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Medical professionals in remote and extreme environments : a mission to Mars


To give a representative overview of medical professionals working in today's remote and extreme environments, we consider the following teams and organizations: Expeditions on 8000m peaks led by accredited guides of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) or International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA). Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic (Everest ER) in Nepal. US Antarctic Program (USAP). Medical Departments aboard US Navy ships and submarines. US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Corpsmen and Medics. US Navy Diving Medical Officers. Crew Medical Officers (CMO's) aboard the International Space Station After reviewing the practice environments and medical training of the various teams, we consider the medical qualifications of a hypothetical future team embarking on a mission to a particularly remote and extreme environment, a human spaceflight mission to the surface of Mars.

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