blue Water Sailing article about this course: Emergency Medicine for the Largest Wilderness by Jill Dubler.


Offshore Emergency Medicine 20 - 23 April 2018, Paraty, RJ, Brazil
Taught in Portuguese and English
Offshore Emergency Medicine 1 - 3 June 2019 in San Diego, California
This course is hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club and is open to non-members. Time is short so immediate registration is recommended. Please click on the link above for more information.

To those in the field...

Medical Officer, Ltd. is based in Crested Butte, Colorado USA and is an Instructor Sponsor of programs certified by Wilderness Medical Associates International.