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Extreme Medicine Certificate

Through its partnerships and relationships with extreme medicine organizations, space, and faculty with the experience and certification in tropical, mountain, artic, marine, desert, and jungle medicine, the UTMB Extreme Medicine Certificate provides an introduction to medicine in austere environments geared towards health care providers with basic medical backgrounds.  Participants are taught the skills necessary for work or recreation in extreme environments.

A baccalaureate degree and medical background such as an Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Medical Student or Physician is a prerequisite for certification.

  • 14 Credit Hours
  • Aerospace and Environmental Medicine
  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support
  • Foundations in Extreme Medicine
  • Field Experience in one of the following: Desert, Marine, or Tropical Medicine

Certificate Application

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Educational Objectives
  • Identify environmental hazards and emerging health threats related to traveling and working in an extreme or austere environment
  • Understand travel-related diseases and vector-borne illnesses and explain mitigation strategies for global travelers
  • Develop pre-hospital trauma assessment/stabilization skills for austere environments and
  • Gain hands-on experience through immersion in each of the major extreme environments


Preventive Medicine Residency Programs
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1110

Phone: (409) (409) 747-6131
Email: aerospace.med@utmb.edu

small_pinkstonBrian Pinkston, MD, MPH
Co-Director, Extreme Medicine
(409) 747-6131
small_lowryCheryl Lowry, MD, MPH
Co-Director, Extreme Medicine
(409) 747-6131
Rachel FowlerRachel Fowler, BS
Administrative Associate
(409) 747-6131