Wilderness & Expedition Medicine Fellowship

Contact: Lisa Williams, Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 315 464-6194
Email: williaml@upstate.edu

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New to SUNY Upstate starting July 2011 is the Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Fellowship, which is one of only a handful of such fellowships offered in the United States. The program offers emergency physicians specialized training in order to gain the education, independence and leadership required to deliver high-quality, situationally-appropriate medical care in the world’s most austere environments. The fellow will be exposed to illness and injury common in the wilderness or expedition environment and will be given opportunities to gain operational comfort and competence while taking on the role of a medical director for outdoor endurance events, search and rescue teams, and commercial expeditions. All activities are grounded by a didactic backbone, relevant research activity and local and national conference attendance.

In order to initiate the application process, please send a copy of your letter of interest and your current CV by either email at williaml@upstate.edu or mail to:

Wilderness & Expedition Medicine Fellowship
Department of Emergency Medicine
c/o Lisa Willams
EMSTAT Center
550 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

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  • Gain operational comfort and competence through medical direction at outdoor endurance events, search and rescue activites and commercial expeditions.
  • Use dedicated research time to advance the science of wilderness medicine.
  • Learn in our academic Emergency Medicine Department with sister fellowships in EMS & Disaster Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine and Toxicolgy.
  • Earn your FAWM using travel funds provided to become part of the larger Wilderness Medicine community.
Jeremy Joslin, MD

Jeremy Joslin, MD, FAWM
Fellowship Director
Wilderness & Expedition Medicine

Wilderness & Expedition Medicine Fellowship Stats
  • Fellowship Length: 1 year
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Salary: Up to $80,000 + benefits; additional departmental hours of moonlighting may be available with permission
  • Conferences: Financial support for the annual WMS meeting; other pertinent conferences considered
  • As an Attending Physician, 5-6 clinical shifts per month in our level 1 Trauma and Academic Emergency Department
  • Office, research and support staff provided