To fulfill longer elective requirements of certain medical schools, HHE now offers clinic work extension of 2-4 weeks on either end of an expedition to make it a total of 6-8 week international health rotation. Please contact us for more details.
June 6 – june 27, 2023
Tuan-Pimu La (Wilderness Medicine)
Learn and practice wilderness medicine skills in one of the most scenic and awe-inspiring sites of the Western Himalayas. This is a 3-week, high altitude, ‘base camp style’ expedition that includes a 4-day, self-contained trek to an elevation of 15,000 feet at the base of Pimu La Pass. Attend didactic sessions and instructions delivered by seasoned US-based physicians and local instructors. Practice experiential learning including evacuation on the trail while taking in the full force of this stunning wilderness.
Designed for physicians, residents and medical, allied health and pre-medical students who have an interest in global health, altitude & mountain medicine, travel medicine, or backcountry first aid and who are willing to accept challenges of living and working in a resource-poor environment.
June 25 – July 15, 2023
Pangi (Greater Himalayas)
july 14 – august 4, 2023
spiti (indo-tibetan borderland)
august 2-30, 2023
kargiakh (High altitude trek)
High altitude trek, wilderness camping, hands-on clinical experience, an introduction to emergency and wilderness medicine, field time, and scenic drives are all the elements that have been combined to make Kargiakh a challenging and offbeat elective experience. Team roster will consist of 20-25 residents, seasoned medical practitioners, and an international group of medical students at all levels of health sciences. Clinics will be organized in the Inner, Greater and Trans- Himalayan regions of north India. Hike 6 days over the 18,200 foot Phirtse La pass to cover 3 ancient settlements in Zanskar Valley. Experience a centuries-old culture inspired by religion and karma, and preserved in its purest form through present day.
Please read Iowa Medical Students Serve Remote Villagers in Ladakh, India
february 1-28, 2024
outer himalayas (winter camp)
During this 4-week travel, our team will hold clincis in remote villages, Tibetan settlements, monasteries, monastic schools and a nunnery located in the Dhauladhar (White Mountain) Range of the Western Himalayas. Daily work schedule includes seven hours of clinical and preventive health care during which participating health care workers and students work under the supervision of US-based and board certified physicians to provide care and educate patients on issues related to personal and oral hygiene, diet and nutrition. Free medicines and supplies are provided to hundreds of patients of all ages. Five to six out-patient stations will be set up and teams will be rotated periodically to allow each team member to gain a supervised hands-on clinical experience in all available specialties. Each station will have one interpreter. Patients with serious ailments that require follow-ups will be referred to the closest state hospital.
april 1-28, 2024
Please read 20 Days in the Himalayas: A Doctor’s Journey from Cardiology Magazine.