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Wilderness Medicine Fellowship

The new Wilderness Medicine Fellowship is one of only a handful of such fellowships in the U.S. We will offer one position annually to our one-year program.

Nestled in Western Massachusetts there are excellent opportunities for search and rescue, local ski patrol, and rock and ice climbing. And a broad range of backcountry experiences is available on local rivers and trails.

Up to the Challenge of Providing Medical Care in Remote and Austere Environments?

When help is miles-maybe days-away, you should know how to treat altitude illness, cold- and heat-related illness, trauma, wild animal attacks, and other illnesses and injuries sustained in the wild. As a fellow in our wilderness medicine program, you will learn and be prepared to administer care for a number of conditions and illnesses with limited supplies, often in extreme environments. 

You will gain experience in emergency wilderness medicine, including pre-hospital, disaster, and international medicine-all while traveling to Alaska, Nepal, Argentina or other extreme and exotic locales. 

Diverse Wilderness and International Opportunities

  • Advanced Wilderness Life Support - AWLS
  • Search and Rescue
  • Ski Patrol
  • International Conferences
  • Disaster Medical Assistance Team, DMAT-2 Massachusetts
  • Emergency Medicine Systems in Argentina
  • Rural Assistance Nepal
  • Denali Backcountry Rescue

See our curriculum for more information about competencies and training facilities.

Be a Leader in Wilderness Medicine

Fellows receive a junior faculty position at Tufts University School of Medicine, and will be highly involved in teaching medical students, residents and EMS personnel, as well as local search and rescue teams. 

Through educational meetings, lectures, conferences, field work, travel, and clinical shifts in a busy Level-I Adult/Level-II Pediatric Trauma Center, you will graduate with the knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities required to manage emergency medical care in any environment.

We hope you consider our new program during your application process. Please email me with any questions: Benjamin Mattingly, Program Director.