About the 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.
Is a Hybrid Course Right for Me?
Course Dates & Times
Course beings at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022 and will conclude at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
The daily schedule will run from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. There will be a 45- 60 minute lunch break each day.
||UPS Students, Faculty, & Staff
||Register with WMTC
If you have any financial concerns or would like to set up a payment plan, please contact Kevin Buchanan.
- Review Admission Criteria and Covid-19 Protocol prior to registering
- Complete the registration form(s) here
- Part 1 - Online Session- UPS Community Only (Members of the public should register for Part 1 through WMTC)
- Part 2 - Practical Session
- Submit your payment (your spot in the course is not reserved until we receive your payment)
- Card payments can be made at the Expeditionary (1408 N Alder) or over the phone (253-879-3403) during open hours
- Monday - Friday 4:00 - 7:00pm
- Checks and Money Orders
- Make payable to "The University of Puget Sound"
- Mail to:
- Student Involvement Programs - Kevin Buchanan
- University of Puget Sound
- 1500 N Warner CMB #1069
- Tacoma, WA 98416-1069
- Once your payment is received, we will finalize your registration and you will receive further instructions via e-mail.
WMTC researches, writes, edits and publishes their own field guides and teaching materials. The following are provided with your registration.
- Full color water-proof field handbooks; for everything you can't remember....
- Weatherproof patient SOAP notes.
Necessary Personal Equipment
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, etc. 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.
Below is a general list for courses. Closer to the course, the instructor may provide a slightly more detailed list that fits the current season.
- Clothing (for simulations)
- T-shirts (2)
- Long Sleeve shirts (2)
- Pair of long pants (2)
- 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 covering that covers your nose and mouth
- Bandanas, buffs, etc. are not permitted
- Colored pencils or markers can be helpful for note taking during anatomy lessons
- Personal hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, etc.
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 2022. If you live on campus, we will request an early arrival for you.
Students living off campus/Members of the Public
You will be responsible for your own housing.
There is camping in the area at Dash Point State Park, and there are hotel, Air BnB and B&B and options in Tacoma.
Parking overnight on campus is available for RV's with full self-contained sanitary systems.
The course takes place on the Puget Sound campus with scenarios on campus and in local parks.