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Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM)

The FAWM is awarded by the Wilderness Medical Society for medical professionals who demonstrate profound levels of expertise for wilderness, remote and expedition medicine.

Course Description

To become a Fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, a candidate must accumulate a minimum of 100 total credits according to the following table through participation in eligible, credit-scored activities and accumulation of relevant experience:

Minimum
Maximum
Core Curriculum Required Topics
55
70
Electives
5
10
Experience
20
40

Candidates must complete a minimum of 55 to a maximum of 70 credits from the list of required topics and earn a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 10 credits from the elective topics. So the total credits earned towards the core curriculum total is 60-80. To reward candidates credit for Wilderness Medical Experience other than attendance at reviewed events, completion of the Experience Report provides up to 40 credits. Each candidate must accumulate at least 20 credits from the Experience Report. The report reflects the candidate’s experience in the following six categories:

  • Board Certification & Conference Attendance
  • Publishing & Research
  • Volunteer Teaching
  • Public Service
  • Practice
  • Service to WMS

 

 

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Duration of Course Online

up to 5 years

Duration of Course Classroom

none

Accreditation

WMS


Cost

$225 USD plus annual membership

Prerequisites

none