Our mission is to provide affordable and practical medical education to outdoor adventurers through hands-on experiences.
Blue Ridge Adventure Medicine works to provide medical education and adventure learning opportunities to within the southeast and to providers living and working in the southeast. We work closely with the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Programs in the region at Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic, Wake Forest and Medical College of GA at Augusta University. Our current projects include: Southeastern Student Wilderness Medicine Conference, Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED Courses, Advanced Wilderness Life Support, Swift Water Rescue courses, High Angle and Swift Water rescue for the WMS Student/Resident Elective and VT-Carilion Elective, Bonaire Dive Medicine Trip, Ausangate Peru High Altitude and WFA trip, Everest Basecamp and Altitude Medicine Rotation, and Resident WM Weekend learning opportunities. Many of our instructors are leaders, researchers and teachers in the field of wilderness medicine.
Blue Ridge Adventure Medicine is an organization created in 2012 to fill a need for high quality affordable wilderness medicine education in the Southeast. The founders felt after hosting the 5th Annual Student Conference that there remained a need for more interactive and hands-on courses with scenario-based learning in the region. Blue Ridge Adventure Medicine is an effort to fill that void in the Southeast. We offer a variety of general and activity specific wilderness medicine courses which can be tailored to multiple ability levels from the healthcare provider in the wilderness to the outdoor enthusiast with no prior medical knowledge. In 2014, we changed from an LLC to a nonprofit group as this was more inline with our mission.