Donations to Wilderness Medicine

As the Wilderness Medical Society is a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, all donations are fully tax-deductible.

Blair Erb, MD Memorial Donations

Dr. Blair Erb is a dear friend and esteemed Past President of the WMS, serving as its 4th President in the early years after WMS’ formation from 1989 to 1991. To commemorate his impact on the WMS and his love of the field of wilderness medicine, we invite you to join us in honoring Blair’s life by making a donation to the WMS’ Paul Auerbach Lectureship Fund.  The annual summer Auerbach lectureship which was established in summer, 2021 with the support of generous donors including Dr. Blair Erb, will seek to invite expert speakers on topics that are thought provoking, innovative, and nurture the breadth of the WMS.

Paul Auerbach Lectureship Fund

The WMS and the field of wilderness medicine owe much to Paul. In the founding of the WMS, alongside Ed Geehr and Ken Kizer; during his presidency, work on numerous committees and events; in countless publications, educational contributions, and beyond, Paul Auerbach’s work spans decades into the past and its profound impact will continue for many more decades into the future. In order to commemorate his lasting contributions to the WMS and the field of wilderness medicine, the WMS Board of Directors established an annual summer lectureship in honor of Dr. Paul Auerbach in early June 2021.

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WMS General Fund

The Wilderness Medical Society is a 501(c)3 organization, designating it a charity for public good with a responsibility to educate and serve the public, and indicating that donations are tax deductible.


Conference Scholarships

Help students, residents, fellows, or other WMS members with financial need attend a WMS conference!


Wilderness Medicine Research

The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) is keenly interested in fostering awareness and appreciation among healthcare professionals and scientists for the research of health-related concerns in outdoor and wilderness activities.


Wongchhu Sherpa Memorial Hospital Tapting

This project is a result of a commitment to a long-standing vision by Wongchu Sherpa, who has taken his Everest summits and business successes to give back to his boyhood village by developing roads, water projects, and a school. When asked what he further wished to accomplish, he stated that he wishes to bring better access and quality of healthcare to his local village and lower Solukhumbu region. This project is derived from that wish.

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