Earn CME Credits in Haiti

For Medical Mission Volunteers joining us in Verrettes, we offer up to 16 hours of AMA Category 1 CME at a cost of $245 per person, per trip. For upcoming trips, click here.

                  All volunteer travelers are
                 encouraged to review our suggested reading list. These
 books offer rich insights into the people, customs, culture, and history of Haiti, as well as expert practical application of Wilderness Medicine.  
View the list here.

ACCME ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Wilderness Medical Society and Medical
Student Missions. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA ACCREDITATION: The Wilderness Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 26 hours of AMA PRA
Category 1 Credits TM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Our CME faculty is comprised of three Wilderness Medicine experts, with lectures and workshops typically held at the State University Henri Christophe Medical School.

Brad L. Bennett, Ph.D., NREMT-P, FAWM

Captain, US Navy (Ret.)


Brad is an applied physiologist who spent 27 years in the U.S. Navy conducting biomedical research, development, and medical education & training.  He also has an extensive background in prehospital emergency medicine with experiences as an street EMT, paramedic, SWAT/tactical medic, Search and Rescue member and a wilderness EMT.  He has served on the Medical Adviser Board to the former Wilderness Medical Institute, Pitkin, CO and as a part-time instructor with SOLO Wilderness and Emergency Medicine, Conway, NH. Dr. Bennett served as an Assistant Professor and Vice Chairman, Military and Emergency Medicine Department, Uniformed Services University (USU) of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. During his seven years on faculty at USU he started the third Wilderness Medicine Student Interest Group sponsored by the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS).  Currently Dr. Bennett serves a Section Editor, Editorial Board, Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, and is immediate past Editor (2001- 2010), Education Lecture Series, WMS.  He serves on the Board of Directors as the Medical Officer, Tidewater Search & Rescue, Norfolk, VA. Brad currently resides on the York River in Bena, Virginia, and is often found kayaking or boating on the river.

Christopher Van Tilburg, MD


Dr. Christopher Van Tilburg is medical director of Providence Occupational and Travel Medicine in Hood River, Oregon, and a staff physician in both Emergency and Mountain Emergency Departments. He has two decades experience in medical relief and mountain rescue. Currently he serves as medical advisor to Hood River Crag Rats mountain rescue team and a member of Mountain Rescue Association Medical Committee.


He is author of 10 books including Mountain Rescue Doctor: Wilderness Medicine in the Extremes of Nature (St. Martins, 2007) and Adrenaline Junkie’s Bucket List: 100 Extreme Outdoor Adventures to do Before You Die. His serves as Editor-in-Chief of Travel Medicine News and editor emeritus of Wilderness Medicine.  He is lead author of Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines on Avalanche Prevention, Rescue, and Resuscitation.


He has taught travel and wilderness medicine courses in Haiti, Bhutan, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Tanzania, Nepal, Vietnam, and the Alps. He is veteran of four medical relief trips to Haiti and one to Ecuador. His most recent publication is “Controversies in Medical Aid to Developing Countries: Balancing Help and Harm."

William W. Forgey, M.D., CCHP


William W. Forgey, M.D., CCHP, is a Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society. The author of over 30 published books with his third book being Wilderness Medicine in 1979. Dr. Forgey is currently the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid National Task Force Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (www.iamat.org).  He edited three editions of the published Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines. He holds national awards from the Wilderness Medical Society, the Wilderness Education Association, the Student Conservation Association, and was honored as the Alpha-Omega-Alpha Volunteer Teacher of the Year in 2000 by the Indiana University School of Medicine.