The Office of Wilderness Medicine serves as a premier resource for Wilderness Medicine Training of medical professionals and lay persons in Alabama and the Southeast.  The office offers a Wilderness Medicine Educational Track in which interested EM residents may gain additional training and experience in the field.  It allows residents the opportunity to align their educational interests, scholarly research and administrative projects within the field of Wilderness Medicine.  Gaining significant additional training and experience in the field, these residents will have the opportunity to work towards Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine offered by the Wilderness Medical Society.  Research, community outreach, medical student education, and Advanced Wilderness Life Support programs are all within the purview of the Office.  The Wilderness Medicine program is directed by Walter Schrading, MD, FACEP, FAWM who has extensive experience teaching in the field.