Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine

The FAWM is awarded by the Wilderness Medical Society to medical professionals who demonstrate profound levels of expertise in wilderness, remote and expedition medicine.

The Fellowship is open to all medical professionals from EMT and higher.

This course has been approved for Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) credits through the Wilderness Medical Society. Actual credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history.

Tropical Travel and Expedition Medical Skills

Intensive Care for Austere and Remote Environments

Austere and Prehospital Ultrasound

Remote Medical Life Support


How to earn the FAWM?

To become a Fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, a candidate must accumulate a minimum of 100 total credits according to the following table through participation in eligible, credit-scored activities and accumulation of relevant experience:

Minimum Points Needed Maximum Points Allowed
Core Credits 55* 70
Electives 5 10
Experience Report 20


Candidates must complete a minimum of 55 to a maximum of 70 credits from the list of required topics and earn a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 10 credits from the elective topics. So the total credits earned towards the core curriculum total is 60-80. To reward candidates credit for Wilderness Medical Experience other than attendance at reviewed events, completion of the Experience Report provides up to 40 credits. Each candidate must accumulate at least 20 credits from the Experience Report. The report reflects the candidate’s experience in the following six categories:

  • Board Certification & Conference Attendance
  • Publishing & Research
  • Volunteer Teaching
  • Public Service
  • Practice
  • Service to WMS
More information on the WMS.org website

WMS FAWM Brochure