The Wilderness Medical Society provides both educational and social opportunities for medical students. Together with emergency medicine residents and attending physicians, we organize quarterly skill-building workshops and scenario days to give students the opportunity to practice managing common wilderness medicine conditions, like anaphylaxis, burn injuries, and bone fractures, in low-resource settings. We also lead monthly wilderness trips for students to get outside and bond with one another while exploring the great outdoors in and around Nashville. In the last year, we have gone hiking, climbing, kayaking, spelunking, stand-up paddle-boarding, and even camping on a multi-day trip. With so many events to choose from and enjoy, over 200 medical students (half of the student body!) participate in our club's events each year. Even more importantly, thanks to subsidies from the medical school all of these events are offered at low to no cost for students!
If you enjoy the wilderness and medicine, Vandy WMS is the club for you! In addition to participating in our events, you can also become a leader in the club. From the event planning board to officer positions, there are many opportunities for leadership for students of every class in the medical school. We hope you enjoy a few snapshots from our past events, and we'd love to have you join us in the future!