The Wilderness & International Medicine Program (WIMP) is pleased to have formal partnerships with a variety of organizations in the Lewiston-Auburn area. These partners share our interest in advancing the understanding and clinical use of wilderness medicine.
Our partners include:
Adventure Medical Consultants – Several local physicians have started a group which provides medical care at adventure races in New England. Residents may volunteer at these 1-4 day multi-sport wilderness races, where they will gain valuable experience in the logistics of race planning, medical team coverage, and hands-on clinical skills.
Lost Valley Ski Patrol – Lost Valley ski area is only six miles from CMMC. Residents may assist the Ski Patrol as Associate Patrols regardless of skiing/boarding experience. Individuals with more skiing/riding experience may take the toboggan exam and become full members of the National Ski Patrol (NSP). Residents are also involved taking and teaching the NSP first aid course, Outdoor Emergency Care.
Himalayan Health Exchange – Every year several of our residents join WIMP Faculty Advisor, Dr. Kenney, on an adventure to the Himalayas. This 3-week trip includes staffing a clinic to care for local populations, as well as a trek.
Wilderness Medical Associates – This is the premier company for courses in wilderness medicine! Residents in the WIMP take the Wilderness Advanced Life Support (WALS) course during their first year, and help teach this course in subsequent years.
Wilderness Medical Society – The WMS is dedicated to research, education, and clinical application of medical skills in wilderness environments. The CMMC FMR Wilderness & International Medicine Program maintains a formal alliance with the WMS as a Student Interest Group. This allows residents discounted memberships and conference registration. Through residency funds, WIMP residents will receive free WMS membership, a copy of the WMS Wilderness Medicine Practice Guidelines, a subscription to the Wilderness & Environmental Medicine Journal, and CME time to attend at least one WMS conference.