Wilderness medicine (WM) requires a unique skillset that allows emergency physicians the opportunity to provide improvised medical care. It continues to grow into a robust academic subspecialty. This has sparked interest medical student, residents and fellows eager to engage in opportunities and rotations in this field. In addition, increasing natural disasters and frequent humanitarian response needs, the incidence of improvised medical care is growing. WM education and research have continued to blossom, particularly in big cities where one may not intuitively think of this subspecialty thriving. This didactic aims to further academic initiatives in wilderness medicine as physicians develop their wilderness medicine skillset and niche throughout their career.