Tuesday, February 9, 2016

University of Colorado School of Medicine Classes and Scholarships

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is proud to announce its Spring-Summer 2016 emergency and wilderness medicine schedule, as well as to put out a call for volunteer TAs and assistants for the first half of the year.   For our Colorado-based classes three full tuition scholarships are being offered. All classes, as well as the scholarships, are open to college students and recent grads from any region, including internationally.

Emergency and Wilderness Medicine Schedule
March 16-18      Denver Global Health Advanced First Aid (GHAFA cert) 
March 19-20      Denver Wilderness First Aid (WFA cert)
April 23-25        Denver Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS cert) 
May TBA          Oregon Disaster Response Advanced First Aid (DRAFA cert) 
May 20-22         Denver Global Health Advanced First Aid (GHAFA cert) 
May 22-June 3   Colorado Pre-Med Emergency & Wilderness Medicine (WFR cert)
June 4-12           Alabama 1st Year Medical Student Wilderness Medicine (AWLS cert) 
July 21-30          Costa Rica Pre-Med Wilderness & Tropical Medicine (WFR cert) 
Aug. 7-19           Colorado Pre-Med Emergency & Wilderness Medicine (WFR cert) 
Aug 8-16            Greenland Pre-Med Climate Change & Polar Medicine (academic credit)
Some classes, such as the May-June Emergency & Wilderness Medicine Pre-Med class, are nearly full, so early registration is highly recommended.  See www.coloradowm.org to learn more
about classes and/or to register.

Volunteer TA Program Assistants 
Teaching Assistant Positions for all US-based classes (see above for schedule) 
Marketing Assistants (2-3 positions) 
Curriculum Assistant 

For any of these volunteer positions please send a resume and a letter of interest indicating what you hope to gain from the experience and what skills and strengths you bring to the course or to the Wilderness Medicine Section.  Applications can be sent to todd.miner@ucdenver.edu.  There is a general expectation that for TA positions you have previously successfully completed the course.  Marketing and Curriculum positions require a once a week conference call but can be conducted from one’s home or campus (being in Colorado not necessary).

As mentioned, three (3) full scholarships are being offered for the March, May-June, and August Colorado-based pre-med classes.  To apply for one of the need-based scholarships please see http://www.coloradowm.org/2016-Scholarship-Application-UG.pdf.  For questions about the schedule, classes, volunteer positions, or scholarships please contact Dr. Todd Miner at