Northeastern University & World Extreme Medicine Launch Graduate Certificate

25 April 2023

We’re excited to share that World Extreme Medicine and Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, have joined forces to bring you a Graduate Certificate in Extreme Medicine. As leaders in the field, we’re thrilled to offer our world-renowned training within the USA, and to launch an innovative program designed to help healthcare and public health professionals tackle the toughest challenges in extreme and austere environments.

The graduate Certificate in Extreme Medicine at Northeastern’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, is designed for a range of healthcare and public health professionals including doctors, nurses, paramedics, physician assistants, dentists, psychologists, and physical therapists with an interest in the diverse and critical field of extreme medicine. The program will develop core competence in such areas as crisis resource management, human factors in austere environments and the efficiency of highly skilled teams, as well as the theory and ethics of care in humanitarian crises.

It also includes optional experiential courses that explore the boundaries of austere and expedition medicine in partnership with World Extreme Medicine. These intensive modules to gain extra credits include practical courses covering Cold Weather and Expedition Medicine, Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, Humanitarian Medicine, Human Factors and Situational Awareness and Tactical Operations.

Stephen Wood, Program Director at Northeastern, says:

“This new graduate qualification is for medical professionals who want to push the boundaries of their career and explore the challenges of practising in some of the most extreme and challenging environments on the planet. The core didactic program is augmented by several electives; we are excited to deliver these modules and this pioneering program in partnership with World Extreme Medicine.”

Applicants for the graduate certificate should hold a baccalaureate degree or equivalent, preferably in a healthcare-related or similar field.

→ Apply for the Graduate Certificate in Extreme Medicine at Northeastern University, in partnership with World Extreme Medicine.

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