Student Interest Group (SIG) Registration
How To Establish a Student Interest Group (SIG)
The process is simple -- all the details follow below. First, download and fill out the SIG Registration forms,
which can be found in the
section of the
WMS SIG website
. The forms include:
· SIG Information Form.
· Student Membership Form (one for each SIG member who is joining the WMS) or Membership Roster
· Letter of Approval to be signed from your office of student affairs.
Your group will be activated when the forms and dues payments for all of your members are received. It will take
at least six weeks for the WMS to process your application. Please contact the WMS Student Representative at
with any questions regarding activation of SIG status or memberships. Forms and dues can
be mailed to the following address:
Wilderness Medical Society
5390 N. Academy Blvd Suite 310
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
· One hardcopy subscription to Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, the Peer-reviewed journal published
quarterly by the WMS. This subscription will be sent to the SIG leader, who is expected to make it available
to all members.
· Wilderness Medicine Newsletter: A quarterly newsletter describing the activities of the society and additional
wilderness medicine features. Each dues paying member of the SIG will receive their own copy of the
· WMS Practice Guidelines: Official statements of the WMS related to best methods of handling wilderness
related trauma, illness, or environmental injury. Each dues paying member of the SIG will receive their own
copy of the Practice Guidelines.
· Discounts on WMS gear and books.
· Waiver of the conference fee for one member of the SIG to attend a WMS sponsored educational conference.
Remaining members may attend at a reduced rate.
· Access to the WMS website. One login/password will be provided for all members to use.
A Student Interest Group may be established by any group of students enrolled in an approved educational
program in pursuit of a degree or certification related to the health sciences. This includes Medical Doctor, Doctor
of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Physician's Assistant, Nursing Degree, Master of Health
Sciences and Master of Public Health. SIG's must be approved by the students' University through the Dean of
Student Affairs or similar authority. Students who are not pursuing one of the above listed degrees may petition
the Wilderness Medical Society to establish an SIG, subject to approval by the WMS Executive Director. There
are three tiers of SIG membership: Active SIGs, Inactive SIGs and Pending SIGs.