I am pleased to relate that we have had another successful year at the Medical Wilderness Adventure Race series. This past March we sent a team of 3 EM-bound UMKC students (Jordann Dhuse, Maggie Kirwin, and Allie Reinbold) to the Mid-Atlantic MedWAR in Newport News, Virginia. The “HAPE Apes” ran a 15-mile race of orienteering, mountain biking, and canoeing, completing wilderness medicine scenarios and knowledge questions along the way, and came in 5th place out of over 20 teams. This is a tremendous accomplishment, and demonstration of the strength of our School of Medicine & EM Residency. Be sure to congratulate these future EM docs on representing us so well in competition!
Thomas Hindsley, MD