A DIMM graduate is trained to care for injuries and illness in alpine settings and to provide advice and direction to mitigate or preempt medical problems in mountain environments. A graduate of both the Winter and Summer CSMM modules receives a Diploma in Mountain Medicine from ICAR/UIAA and CME credits awarded by the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.

The program starts with pre-course work assignments, we then have two days in class, followed by four training days in the mountains. Evaluation of candidates is continuous and periodic constructive/ success oriented feedback will be frequent.

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September 2018 TBA

Diploma Requirements

We have between 8 and 15 students per class. We have a number of instructors for lectures and small group discussions. The mountaineering and climbing sessions are led by our lead mountain guide who is a fully certified international Mountain Guide; IFMGA/UIAGM, (the International Federation of Mountain Guiding Associations) as well as a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). We aim for a 5:1 student / guide ratio and similar for small group sessions with instructors, but sometimes we have 2 instructors per session.

There are 2 assignments that must be completed prior to each module. Each assignment requires approximately 30-40 hours of self-study/research time for completion. There is one mandatory textbook and each student is responsible for his/her own personal gear (harness, belay device, prusiks, climbing/mountaineering foot ware, crampons, axe, helmet, skis with touring bindings, skins, ski touring boots (or telemarking equipment if capable), avalanche beacon, probe, shovel, compass etc).

Students are expected to have some climbing, mountaineering, skiing skills prior to taking the course. Ropes are provided by us. Students are responsible for their travel to/from the course location.

The DiMM course modules are geared to physicians, but we also accept Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Care Paramedics, but the material is taught to the physician level.

Diploma Requirements

In order to receive the diploma you must attend and pass the winter and summer modules, and have obtained passing grades on all the written assignments.

Registration is now Open

Fees & Module Information

$4,450 per module.

Course date: September 2018 TBA

THE FOLLOWING must be completed by May 31, 2017:

  • Applications and $100 non refundable application fee.
  • Course confirmation based on minimum student numbers will be decided by this date.
  • Early bird discounts are available.

FULL course payment DUE BY June 20, 2017

Fees include:

ALL Accommodation

At the course host hotel and/or remote mountain lodge or hut.

All transportation

To remote sites via helicopter, snow cat, snowmobile, etc. depending on the location.

Almost all Meals

Including breakfast, lunch and the dinners at the remote lodge or hut locations. Dinners while at the hotel are not included.

Early Bird Discounts

Super! Saver+ Discounts When you pay in full by May 31, 2017
$3000
SUPER! Saver+ Discounts When you pay in full by May 31, 2017
$3950
Saver Discounts When you pay in full by June 15, 2017
$4200