BIOL 6652: Wilderness Medicine

Student Leaders: 
Michael Zaskey, MD21; Ruben Lesnick, MD21; Carin Papendorp, MD21
Faculty Adviser: 
Elizabeth Sutton, MD

Get a taste of Emergency Medicine and learn how to manage serious injuries in a resource-limited environment with Wilderness Medicine! Topics include: basic wilderness first aid, barotrauma / dive medicine, hazardous marine life, bites & stings, frostbite, altitude sickness, and land rescue. In this course, you'll also develop an arsenal of practical skills like needle thoracotomy, splinting, and C-spine management. The class culminates in a two-day camping trip to New Hampshire's White Mountains, where we'll hike and practice our new skills in realistic emergency scenarios!