This Continuing Medicine Education Class and adventure trip starts with the opportunity to climb the majestic peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, which towers above the plains of Africa, and claim one of the world’s “seven summits” — a lifelong dream of most every trekker.
We then move on to explore some of the world’s most scenic and remarkable wildlife paradises: an african safari to the famed Serengeti, the incomparable Ngorongoro Crater, and wildlife-rich Tarangire National Park in Africa.
Some of the incredible wildlife species that we commonly see on this trip are prides of lions, leopard, cheetah, elephants, hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeest, cape buffalo, gazelle, impalas, wild dogs, warthogs, baboons, incredible birdlife, and dozens of other species! Our local guides are experts at finding the wildlife and teaching natural history.
The indigenous people in this region — the Maasai — are colorful, warm, friendly, noble people who live in close harmony with the land. We will enjoy opportunities for genuine cultural interactions local Maasai people!
The Wilderness and Travel Medicine Classes take place each evening at the wonderful lodges where we stay during the wildlife safari.
WILDERNESS & TRAVEL MEDICINE CLASSES: COURSE INFORMATION
Accreditation 16.5 Hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
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.