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Cornell Wilderness & Environmental Medicine

Cornell Wilderness & Environmental Medicine is a collaboration between New York-Presbyterian Hospital Emergency Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Cornell Outdoor Education. Our goal is to apply the highest academic standards to education, research, and training in austere conditions.

Through student and resident electives, CME courses, EMS workshops, and research collaborations, we seek to broaden medical care beyond the walls of our institution. Our range of practice includes humanitarian disaster response, best practice field guidelines, and policy research of environmental degradation upon human health.

We also have a strong relationship with the recognized academic body in the field, the Wilderness Medical Society, as well as the Wilderness Medicine sections of ACEP and SAEM.

Medical Student and Resident Courses

The knowledge and skills of medical care in austere environments are relevant to both patients in the wilderness and in disaster settings; as well as to providers planning to work in global health or regional humanitarian medical response. Weill Cornell faculty who have taught medical student and resident electives in the past are currently working on other projects. Medical students or residents interested in enrolling in classes, conferences, or electives in wilderness and environmental medicine may visit the website for options. For additional information or questions, medical students or residents may contact the following faculty members in Emergency Medicine: Dr. Flavio Gaudio at Weill Cornell Medical Center and Dr. Christopher Tedeschi at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

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