EMRA’s MedWAR (Medical Wilderness Adventure Race) combines wilderness medicine with adventure racing to create a unique event designed to teach and test wilderness survival and medical skills.  This event provides residents and medical students an opportunity for hands-on wilderness medicine experience. The best way to learn wilderness medicine is to get outside and practice. Participants are challenged to use their broad knowledge of wilderness medicine to handle a series of potential medical emergencies. Do you have what it takes to compete? 

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
San Diego, CA
October 4 : 8a - 5p

2018 EMRA MedWAR Teams

Team Name Program
MCG Emergency Medicine (2017 Champion)

Augusta University Medical Center

Aventura Avengers Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
The Figthing Mongeese St. Joseph's University Medical Center
The Grady Outdoors Emory University School of Medicine
Major Monteggia and the Tense Compartments Madigan Army Medical Center
Noble Savages Tulane School of Medicine
Rabid Ursa Major Stanford University Medical Center/Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
RocEm SockEM University of Rochester
UCONN PGY2 University of Connecticut

Sass Casualty Incident

University of California San Francisco - San Francisco General Hospital

Vue Crew NYU/Bellevue Medical Center
Wreck Em Tech Texas Tech University HSC

What Do Teams Bring?

Each team member must pack his/her backpack with food, water, and medical supplies anticipated for the competition. A list of required equipment will be sent to selected teams after the lottery drawing.

What Does EMRA Provide?

  • Transportation to and from the event. The bus picks up competitors at Marriott Marquis Hotel
  • Post-event meal

How to Help

Volunteers help make EMRA MedWAR a success.  We are always looking for volunteers to do anything from making sure food gets to competitors to proctoring scenarios to being a "victim".  

2018 MedWAR Sponsors