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Medical News & Perspectives
May 1, 2019

A Day in the Life: Adventures of a Wilderness Medicine Physician

JAMA. 2019;321(19):1858-1859. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.2950

It's 10 am on a beautiful Monday in January, and Scott McIntosh, MD, is starting a shift on ski patrol in Little Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City after finishing a conference call. He works about 10 ski patrol shifts a year as part of his responsibilities as an associate professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah Medical Center. Trained in wilderness medicine, McIntosh is well equipped to support local organizations that provide rescue and emergency medical services for skiers and snowboarders.

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