UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine EMS Fellow Dr. Stephanie Trowbridge performs CPR while providing on-line medical direction for the resuscitation of a simulated drowning patient. Carilion Clinic Emergency Medicine Fellowship for PAs/NPs Fellow Amber Darnoc manages the airway while a paramedic prepares an IV.
Esse quam videri in Pisgah National Forest at the 2014 Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship Seminar-Summit weekend.
The Carolina Wilderness EMS Seminar was launched in 2014 to strong reviews, when it was delivered to every EMS Fellow in North Carolina save one. This innovative 8-hour course, nominated as one of the Journal of EMS “Top 10 EMS Innovations of 2014”, targets an audience of EMS Fellows and has three primary learning objectives:
1. Preparation for wilderness EMS portion of American Board of Emergency Medicine EMS board certification examination
2. Completion of wilderness EMS portion of ACGME EMS Fellowship requirements
3. Acquisition of wilderness EMS knowledge and skills using the Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship esse quam videri philosophy
This is the only wilderness medicine board preparation course of which we are aware specifically directed at EMS Fellows. In addition, the curriculum and format is appropriate for any healthcare provider interested in didactic (lecture-based) WEMS training or EM/EMS board preparation. The course is also intended to offer some of Hawk Ventures’ Externship training opportunities to a wider physician audience.
All 8 hours of the Seminar are, by design, didactic and classroom-based. The Seminar is intended to dovetail with the Carolina Wilderness EMS Summit, a 16-hour course which is entirely hands-on and field-based in Pisgah National Forest. The two are always offered in a single weekend: in 2020, the Seminar will be offered September 18th and the Summit September 19-20th. Seminar students are encouraged to register simultaneously for the Summit, to get a more robust experience and for more extensive hands-on training in wilderness EMS.
Seth Collings Hawkins, MD, MFAWM, FACEP, FAEMS, MFAEG
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University
Dr. Hawkins is double-boarded in Emergency Medicine and EMS, and is the first physician ever awarded the title of Master Fellow by the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He is the lead author of the Wilderness EMS chapters in both Auerbach’s Wilderness Medicine 7e (2017) and the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)’s EMS: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight 2e (2015), and is the editor of Wilderness EMS (2018). He is a past Chair of the NAEMSP Wilderness EMS Committee and medical director of Burke County (NC) EMS, which fields the oldest WEMS team in North Carolina, as well as medical director of the NC State Parks system.
The Seminar will be held in the Foothills Higher Education Center, 2128 S. Sterling St, Morganton.
You can register for the Seminar in one of two ways:
1) download and complete the 2020 Seminar registration form and submit via US Mail with check or money order payment (2020 form not yet available, but 2019 CWEMS Seminar Registration Form available for reference).
2) download and complete the 2020 Seminar registration form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org and then submit payment via credit card through our Shop. (2020 form not yet available, but 2019 CWEMS Seminar Registration Form available for reference).
We also encourage you to simultaneously register for the Summit (click here to securely register for the Summit via our community college portal).
Attendance at the 2020 Carolina Wilderness EMS Seminar will earn a certificate of attendance. Based on prior years, it is expected Seminar students can also earn 8.5 credits towards Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine and 8 AMA Category 1 CME credits (both applications currently pending).