Wilderness Medicine for 2020

Office of Medical Education

·         Course Name: Wilderness Medicine

·         Short Name: FCM661MM.01 Wilderness Med ·         Course Number: FCM661MM.01 ·         Location: Reno ·         DepartmentDepartment of Family and Community Medicine ·         Department ContactChristie Gilbreath o    Phone: (775) 682-6454 o    Emailcgilbreath@med.unr.edu ·         Type: Non-Clinical ·         Length: 2 weeks ·         Preceptors: o    Gary E. Johnson, M.D. Please contact the Department of Family and Community Medicine to verify elective availability. Goals/Objectives

  • The intent of the course is to prepare physicians to deal with medical problems occurring in areas where traditional medical equipment, laboratory and backup are unavailable. 
  • It also provides tools for recognizing and treating wilderness related problems presenting directly to the physician's office. 
  • An emphasis is placed on self-reliance, abstract thinking and provision of care outside of traditional medical settings.

Description of Rotation The Adapted Spring 2020 course will be offered as a live, on-line only lecture series. Students will be required to attend interactive seminars, prepare a first aid kit, complete reading assignments and pass a final test.   Alternatives to the campout are being evaluated and will be announced at a later time.

  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives