The course was established to develop a critical mass of Nepalese doctors trained in mountain medicine who would work in high altitude areas of Nepal. So, the course fee is heavily subsidized to Nepalese participants so that they are able to afford the training of international standard in their home country.
On top of the already existing highly subsidized fees, deserving and qualified Nepalese candidates can apply for full or partial scholarships for the training. You should include in your application and motivation letter on why you want to be considered for additional scholarships.Rachel Burke Scholarships:
In memory of Rachel Burke who died on the slopes of Everest from altitude illness, we offer Rachel Burke Scholarship in collaboration with the International Porters Protection Group (IPPG). This scholarship will pay for the Diploma in mountain medicine training of one Nepalese doctor who will in return spend around 6 weeks at the IPPG High Altitude Aid Post in Gokyo region of Nepal. This scholarship and the resulting training of native Nepalese doctor is expected to result in the dissemination of their knowledge to guides and porters and reduce the chances of more tragedies occurring in the Nepalese mountains. Diploma in Mountain Medicine is awarded only after completing the course and spending required time at the Aid post. If you want to apply for this scholarships, please include in your motivation letter on why you want to be considered for this scholarships.https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/rachelburke1?page=3
Past recipients of Rachel Burke Scholarships: Dr Santosh Baniya, Dr Utsav Joshi and Dr Prakash KharelWomen in Mountain Medicine Scholarships:
Women in Mountain Medicine Scholarships was started from 2019 with the financial support raised by Dr. Suzy Stokes. A few selected candidates from Nepal will be awarded either a full or partial scholarships towards their Diploma in Mountain Medicine course after reviewing their motivation letter, application and an essay. If you want to apply for this scholarships, please include in your application letter on why you want to be considered for this scholarships.