COVID-19 Notice
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Update on COVID-19 and the Fall Semester – Montana and India

April 25, 2020

Aerie Backcountry Medicine is closely monitoring developments of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and have the following updates regarding the Fall Semester in Wilderness Medicine.

Aerie has made the decision to hold the entire program in Western Montana and not send students and staff to India. While we realize that this significantly changes the experience of the program, we believe this is the safest way to provide a full Semester program. Students will still be able to earn all the professional certifications and all 15 University of Montana credits advertised for the Fall Semester program.

Aerie will be tracking travel guidelines from the CDC and working with our Medical Director, Dr. Greg Moore, to manage risk to our students and staff. For the Fall Semester program Aerie now allows for a refunded deposit whether or not the program runs as we understand that this is a dynamic situation.

Students have the following options if they choose not to participate in the 2020 Fall Semester:

  • Transfer registration to a 2021 Semester in Wilderness Medicine Program.
  • Students can enroll in a shortened program during which they could earn a W-EMT and Red Card for a discounted price.
  • Students can be refunded their deposit.

Please check back here for updates on the Fall Semester program and considerations pertaining to COVID-19.

See the 2020 Program Info Flier here

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