Wilderness Medicine Fellowship

Institution Application


Approval of an Emergency Medicine Wilderness Medicine Fellowship program is contingent upon a review of the institutional environment, current members of the faculty fellowship team, success of prior graduates (if applicable), and proposed curriculum for future fellows. The broad curriculum should be consistent with the previously published Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Curriculum expert consensus document published in Academic Emergency Medicine in 2014. Approved institutions must have an ACGME-approved emergency medicine residency program and evidence of strong support for wilderness medicine education and leadership development in place. They must demonstrate strong collaboration with Wilderness Medicine clinicians, educators, and researchers as well as with other clinical and expert services that supervise relevant clinical, technical outdoor/ rescue skills, and research experience. Institutions must meet the criteria as set forth in the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship RFA. Finally, scholarly activity of fellows is highly encouraged and programs must demonstrate access to mentorship in this area. 

  • Application fee is $400 for the first 3-year cycle. The renewal application fee is $500 and applications are approved for a 5-year period. Please make check payable to "SAEM" and reference "Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Application."
  • Checks can be mailed to: SAEM, 1111 East Touhy Ave, Suite 540, Des Plaines, IL 60018 or faxed using the credit card form [pdf] to (847) 813-5450.

Next Application Deadline: Ongoing

Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Application Form (.docx)

Fellow Registration

Fellow registration is not required.


Progress Reports

Annual Fellowship Evaluations are required of approved programs.

Report Deadline:  TBD


All applications, registration forms, and progress reports should be submitted electronically to grants@saem.org