Wilderness Medicine Club

The Wilderness Medicine Club organizes activities for medical students and residents who share an interest in this dynamic field and a passion for the outdoors.

This club coordinates activities that challenge members to try new things as they learn about delivering emergency care in demanding environments and remote regions.

Medical students, family medicine residents and faculty engage in a variety of fun, team-building activities that emphasize personal and professional growth.

Past excursions have included:

  • hiking and camping in the Adirondacks
  • rock climbing
  • cross-country skiing
  • bike trips

Members also take part in service projects, including:

  • assisting at the Buffalo Marathon’s first aid tent
  • participating in the region’s largest shoreline cleanup

The club frequently hosts pot-luck dinners and other gatherings to discuss wilderness medicine topics. In this collegial environment, members gain an in-depth understanding of the skills needed to deliver emergency care when medical support, back-up and facilities may be hours — if not days — away.

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