Mountain Medicine Seminar & Cultural Tour
” You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you”
~ John Bunyan
frequently asked questions
What distinguishes your programs from others?
Our programs were designed by world-class faculty who have had extensive experience in global health and international medicine. Our experience has been that healthcare professionals want to give back and make a difference in the world, yet the often don’t have the skills or even know where to begin. We design our courses so they are a mixture of education, hands-on skills and emersion in the local communities. Combining adventure travel and global health education is what we love to do!
Who will be the faculty on this course?
Faculty for the MedTreks Peru Course is: Dr. Phil and Ari Rasori, FNP. Dr. Rasori has been leading international medical CME trips all over the world for the past 30 years. This spring, he is returning to Peru and the heart of the Inca Empire. During the 1990s, he led many field seminars to this area. Ari Rasori is the medical director of the MedTreks Kenya program and has been leading the MedTreks programs since their inception.
Can I bring my loved one/family member on this trip?
Yes! This trip is designed so that the Mountain Medicine Seminar is mixed in with the cultural tour. The bulk portion of the Mountain Medical seminar will take place in the town of Ollantaytambo, which is a great mountain town to explore with lots of great food and shops. Those who do not want to participate in the Mountain Medical Seminar will be able to have a few day in this lovely little town.
Mountain Medicine Seminar
The Mountain Medicine seminar combines topics in travel medicine, wilderness medicine, global health and humanitarian medicine. This is a hands-on experience working with a local healthcare program of Peru. The idea is to help expand the scope of the public health services that this program provides, but also to equip the MedTreks participants to feel more confident in their skills and strategies when they global health work abroad in other regions. Our goal is to strengthen the global health workforce through collaboration, education and empowerment. Looking forward to having you join our mission.
What is your program model?
We are working to build healthcare capacity and create fun & engaging professional development for medical providers around the world. We provide opportunities for medical professionals to collaborate in cross-cultural settings. Our trips provide opportunities for networking in the Global Health arena while offering high-yield skills that professionals can use to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere.
This particular Mountain Medicine experience is in collaboration with Sacred Valley Health, a public health program that provides training for community health workers be more effective in their remote, mountain communities.
Can Nurses get CE’s for this Peru Experience?
Yes! There are 10 hours of Global Health & Mountain Medicine instruction throughout this 9 day cultural tour. This combines hands-on skills as well. Nurses will receive a certificate of course completion. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP16597 for 10 CEs.