We believe we are the longest running Wild Med Course in the Mid-Atlantic Region and this year is our 15th year. We are one of the most unique Wilderness Medicine Conferences on the planet. The vision for this course is to be held entirely outdoors. All of the lectures, workshops, and meals are held in the woods of Hanover, Pennsylvania. All of our Faculty have personal, real world experience with the topics that they are teaching. We encourage our Faculty to share personal stories of their adventures related to their topic. Another mission is to support the Wilderness Medical Society's (WMS) Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM). Many of our Faculty are graduates of the FAWM, while a number of them are FAWM Candidates. Each year at our Conference, we inspire a number of registrants to enroll in this program. Our topics are chosen specifically to assist FAWM Candidates in obtaining as many FAWM credits as possible.
The conference is proudly supported and sponsored by the WellSpan York Hospital's Emergency Medicine Department and Residency Program. Check out WellSpan York Hospital's Emergency Medicine Residency here!
Click here to go to The Wilderness Medical Society's home page
Click here to see the WMS website describing the FAWM
Our Conference typically follows a three year rotation of themes:
2023 theme: Winter & Cold / Winter Survival
2024 theme: Travel & Tropical / Urban Survival
2025 theme: Summer, SCUBA & Altitude / Summer Survival
Many thanks to the participants and creators of this video from the
"13th Annual Conference" in 2019! Great job!