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  1. University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) – Fresno will be accepting two PA students for our wilderness medicine student elective. As an introduction to wilderness medicine, the elective will cover environmental illnesses, trauma, search and rescue, burns, bites and stings, wilderness improvisation, and more. This two-week elective includes one week of didactic education then moves into the Sierra Nevada mountains for hands-on training. UCSF faculty and guest instructors will be leading the elective. UCSF Fresno has a robust wilderness medicine program including a wilderness medicine fell
  2. In my progress towards the Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM), I've taken multiple instructor-led courses. Each was valuable, yet each had its own unique strengths. Here are my impressions comparing them, as a PA with an EMS background interested primarily in disaster and missionary (austere) medicine. * Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Providers (WUMP) http://www.nols.edu/wmi/courses/wildupgrademedpros.shtml I took WUMP in 2012, while I was still in PA school. I found it really valuable and accessible. Of these three courses, this was the most accessible, as you can take
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