Professional Outdoor Medical Educators

A non-profit professional wilderness medical educator group, meeting a higher standard, helping interested students find classes and making recertification easier.

This professional Guild is composed of five schools whose directors are the majority of the members of the Wilderness Medical Educators collaboration that have created the nationally published, peer reviewed WFA-SOP, WFR-SOP and have done significant work on a WAFA-SOP standard. They all were part of the writing group that started the SOP projects at a Keystone WMS meeting in 1999. POME's purpose is to assist students in their Wilderness Medicine education by providing a forum of cooperative, high standard schools. Our first project was to make offering and obtaining a California Epinephrine delivery certificate easy and affordable to Wilderness Medicine students of the five member schools. All five schools exceed the original quality guidelines for recommended Wilderness Medicine Schools developed and publicly presented at a WMS meeting in Colorado in the late 1990's when POME was founded.