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wilderness medicine 
Training Course 2023-24

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Students and medics from the KCL Wilderness Medicine Society started the Wilderness Training Course in 2015. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 course had to adapt and went online. We took the opportunity provided by a virtual course to expand internationally, having international expert speakers and attendees from across Europe. Following from the success of the 2020 course, we want to retain the opportunity to learn from experts throughout the course, whilst now being able to facilitate the in-person, practical training, which is fundamental to wilderness medicine. 

We will be meeting on Tuesday evenings and approximately 2 Saturday sessions across the year for the practical elements, from November-April, with breaks for Christmas. 

The course is open to anyone with a biomedical and clinical background. The assumed standard is second year medicine with Basic Life Support (BLS), however people with relevant knowledge and experience may still apply. Selection criteria and fees can be found in the application document. For more information, go to our FAQ.

Speakers are leading experts in their field, and this course is a unique opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge of Wilderness Medicine and Extreme Physiology. 

Topics covered include:


  • Military and Humanitarian Medicine

  • Aerospace and Aviation Medicine

  • Dive and Altitude Medicine

  • Toxicology and Envenomation

  • Expedition Organisation and Management​

The course is internationally accredited by the Wilderness Medical Society. Credits can be used by delegates to progress their application for Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM), a certification demonstrating that an individual has met a demanding set of requirements validating their training and experience in Wilderness Medicine.

More information can be found at our information evening on Thursday the 28th of September. The full schedule of speakers will be announced at this event.

Applications will open on the 28th of September and close on the 9th of October at 11pm. More information can be found on our FAQ.

You can find out more about this years Training Course Officers here.

KCL Wilderness Medicine is committed to widening access to our training course. To this end, we are offering a limited number of bursaries to those who would most benefit from a subsidised course cost. Please complete an application for the course and then apply for the bursary seperately.

Made possible by the KCLSU Development Fund

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