After 22 years and over 20,000 graduates, Aerie is unique in the wilderness medicine training world: small enough to focus on individual students and large enough to be at the forefront of wilderness medicine worldwide, offering introductory courses through full Semesters in Wilderness Medicine.
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“As usual, you fully captured our attention with your combination of outstanding presentation skills and extensive knowledge of wilderness medicine.”
— Dr. Sara Newman, Captain, Director of Public Health, National Park Service
Semesters in Wilderness Medicine
Spring, Summer or Fall
Aerie's Semesters are the most comprehensive courses in the wilderness medicine field. Designed to prepare students for careers in medicine while providing them with the skills and certifications necessary for outdoor jobs, Aerie's three full Semester programs (Spring, in Costa Rica and Montana; Summer, in Montana; and Fall in Montana and the Indian Himalaya) offer 15 upper division credits and unparalleled learning.
Originally from New Mexico, Dara now lives in Missoula. She worked for the National Park Service doing wildlife biology, EMS, and SAR. Additionally, she has worked for manufacturing companies in Montana sewing bags, including Mystery Ranch and Goertzen Adventure Equipment. In January 2017, she began building the Aerie first aid kit bags. When she's not teaching for Aerie or at her sewing machine, you can find her riding bikes or running on trails in Missoula and dreaming about the desert.
“Teaching for Aerie and making gear are rewarding to me because it's tangible. Seeing students gain knowledge/skills that empower them is as perceptible as picking up and unzipping a finished bag.”
— Dara McDevitt – Instructor