Frequently Asked Questions
|What is the difference between a Wilderness Medicine fellowship and a Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine?|
A Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) is a certification offered through the WMS where candidates accumulate credit through experience, teaching, scholarly activity, and leadership. A Wilderness Medicine fellowship is a 1-2 year training program after completion of an emergency medicine residency offered through several different institutions in the U.S.
|Does one have to do emergency medicine to pursue wilderness medicine?||Absolutely not. Though many pioneers in wilderness medicine are board certified in emergency medicine, any medical professional can incorporate it in their career.|