Continuing Medical Education in Peru
This Continuing Medical Education (CME) class in Wilderness and Travel Medicine while exploring Lima, 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 you’ll have a quick afternoon to explore Machu Picchu, returning the following day to thoroughly appreciate this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Center.
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 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
- Patient Assessment
- Wilderness Dermatology
- Wilderness Pediatrics
CME ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
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 providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness and Travel Medicine. The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Arrive in Lima. Overnight at AC Hotel Lima Miraflores. (No meals included)
Lima’s history through time with an historian. Welcome dinner at a special restaurant. (B)
Fly to Cusco & city walking tour. (B)
Visit Sacsayhuaman, Awanacancha and Pisac. Dinner at Hacienda Huayoccari. (B & D)
Kayak and/or Stand-up paddleboard in Huaypo lake with outdoor picnic lunch. Visit Moray and transfer to hotel. (B & L)
Begin hiking the Inca Trail! (B + L + D)
Pass through the incredible cloud forests of Yunkachimpa and Corralpunku. Hit 14,000 feet. (B + L + D)
Ascend the second pass – 13, 000 feet. (B + L + D)
Day 9 Reach the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu and enjoy a brief initial visit at the ruins. Overnight at the 5-star InkaTerra, Pueblo Hotel in the small town of Aguas Callientas. (B + L + D)
Day 10 In the morning, we take a bus up the twisty road back to Machu Picchu where we spend most of the day. In the late afternoon, we climb aboard a first-class train for a ride back to Cusco. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Lima. (B)
If you would like to come in early or stay late and spend more time in Lima or Cusco, we’re happy to help you organize and book lodging and activities.