It incorporates international medicine, global health, sports medicine, and military medicine.It incorporates an understanding of environmental factors, field management of illness, triage, evacuation, and survival skills. No experience is necessary for any program; however you are expected to be able to carry and lift at least 40 lbs.The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, is proud to offer the Costa Rica Pre-Med Wilderness & Emergency Medicine Course.The class focuses on wilderness and emergency medicine and is aimed at pre-med undergrads or recent graduates.In these cases, assistance in providing curriculum documentation will be provided.
WHAT: A comprehensive introductory course to Wilderness & Emergency Medicine, taught in the jungle and on the beach in beautiful Costa Rica.
It does not include personal clothing/gear, airfare to Costa Rica, departure tax ( at time of writing), medical/evacuation insurance (see below), any alcohol, or incidentals/activity expenditures accrued during limited free time.
We will meet students at the Juan Santamaría International Airport, Costa Rica’s main airport just outside the capital, San Jose, between 11 am and 1 pm on the first day of the class.
Please go to this website: where, on the top menu, you should select “Services”, then, on the left menu, select “Other Insurances” and, at the bottom of the page, select “Geo Blue Travel Insurance for Students and Faculty”.
Once in the Geo Blue website, the non CU students would select “Voyager / Single Trip” to generate a quote and purchase their trip insurance.
Three meals a day will be served at the lodge restaurant (see below for more information).