Wilderness Advanced Life Support

3 - 6 June 2024 in Crested Butte, Colorado.

WALS is wilderness medical training designed for medical professionals. We focus on the procedures and technologies that are the most appropriate for remote and extreme environments and the extended-care context. Now in its 26th year, the WALS program is constantly evolving and participants are encouraged to discuss new and controversial material, perspectives, and techniques. For the experienced practitioner WALS provides a well-rounded exposure to the challenge of providing advanced medical care in a difficult environment. You can look forward to a fun and stimulating four days. The course is open to physicians, PA’s, NP’s, RN’s, and paramedics. Medical students, PA students, and other medical providers will be considered on a case-by-case basis (contact wildmed@medofficer.net).

CME: Physicians, physician associates, and nurses are eligible for up to 36 hours of AMA PRA Catagory I credit through the Wilderness Medical Society. Paramedics and advanced EMTs are eligible for up to 36 CE hours through CAECP.  WALS has been approved for Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) for up to 36 credits through the Wilderness Medical Society.

Location: Crested Butte is located at the base of the the Elk Mountains at an elevation of 8900 feet. The climate is sub-alpine so you should be prepared for field exercises in all weather, day and night. Technical outdoor skills are not required but you will need hiking boots, work gloves, a headlamp, and competent outdoor clothing. The classroom base will be in-town Crested Butte with field exercises within 5 miles of town. Meals and transportation are on your own, but this is usually easy since restaurents and groceries are within walking distance and students tend to car pool. Please click here for more information about travel and lodging. 

Course Fee: Paramedic/RN: $750, Resident physician: $1000, PA/NP: $1200, Physician: $1500. The fee includes texts and other study materials. Class size is limited to 21. 

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than 40 days prior to course start, you will recieve a refund minus 5% of your course fee. If you cancel within 40 days of course start, you will receive a refund minus 50% of the course fee (unless we are able to fill your spot). If we cancel the course for any reason you will receive a full refund.  

Registration: Will open soon. If you would like notification, please email wildmed@medofficer.net. 

Click here for more information from Wilderness Medical Associates International (opens in WMAI site).

To those in the field...

Medical Officer, Ltd. is based in Crested Butte, Colorado USA and proudly offers medical training programs certified by Wilderness Medical Associates International.