Why MedTreks Kenya – by Ari Rasori

As the owner of MedTreks and the founder of MedTreks Kenya program, I often get asked: why do you focus this program only in Kenya with Village HopeCore International (HopeCore)…the answer is long but mostly simple. For those who don’t mind reading and want to get more involved in global health and travel medicine, this … Continued

Why Travel to Africa with MedTreks?

For over 30 years our family has been leading trips to Africa. In 2024 we will be hosting two African adventures: we invite you to explore the captivating landscapes and rich cultures of Kenya and Namibia, where authenticity takes center stage. We love what we do. Here is how we show YOU the heart of … Continued

Humanitarian Medicine – Ask the Right Questions before Going Abroad

Using your medical skills to help build healthcare capacity in resource-limited areas can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your healthcare career.  We hosted a workshop on Humanitarian Medicine this past week at a medical conference and left feeling inspired by all the medical professionals who are eagerly trying to navigate how to … Continued

How a Wilderness Medicine Certification Course is beneficial for Professional & Personal Development:

Learn skills you can take anywhere in the world. Regardless of your speciality and clinical setting as a medical professional, Wilderness Medicine Certification courses can be hugely beneficial for enhancing both professional and personal development. At MedTreks we offer several Wilderness Medicine Courses every year and are constantly amazed by how well received these courses … Continued

The Last Hurrah: The Final Season on the Upper Klamath River before the Dam Removal

The Final Season on the Upper Klamath River before the Dam Removal A moment in history…and an opportunity for an epic celebration this July (more below!) The Upper Klamath River, a breathtaking waterway winding through the picturesque landscapes of Southern Oregon and Northern California, has long been a focal point of beauty, recreational activities, and … Continued

How to Use Your CME Money to Cover Your Vacation

Welcome to MedTreks! CME Adventures for Medical Professionals in awesome corners of the world. Hello! We are glad you found this post. We often hear “It seemed to good to be true- using my CME money to go on this amazing vacation”..so we decided to create an informational blog on CME and some tips on … Continued

Training Community Health Volunteers on Wilderness First Aid in Kenya

In September 2022, MedTreks hosted a one-day Wilderness First Aid Certification Course for the public health team at Village HopeCore International (HopeCore). The goal of this training was to certify the local Kenyan HopeCore staff so then they could use it to train their 1260 Community Health Volunteers throughout the year. In order to fully … Continued

Photography Course in Morocco

“Only photography has been able to divide human life into a series of moments, each of them has the value of a complete existence.”– Eadweard Muybridge Captures Memories that Last a Lifetime So many of our bucket-list adventures are only once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Learning how to take amazing photos is not just a personal skillset that is … Continued

Hiking the Dolomites: A Stunning Adventure in the Heart of the Italian Alps

Hiking the Dolomites: A Stunning Adventure in the Heart of the Italian Alps Nestled in the heart of the Italian Alps, the Dolomites are a breathtaking range of jagged peaks and rolling valleys that offer some of the best hiking in the world. With its unique geology, stunning landscapes, and rich cultural heritage, the Dolomites … Continued