Wilderness Emergency Medicine

A 3-credit class (AVS 208) in partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine

June 3 – 12, 2018 on the SUNY Adirondack Campus, Queensbury, NY

CRN: 5832

For students interested in emergency medicine and want an experience outside of the normal pre-med track. Learn from University of Colorado School of Medicine physicians in the heart of the Adirondacks.

This is a comprehensive, 3-credit, 9-day introductory course in emergency and wilderness medicine. Classes are taught by University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty and physicians. At the end of this course, students will have learned the basics of emergency medicine and valuable skills in preventing, assessing and treating wilderness, rural and austere setting medical crises. The class provides hands-on learning experiences that are crucial for any student interested in applying to a health-professions school. Additionally, students receive guidance from med school faculty regarding admissions processes and career paths. Students will also earn CPR and Wilderness First Responder certification. 

Course Includes:

  • 9 days of instruction on the SUNY Adirondack campus taught by University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty and physicians
  • Residence in the modern SUNY Adirondack Residence Hall
  • Breakfast and lunch at the College’s Student Center, which offers extensive options and can cater to specialized diets, each day of the program, with a class dinner on June 11
  • CPR and Wilderness First Responder Certification
  • All essential gear and supplies
  • Invaluable exposure to emergency and wilderness medicine

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Recent graduates who are interested in medical school
  • Current pre-med students seeking an alternative pre-med course
  • Outdoor enthusiasts, guides and volunteers

Course Costs:

The Wilderness Emergency Medicine course requires significant fees in addition to tuition. These are outlined below. These fees are payable to the College’s Faculty Student Association and are subject to their own refund and course withdrawal policy, outlined herein. Course Costs subject to the SUNY Adirondack Liability Schedule (available at: http://www.sunyacc.edu/refund-policy):

  • SUNY Adirondack Tuition & Fees (NYS residents): $625
  • SUNY Adirondack Tuition & Fees (non-NYS residents): $1,184
  • Room & Board: $645
  • Univ. of Colorado Lab Costs: $1,950
  • Total Cost (NYS resident): $3,220 
  • Total Cost (non-NYS resident): $3,779 

Registration Checklist:

  1. Fill out SUNY Adirondack Non-Matriculated Application Form along with a copy of government-issued photo ID and submit to SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education (registrations will be processed starting March 5, 2018)
  2. Fill out Room & Board form and Additional fees form and submit to SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education
  3. Submit payment for Additional Fees to SUNY Adirondack FSA
  4. Submit payment for tuition and fees to SUNY Adirondack

How to Make Payment for Additional Fees:

Payment for the $2595 in Additional Fees must be made to the SUNY Adirondack Faculty Student Association by check or by credit card payment over the phone. 

  • Check for $2595 made out to the SUNY Adirondack FSA.
  • Credit Card payment for $2595 can be made by calling 518.681.5610 after your registration is mailed.​

How to submit your registration forms:

  • PDF documents can be emailed to conted@sunyacc.edu
  • Forms can be faxed to 518.743.2318
  • Forms can be mailed to: Office of Continuing Education SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804

Room & Board Information: 

All students participating in this program will be afforded single rooms with a private bathroom in a suite setting (2 students/suite) in the SUNY Adirondack Residence Hall. The Residence Hall was built in 2013 and houses a state-of-the-art fitness facility, accessible to program participants. More information about the Residence Hall

The College’s picturesque 140+ acre campus boasts stunning views of the Adirondack Mountains and overlooks bucolic Washington County. Participants have access to the outdoor recreation areas and walking trails on campus. It is a short commute to many local attractions. 

Arrival: June 3rd, check-in starts at 12:00 pm noon

Departure: June 12th, check-out completed by 4:00 pm

Basic linens will be provided. There are no kitchen or food preparation or storage facilities available in the residence hall. Coin-operated laundry is available.

Date of Withdrawal Amount of Additional Fees Refunded:

  • Before March 6, 2018: 100%
  • March 11 – March 30, 2018: 75%
  • March 31 – April 20, 2018: 50%
  • April 21 – May 3, 2018: 25%
  • After May 3, 2018: None

The liability is determined by the date the student processes a Drop/Add or Withdrawal form at the Registrar’s Office. For additional information, please visit: http://www.sunyacc.edu/admissionscost/registrars-office