Presented by the Wilderness Medicine Training Center
Sponsored by Puget Sound Outdoors, University of Puget Sound
There is space for 18 participants in this course so sign up early. The course will most likely fill near the early registration date.
About the WFR Course
Who is the course for?The course is designed for outdoor enthusiasts and new leaders adventuring in areas an hour or more from definitive medical care. The content and the training are recommended for outdoor enthusiasts and new leaders on short day and short overnight trips.
WFR course syllabus
Course Dates & Times
Course starts at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2021 and will conclude at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
The daily schedule will run from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. There will be a 45- 60 minute lunch break each day.
Location - University of Puget Sound Campus
For students needing financial assistance, please fill out this form
Please fill out this form to indicate your interest in participating
Due to registration limitations, preference may be given to orientation and PSO leaders. We will contact you with a registration link and payment link or to let you know there is a waitlist.
Please review the Covid-19 Protocol prior to registering.
PSO Policy on Refunds
WMTC researches, writes, edits and publishes their own field guides and teaching materials.
- Full color water-proof field handbooks; for everything you can't remember....
- Weatherproof patient SOAP notes.
Necessary Personal Equipment
- Clothing (for simulations)
- T-shirts (2)
- Long Sleeve shirts (1)
- Pair of long pants (1)
- Waterproof top & bottoms
- Weather appropriate attire for being outside
- Hiking boots
- Clean change of shoes for indoor sessions and comfort between scenarios
- Day backpack
- Water bottle
- Notebook and writing utensils
- Covid-19 Materials (See Covid-19 section below for greater detail)
- Face coverings
- *Goggles or Wraparound Glasses
- *Face Shield
- Colored pencils or markers can be helpful for note taking during anatomy lessons
- Personal hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, etc.
*Provided by PSO for the duration of the course, but you may bring your own if you would like. Subject to instructor approval.
DO NOT short this list! ALL the listed clothing IS REQUIRED for effective practice during simulations and labs. Clothing can usually be purchased at lower costs through Goodwill, Salvation Army, local thrift stores, churches, yard sales or secondhand stores. You may have fake blood, mud, dirt, sand ground into any of the clothes you wear. Clothes may be cut up during simulations to access “wounds.”
In order to protect your personal space during simulations, wear shorts/swimsuits/sports bras/etc. under simulation clothes. They will not be cut.
Food and Meals
Meals are not included in the course fee.
Lunch will generally be 30 - 60 minutes. You will have time to eat on campus or bring your own lunch. There is generally not enough time to go off campus for lunch.
Students living in campus housing
Lodging on campus is available if you are or will be living on campus for the spring semester of 2021. If you live on campus, we will request late departure for you.
Students - living off campus
You will be responsible for your own housing.
The course takes place on the Puget Sound campus with scenarios on campus, and in local parks.