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Extreme Medicine Certificate

August 2019 Enrollment

Through its partnerships and relationships with extreme medicine organizations, space, and faculty with the experience and certification in tropical, mountain, artic, marine, desert, and jungle medicine, the UTMB Extreme Medicine Certificate provides an introduction to medicine in austere environments geared towards health care providers with basic medical backgrounds.  Participants are taught the skills necessary for work or recreation in extreme environments.

A baccalaureate degree and medical background such as an Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Medical Student or Physician is a prerequisite for certification.

Curriculum
  • 14 Credit Hours
  • Aerospace and Environmental Medicine
  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support
  • Foundations in Extreme Medicine
  • Field Experience in one of the following: Desert, Marine, or Tropical Medicine
Educational Objectives
  • Identify environmental hazards and emerging health threats related to traveling and working in an extreme or austere environment
  • Understand travel-related diseases and vector-borne illnesses and explain mitigation strategies for global travelers
  • Develop pre-hospital trauma assessment/stabilization skills for austere environments and
  • Gain hands-on experience through immersion in each of the major extreme environments
Coming Soon! Master of Science in Extreme Medicine


Contacts

Preventive Medicine Residency Programs
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1110

Phone: (409) 772-5845
Email: aerospace.med@utmb.edu

small_lowryCheryl Lowry, MD, MPH
Director,
Aerospace Medicine Residency
R. Yvette Schulz_smR. Yvette Schulz
Program Manager
Preventive Medicine Residency Programs