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We Got Cubed!

Elan Small, MDMartin Musi, MD
April 16, 2024

The Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine held an unforgettable training day at terraXcube

WMS at the International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR)

Martin Musi, MD, FAWM, DiMM Alison Sheets MD, FAWM, DiMM
March 5, 2024

The Wilderness Medical Society was voted by 256 delegates to advance its membership status to an organization with voting rights

Sobering Rise of Urban Bicyclist Mortality

Brad L. Bennett, PhD, Paramedic, WEMT, MFAWMTony Islas, MD, MPH, FAWM, FAMSSM
November 16, 2023

Is mountain bike riding a safer alternative?

America’s Most Notorious Pitviper Unmasked

Michael Cardwell, MS
September 29, 2023

Rattlesnake envenomated patients have many different presentations and toxic effects

Wilderness Medicine Research Primer

Geoffrey Comp, DO,FACEP, FAWMWalker Plash, MD, FAWM
September 15, 2023

Tips for the new researcher

WMS 40th Anniversary

Laura Appleton, MBBSLuke Sloan, MS-IV
September 13, 2023

The WMS has meant many things to many different people and has created lasting memories along the way

Desert Disaster: A Canyoneering Accident in the North Wash, UT

Sarah Sarfaty, AEMT, WFR, FAWM Candidate
June 26, 2023

The harrowing story of running into a canyoneering trip gone wrong

Under Pressure, Part I

George W. Rodway, PhD, APRN
June 13, 2023

Some significant happenings in the early history of diving physiology and medicine – incipient underwater efforts

Interview with Fabrice Huré : Ultrarunning, Advocacy, and Dialysis

Marc Cassone, DO, FAWM, DiMM
April 27, 2023

What would you do if one day you were diagnosed with a chronic illness that took over your life and kept you away from the outdoor adventures that you loved so much?

Diversity in Wilderness Medicine, Episode 2: JEDI training

April 24, 2023

A WMS JEDI collaboration

Sweet Trick, Where Does it Hurt?

Jeff Monro, BHSc
April 5, 2023

As MTB goes further into the extremes of the environs, the wilderness practitioner must be aware of the potential injuries and the correlating kinematics leading to those injuries

The Screaming Barfies: A Non-freezing Cold Injury

Annalise Wille, OMS-IV
February 24, 2023

A type of non-freezing cold injury that occurs when the body is no longer able to maintain heat balance, inducing sympathetically mediated peripheral vasoconstriction

Clouds and Masala Tea: WMS and the Wongchhu Sherpa Memorial Hospital

Jennifer Dow, MD, FACEP, FAWM, DiMM
December 16, 2022

The journey to celebrate a dream

Afghan Evacuation, Austere Medicine, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

CPT Terri Davis, MD, FAWM
September 22, 2022

One doctor's account of assisting evacuees during COVID

Norovirus in the Grand Canyon

Thomas Myers MD / Medical Advisor for Grand Canyon National ParkBrad L. Bennett PhD, Paramedic, MFAWM, USUHS
August 5, 2022

Transmission, prevention, and treatment in the backcountry

Canoeing with Tornadoes

Lynn E Yonge, MD, FAAFP, FAWMWalker Plash, MD, FAWM
July 29, 2022

Danger from the sky during canoeing expedition

Thermodynamics of oral hypothermia treatment

Aaron R. Billin, MD, MS, FAAFP, MFAWM
June 1, 2022

Thermodynamics of the oral treatment of mild hypothermia

My Gear is Disrupting Your Endocrine System

Nate Hemmer, MD
May 23, 2022

Making informed choices for world and health

Ukraine Conflict

Yevgeniy Maksimenko, MD, FAWM, DiMMFlorian Schmitzberger, MD, MS, FAWM
May 4, 2022

Situational update on the conflict in Ukraine for WMS members

Short-Term Experiences in Global Health (STEGH)

Betsy Woods, MSN, RN, CPENJustin Woods, MD, FAWM
April 27, 2022

Ethical and cultural considerations for improving STEGHs

Risk of Death in the National Parks

Brad L. Bennett, PhD, Paramedic, MFAWM, FACSM Captain, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired)Thomas Myers, MD
March 24, 2022

Beware of the facts!

Valley Fever

Brad L. Bennett, PhD, MFAWM, FACSM Captain, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired)Jay Lemery, MD, FACEP, FAWM
December 15, 2021

Expanding regions of coccidiomycosis beyond the endemic southwest

Staying Hardcore and Hygienic in the Outdoors

Sarah Gartner, MD
December 6, 2021

Women-specific needs in the wild


Marc Cassone, DO, FAWMGeoff B. Comp, DO, FAWM
November 24, 2021

Top tips from race directors

Saving People and Wildlife

Jeffrey Walden MD FAAFP
November 15, 2021

Part 1 of the 2-part series

Search and Rescue

October 13, 2021

Tips for getting involved

Diploma in Mountain Medicine

Rom A Stevens, MD, FCCMBilly Oley, MD, FAFFP, FAWM
September 29, 2021

June 2021 alpine rescue course recap

Community Triage

Mariko Ching, BA
September 7, 2021

A panel discussion on DEIJ in wilderness medicine

Introduction to Osteopathy in the Backcountry

Megan Bruinius, D.O., PGY-1Christin Blanton, D.O., PGY-1
August 18, 2021

Diagnostic and treatment techniques that offer many simple solutions providing relief from MSK and soft tissue injuries

HBO2 Therapy

Brad L. Bennett, Ph.D., ParamedicFrank K. Butler, Jr., MD
August 11, 2021

Loss of emergency access