Marine Medical Training

Offshore Emergency Medicine®

This popular seminar is now in its 20th 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 medical training prerequisites, but basic first aid and CPR is recommended. Certification is awarded by Wilderness Medical Associates International, and earns 36 hours CME from CECBEMS.

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


OEM: Offshore Emergency Medicine
24 - 26 April 2017 in Tracy's Landing, Maryland

This course will be held at the Herrington Harbour North Marina ( Lat: 38°.45'.86''| Long: 76°.32'.80'')  in Tracy's Landing, Maryland, approximately 15 miles south of Annapolis. The nearest airports are Baltimore (BWI),  Dulles (IAD), and Regan International (DCA). Nearby lodging includes the Anchor Inn (1.5 miles) and The Inn at Herrington Harbour South (7 miles), and numerous hotels in and near Annapolis. Slip space for visiting yachts may be reserved by contacting HH North at 410.867.4343 or

Instructions for precourse study will be sent to you by email. The required textbook is Wilderness and Rescue Medicine 6th Edition, by Jeffrey Isaac, PA-C and David Johnson, MD and may be purchased at a discounted rate from the WMA Bookstore at The digital version of the book is available on Amazon Kindle. You should plan to complete the assigned reading and on-line test before arrival. Training runs from 0830 to 1730 daily.

Instructor: Jeffrey Isaac, PA-C, Curriculum Director WMAI

Discount: A 10% discount is offered for two or more registrants paid in full together. A 10% discount is also offered to SSCA members (will not show at registration but will be credited at the time the payment is processed). Discounts are not cumulative.

Cancellation Fee: $50 fee prior to 30 days before course start. 50% of full tuition within 30 days of course start.

Price: $800.00
Quantity Discount: 2 or more, $720.00 each
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To those in the field...

Medical Officer, Ltd. is based in the heart of the Colorado Rockies and is an Instructor Sponsor of Wilderness Medical Associates courses in Crested Butte, Denver, Durango, Moab and beyond. We are also retailers for Conterra products and our own custom medical kits.