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.
I grew up in a suburb of Mumbai, India, and today live in another which is surrounded by thick woods which have a couple of bouldering sites. I've been hiking & rock climbing since college days, and have been part of a few peak climbing expeditions in the Himalaya. From 2000 until 2013, I was a NOLS instructor, working a couple of courses per year. I have also run an adventure travel company, which gave me a chance to visit various Himalayan regions! Since 2000 I have been facilitating outdoor management development programs for business organizations and now also offer consultancy to outdoor & experiential education organisations in areas like programme content, risk management and staff training. With the purpose of enhancing safe practices in the outdoors in India, a few of us in Mumbai have started some initiatives in the form of training platforms, forums for increasing public awareness and appropriate interaction with government authorities. In my spare time, I try photography and sketching – have illustrated a book in the past!
“Teaching for Aerie is very satisfying because I can actually experience words like commitment and compassion in its functioning; a good balance between earnestness to teach, learn, and laugh!”
— Shantanu Pandit– Instructor