About New International Master Course Mountain Emergency Medicine

Welcome to the University of Insubria and University of Milan-Bicocca second level joint Master’s degree called “International Master Course in Mountain Emergency Medicine”.

Director: Prof . Giulio Carcano
Co-Director: Prof. Gianfranco Parati
Program Director and Founder: Luigi Festi

Below some frequently asked questions and the Strategic Team of our Master Course.



This master is aimed at healthcare professionals, doctors and paramedics, willing to learn mountain emergency medicine and become part of a highly qualified rescue team.

You will aquire and practice the highest techniques of mountain emergency medicine in an international environment. You will learn how to operate at best in difficult conditions, eg. in impervious and/or mountainous environments and in dangerous situations caused by extreme sports practice. See all the modules HERE.

Doctors and paramedics already active in the field of intra-extra hospital emergency-urgency, in good physical condition.

The following requirements are mandatory:

  • post-graduate degree in Medicine and Surgery or equivalent qualification (2nd level graduation) or other qualification obtained abroad deemed suitable;
  • diploma of specialization in Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Surgery or similar / related specialization and / or work activity in the Emergency-Urgency Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Surgical operating room, mountain and impervious enviroment rescue;
  • health certification of suitability for sporting activities (STRESS ECG);
  • registration to an Alpine Club officially recognized by the UIAA.

Due to the format of the program, the number of participants will be limited to 12 (twelve). The Master will start only once the minimum number of 8 (eight) students and a balanced budget are reached.

To obtain the Joint II Level Master’s Degree in Mountain Emergency Medicine you need to attend at least 75% of the course program; pass the final exams of each module; and write and defend a Master’s thesis based on a research study.

The Degree is worth 60 credits (CFU).

The enrollment fee is €.9000 (ninethousand/00) per person to be paid €.5000 at enrollment and €.4000 by January 2021.

The fee includes the residency at Air Zermatt Training Center (winter and summer) and the courses at the unversities of Grenoble, New Mexico and Denali Camp Base (accomodation included).

Classes will be held in English (Italian will be an exeption)

For any further information please contact: Dr. Luigi Festi 

Applications are processed via www.uninsubria.it

If you are you ready to join us, click HERE to understand the application process and start an experience of a lifetime!

You can address your questions to Dr. Luigi Festi
Email: luigi.festi@uninsubria.it


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