Center for Disaster Medicine
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: (505) 272-6240
The following educational opportunities are offered by the Center for Disaster Medicine.
The CDLS course is a 3.5 hour competency based, awareness-level course that introduces clinical and public health concepts and principles for the management of disasters and public health emergencies in New Mexico. The course incorporates the “all-hazards” approach to personal, institutional, and community disaster management through the use of two unique mnemonics, the PRE-DISASTER Paradigm™ (which applies to event recognition, response, and recovery). The overarching aim of the CDLS Course is to provide participants from diverse professions, disciplines, and backgrounds with a common lexicon, vocabulary, and knowledge in disaster-related medicine and public health.
The UNM Center for Disaster Medicine provides presentations on various topics in emergency preparedness and disaster medicine for small or large groups of healthcare providers, volunteers, university personnel, and community members. These presentations are given by CDM staff and faculty, as well as faculty from other divisions in the Health Sciences Center.
The four-week course emphasizes principles of disaster medicine and practicing medicine under austere conditions (wilderness/international/pre-hospital). This session will be offered September 16 thru October 13, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is offered as an elective to forth year medical students, residents and fellows in any specialty area. Applications for the 2013 course will be accepted beginning the last week in April. For more information please go to the Department of Emergency Medicine's Medical Student page: http://hsc.unm.edu/emermed/UNMStudentWebsite/UNMStudentWebsite2009.shtml
CDM also supports a two-year fellowship for physician training in the area of research and service in disaster medicine and pre-hospital care.
For information about these educational opportunities, or to request a course in your community, please call 505-272-6240. Or click on the links below for further training opportunities offered by NMDHS and NDMS.