Watch the Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus video

By NOLS

Mar 22, 2013


Completed in the fall of 2012, the Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus provides classrooms, practice fields, residences and dining facilities for WMI students and instructors. With over twenty years of experience, we know what attributes a state of the art wilderness medicine facility should have, and ours is specifically crafted to aid in the delivery of the very best wilderness medicine training.

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NOLS is a nonprofit global wilderness school that seeks to help you step forward boldly as a leader.

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