Published: Nov. 18, 2021



I'm writing to you today from the University of Colorado School of Medicine with information about some of our upcoming pre-med/pre-health Wilderness Medicine courses. 


Our classes are taught by University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty and include: 

  • lectures, unique labs, and simulations
  • health professions admissions and career advice from involved faculty and physicians
  • opportunities to earn Wilderness First Responder, CPR and Stop the Bleed certificates 
  • possibility to shadow physicians (as well as other clinicians) 
  • Participation in adventure activities such as hiking, rock climbing, campfires, whitewater rafting, natural history tours, swimming and more. 


We offer many classes year-round, and in many different locations. 

Upcoming dates in Colorado:

  • January 2-11, 2022
  • May 28 - June 5, 2022
  • August 9 - 18, 2022

Upcoming dates in Costa Rica: 

  • December 15 - 23, 2021 (Hurry only 7 spots left!) 
  • June 7 - 15, 2022 
  • July 10 - 18, 2022 


We offer multiple scholarship opportunities for our Colorado and Channel Islands, which students can submit here:


We have also launched our SECOND Virtual Shadowing Nano Course in Emergency Medicine. This class offers students the opportunity to look over the shoulder of prominent physicians, nurse practitioners, and PAs as they go bedside to diagnose a simulated patient in the emergency department. 


These Nano Courses are 100% FREE for ALL students (no-prerequisites!) with an optional certificate of completion for $50. You can read more about our Virtual Shadowing courses here.


We have more information available on our website and would love for you to pass this information on to your students. Attached to this email are a flyer and a power point slide that can be easily adapted into lecture announcements. Previous students have remarked that this class makes them feel prepared to be more involved in the outdoors, and to take on the health professions application cycles.


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The EMED Wilderness Team at CU Anschutz