AWLS certification is appropriate for any licensed medical professional or medical professional in training who has an interest in wilderness activities. Our graduates include outdoor enthusiasts, expedition participants, military medical personnel, wilderness medicine academicians, and Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship candidates. Prior participants were GP’s, Emergency Physicans, Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Military Physicians and many others.
The mission of AWLS is to create competence in medical professionals, enabling them to prevent and effectively manage emergency medical situations outside traditional medical facilities.
The Advanced Wilderness Life Support certification course was originally developed at the University of Utah School of Medicine and has grown significantly since its creation in 1997. The increasing demand for certification resulted in the spread of course providers to Africa, South America, New Zealand and The Netherlands. For more information www.awls.org
There are 30 available places for this course.