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Training Course 2020

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Students and medics from the KCL Wilderness Medicine Society started the Wilderness Training Course in 2015. In 2020, the Training Course has grown to new heights, adapting to virtual learning and featuring expert speakers from across the globe. Find out more about this years Training Course Officers here.

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

  • Trauma

  • 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 Q&A evening on Monday the 12th of October. The full schedule of speakers will be announced at this event.

Applications are now open and close on the 21st of October. More information can be found on our FAQ.

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 click here to apply for the bursary

Made possible by the KCLSU Development Fund