Continuing Medical Education in Peru:
Machu Picchu – Inca Trail – Sacred Valley – Amazon Rainforest
This Continuing Medical Education (CME) class in Wilderness and Travel Medicine while hiking Peru’s Inca Trail and visiting Machu Picchu is a true classic that should be on every adventurer’s “to-do” list. It is difficult to describe the magnificence of Machu Picchu, a stone fortress city nestled below stunning peaks. It is perhaps the greatest mystery of the Inca Empire. The four-day trek on the Inca Trail to reach this pre-Columbian site is a pilgrimage through time. Beautiful Andean scenery, as well as cultural history, unfolds as we hike up and down steep stone staircases past ancient Inca outposts.
Our guides and porters will carry all of your gear and prepare delicious meals on the trail. After hiking the Inca Trail and exploring Machu Picchu, we’ll fly to the fabulous Reserva Amazonica Lodge on the Amazon River. Our naturalist guides will take us on interpretive journeys to the Amazon Rainforest’s incredibly diverse and beautiful ecosystem. Wilderness Medicine Continuing Medical Education seminars will typically take place in the afternoons between 5 and 7pm, before dinner is served.
WILDERNESS & TRAVEL MEDICINE CLASSES: COURSE INFORMATION
Accreditation – 16.5 Hours AMA PRA Category I
WILDERNESS MEDICINE COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES:
- Altitude Illness
- Heat Illness
- Travelers Illnesses
- Marine Envenomations
- Trauma Management
- Wilderness Orthopedics
- Water Disinfection
- Swiftwater Safety and Rescue
- Basic Wilderness Survival
- Wilderness Medical Kits
- Wound Management
- Wild Animal Attacks
- Patient Assessment
- Wilderness Dermatology
- Wilderness Pediatrics
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Wilderness Medical Society and Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This event is eligible for credit towards the Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. Candidates may review the credits here.