- By Dana Sparks
Helping Others Heal: A walk on the wild side
Physicians can find themselves having to provide emergency medical care without today’s technology in a variety of situations — from recreation to disaster relief.
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine launched a Wilderness and Austere Medicine selective to teach students how to provide care for individuals injured in resource-limited and diverse environmental conditions.
A unique component of the medical school’s individualized learning is the 25 weeks of “selective” time protected within the first two years of school. Selectives allow students to explore both clinical and research interests. Students benefit from this independence, which allows them to refine their career goals and plans for the future. Read the rest of the article in Mayo Magazine.