Who Are We?
KCL Wilderness Medicine Society is about medicine and research in places where others won’t go. Focussing on pre-hospital care of casualties in the wilderness, we explore problems created by working in environments ranging from disaster zones and humanitarian crises to high altitude, space and polar regions.
We recently won KCLSU's Blues and Shields award for our best event of the year and were were awarded KCLSU's Best New Society in our first year. KCLWMS has grown into one of the university's most exciting student groups. Despite the name, we welcome all King's students - not just medical students - but are best suited to those with an interest in health care and love for the outdoors (this years training course is open to all university students). We follow KCLSUs safe space policy and are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive space for people of all backgrounds.
We run a range of exciting trips, training course, talks and expeditions throughout the year.
What is Wilderness Medicine?
Wilderness medicine is a field of medicine and research concerned with providing emergency care in remote settings. Practitioners will focus primarily on evaluation, triage and pre-hospital treatment of acute injuries or illnesses that occur in such settings, and in the emergency evacuation of victims.
What Do We Do?
We run an exciting programme of events every year, including weekends away, talks from fascinating guest speakers, our FAWM accredited Wilderness Medicine training course, the annual KCLWMS Extreme Medicine Conference, exciting summer expeditions, and regular socials.
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Become a Member!
Visit the KCLSU website to purchase your membership for just £5 here.