Everest Medical Expedition 2021

October 12, 2021 to October 30, 2021


Practicing physicians often have very little knowledge in the realm of Wilderness Medicine needed to provide optimal care in emergent situations. There are evidence gaps for low-quality recommendations in Wilderness Medicine clinical practice guidelines and for diagnosing and treating the following wilderness-related topics: high altitude sickness, high altitude pulmonary edema, high altitude cerebral edema, diarrhea, cold-induced injuries and hypothermia, water disinfection, mental health, ENT injuries, infectious diseases, musculoskeletal injuries, wound management and common medical problems.


This activity is intended for medical students, residents and practicing physicians who have an interest in Wilderness Medicine.


At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the ethical concerns about leaving people behind on Mount Everest.
  • Develop an organized, systemic method for approaching and assessing a patient in various wilderness settings.
  • Plan and improvise for unforeseen medical problems based on group size and type of activity.
  • Apply Wilderness Medicine to impromptu environments such as rural, humanitarian or mass casualty settings.


Lecture, Work Shop, and Role Play


Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/12/2021 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/30/2021 - 5:00pm CDT
Mount Everest
Mount Everest, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal


Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The presentation, The Ethics of Climbing Everest has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1.00 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics
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