Andes Mountain Guides Continuing Medical Education




Andes Mountain Guides has teamed up with the Himalayan Rescue Association, The Everest ER, and the Wilderness Medical Society to offer the best CME trips to the highest and most remote locations on Earth!




Aconcagua Mountain Medicine CME

Join Dr. Suzy Stokes of the Everest ER and the Himalayan Rescue Association, Mike Cooperstein and Juan Villagra owners of Andes Mountain Guides and our team of American and Argentine guides for the climb of a lifetime and receive 17 hours of AMA/PRA category 1 CME credits as well as FAWM credits from The Wilderness Medical Society in the process.

Aconcagua is one of the most sought after summits in the world because it is the highest point on the American continent and the tallest peak in the world outside of Asia. Rising 4,000 feet above the surrounding peaks, Aconcagua "The Stone Sentinal" dominates the rugged Andean landscape and is an awe inspiring place.











Kilimanjaro Jungle and Mountain Medicine CME

Join the best instructors from Adventure.MD, Ben Mattingly from Wild Med Expeditions, and guides from Andes Mountain Guides for a continuing medical education expedition to the roof of Africa, Kilimanjaro. One of the worlds 7 Summits.

Kilimanjaro is without a doubt one of the worlds great adventures. Climbing from Kilimanjaro’s rainforest to its glacier capped 19,340 foot summit is simply an amazing experience. If that isn't exciting enough we will cap our adventures off with an African Safari. Watch herds of wildebeest traverse the Serengeti, get up close with herds of elephant, watch zebras and giraffes run on the plain, and see some of the last remaining wild big cats stalk their prey. East Africa is one of the most enchanting places on earth. Learn the latest skills in wilderness and jungle medicine, gain new experience, meet other interesting doctors, and get 17 AMA/PRA Category 1 credits and 17 FAWM credits. What are you waiting for?







Chile Ski and Avalanche Level 1 CME

We've brought together the best instructors in wilderness and remote medicine as well as Mike Cooperstein, owner of Andes Mountain Guides and an American Avalanche Association certified instructor, to offer this one of a kind continuing medical education and avalanche lever 1 course. Ski the amazing snow of Portillo, Ski Arpa Snow Cat Skiing, La Parva, El Colorado, Valle Nevado, and our personal favorite Nevados de Chillan on this 12 day tour of Chile's best ski areas

Learn the latest skills in wilderness and remote medicine, as well as how to assess the winter snowpack, how to travel in avalanche terrain, and how to organize an effective avalanche rescue. Meet like minded physicians, ski a lot of powder, and receive 17 hours of category 1 CME credits as well as credits toward a Fellowship in Wilderness Medicine from the Wilderness Medical Society and earn a certification as a Level 1 avalanche practitioner (Usable toward a Diploma In Mountain Medicine with the WMS).






Raja Ampat Dive Medicine CME

Join Mike Cooperstein an SSI and PADI Instructor and Dive Medic (NBDHMT) as well as a Divers Alert Network Instructor and Physicians from the Wilderness Medical Society for an eleven-day dive and marine medicine CME to Raja Ampat, Indonesia, aboard one of the areas best liveaboards, Shakti.

Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an archipelago in the eastern most reaches of Indonesia, comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays and shools. Encompassing more than 9.8 million acres of land and sea including Cenderawasih Bay, the largest marine national park in Indonesia, it is home to over 1,050 diverse fish species, 537 coral species, and 699 mollusc species, Raja Ampat is considered by many divers to have the richest composition of sea life anywhere in the world and should be on any divers bucket list. Swim with gigantic schools of fish, white-tip and black-tip reef sharks, walking sharks, wobbegong sharks, manta rays, marble rays, eagle rays, cuttlefish, octopi, nudibranches, yellowtail barracudas, sea turtles in untouched coral reefs. Learn about marine and dive medicine from the best in the business and get CME credits in the process.




Carstensz Pyramid Jungle and Mountain Medicine CME

Join Dr's from the Wilderness Medical Society, Mike Cooperstein owner of Andes Mountain Guides and our team of American and Indonesian guides for this amazing climb.

Puncak Jaya or Carstensz Pyramid at 4884 m (16,023 feet) is the highest mountain in Australia and Oceania and one of the seven summits of the world. Carstensz Pyramid is situated in west Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, which is the worlds second largest island. The journey to Carstensz Pyramid will take us from the beaches of Bali through the Papuan jungles to the rocky rocky summit of Carstensz. The climb, is mostly rock scrambling and fixed line travel, and entails some moderate roped rock climbing.

Scale the most exotic of the Seven Summits, venturing into a land rarely seen by the outside world, in an adventure through tropical forests, across bridges constructed of grasses, and past equatorial glaciers to the highest point of Oceania, learn the latest skills in Wilderness and Jungle Medicine, meet great people, and receive 17 hours of category 1 CME credits as well as credits toward a Fellowship in Wilderness Medicine from the Wilderness Medical Society.



Bhutan Dagala Trek

Join Dr's from the Everest ER and the Himalayan Rescue Association and Mike Cooperstein of Andes Mountain Guides for a CME conference in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and receive 16 hours of AMA/PRA category 1 CME credits in the process.

Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is no ordinary place. It is a kingdom replete with myths and legends, where the best of traditional cultures thrive and mountains dominate the skyline.




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