Nepalese Diploma in Mountain Medicine is a post graduate course run by Mountain Medicine Society of Nepal (MMSN). This course is approved by the Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisime(UIAA) , International Society of Mountain Medicine (ISMM) and International Commission for Alpine Rescue(IKAR).
In Oct-Nov 2010, a feasibility study for the Diploma was done in Kathmandu and the Khumbu region of Nepal with support from the Medex. Potential sites were visited in person and a report was presented to the local and international stakeholders. Following this, a straight 4 weeks curriculum was developed.
The pilot course was successfully conducted in November-December, 2011. The first week of the course was organized in Kathmandu and the remaining three weeks in Thame valley of the Everest region. Recently, we successfully completed our second course in Nov-December, 2012. If you are interested for the course on 2013, please send us an email and we will keep you posted of the application status.
Besides the theoretical part, the diploma encompasses practical hands on skills on rope techniques, surviving skills, rescue techniques, practical traumatology and practical advice from the international instructors. Qualified instructors and mountain guides deliver the course in English.
The main aim of this course is to train Nepalese doctors along with international doctors in the home country with syllabus tailored to suit the local needs without compromising the international standards.
The Nepalese Diploma is supported by the Medical Expeditions-UK, Swiss Society of Mountain Medicine, Austrian Society of Mountain Medicine, German Society of Mountain Medicine (BExMED), Swiss Alpine Club, Alpine Club-UK, Porters Progress UK, and many other individuals and organizations.