The Diploma in Mountain Medicine course includes nearly 200 hours of didactic and practical training in mountain rescue. Students gain a thorough understanding of commonly encountered wilderness pathologies and spend hours simulating complex patient care in extreme environments and difficult terrain. This training equips health professionals with the knowledge and skills to adapt their medical practices to the mountains. Students are held to a high standard, and are expected to demonstrate through written and practical examinations both understanding of didactics and competency performing rope rescue skills. Students leave ready to become technical and medical leaders for rescue teams around the globe.
Our partner Strike Rescue supports the advancement of our technical rope rescue course components through research, education and curriculum development. Strike Rescue's founder is a member of our faculty and an IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association) and AMGA certified mountain guide.
Our program is accredited by the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA), International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR) and the International Society for Mountain Medicine (ISMM). Per this accreditation, each successful graduate will receive an internationally recognized Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DIMM).
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This option appeals to the active professional who hopes to continue their work while earning a Diploma in Mountain Medicine. This course is divided into 2 components:
Starting in 2016/2017, we will have one program that will begin with part 1 in the Summer and finish with Part 2 in the Winter, and another course that will begin with part 1 in the Winter and finish with Part 2 in the Summer. This will give students the option of starting in either the Summer or the Winter.
Students must attend both a Summer and a Winter session to complete the DiMM. Students will have 4 years from their first session to complete the DiMM
For those hoping to attend our session during a typical university style schedule
Our semester program begins each August. Please contact us by March 31st of the same year if you are interested in this format. E-mail us to inquire.