After completing a SOLO Southeast wilderness medicine program, how do you keep your skills fresh? Not everyone works in the outdoors and so there are not always opportunities to practice. If you feel like challenging yourself and testing your outdoor and wilderness medicine skills, gather together 3 of your friends or co-workers and head to Fort Gordon, GA for the Southeast Medical Wilderness Adventure Race!
The Southeast Medical Wilderness Adventure Race (MedWAR) is a unique adventure race complete with questions and interactive, hands-on scenarios designed to test your academic and practical knowledge of wilderness medicine. The course can be quite challenging, testing competitors' skills in areas such as in orienteering, expedition preparation and planning, flatwater canoeing, mountain biking, hiking, climbing and running in addition to patient care! Teams consist of any four people with an interest in wilderness medicine, often a combination of healthcare professionals, emergency personnel, students of all varieties, and outdoor enthusiasts. Surely completing the course will be a reward in itself, but winning teams will be awarded prizes.
If you are part of a search and rescue team, a wilderness medical team or just want to challenge yourself, this race is sure to provide a test of your skills and build your strength as a team! If you are a medical professional, CME credits can be earned at the event. For more information on MedWAR, click here.