Welcome to Expedition & Wilderness Medicine
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine is the leading provider of expedition, wilderness and remote medicine training courses, conferences and EXPO’s for medical professionals. We combine decades of experience with passion, enthusiasm and hands-on practical knowledge.
The Inaugural World Extreme Medicine Conference and EXPO took place at the Royal Society of Medicine in London from 15th-18th April 2012 and was a huge success with over 400 delegates attending.
2013; the next World Extreme Medicine Conference and EXPO will take place at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, US from 28th to 31st October 2013. To find out more click here
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Course Accreditation. In association with the Wilderness Medical Society and the ACCME we are able to offer the ability to earn CME points and credits towards the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Program to gain the FAWM degree qualification.
The RCGP also estimate our Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Courses can generate between 10 and 20 CPD credits towards revalidation for GPs in the UK, depending on the personal challenge and impact of individual activities.
'First and foremost, I want to say a huge thank you for organizing such a brilliantly structured and designed course at PYB. The teaching was of exceptional quality - everything from theory to everyday practicalities was covered with great breadth and enough depth to get your feet wet. I can appreciate the enormous effort that goes into developing and honing something like this. The success simulation exercise at the end just showed how much all the delegates had learnt within a matter of days. Almost invisibly all the major principles from he past few days came together into a tangible outcome.
I can honestly say this is one of the best examples of medical education I've ever witnessed and had the pleasure of being a part of. '
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Courses
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine provides quality training for medics wishing to work in a remote environment. We can be the vehicle to allow you to become a valuable expedition, wilderness, high altitude, polar, diving, jungle or desert medicine practitioner. Our training courses are suitable for expedition doctors, paramedics, nurses, wilderness EMTs, first responders and individuals providing medical cover in remote or inhospitable environments. As an organisation we are constantly approached with a variety of remote medicines post with a number of reputable organisations giving priority to Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course delegates.
Our UK Expedition Medicine training courses represent the gold standard in expedition medicine training. You will cover the essential skills required to be an invaluable member of an expedition team and work remotely in a number of different environments. The Expedition Medicine course is run over 4 days and has nearly 30 hours of lectures ranging from the academic to real life examples. There is a very strong emphasis on practical scenarios run in conjunction with our own local highly experienced faculty team and aided by local mountain rescue teams.
We also run a series of unique specific environment medical training courses. These are predominantly practical and are designed to train you in the essential wilderness skills required to function as a expedition medic in these remote and often harsh environments. These are run over 7 days and are currently in Argentina, Costa Rica, the Maldives, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand and Norway.
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Faculty.
We are able to call on a skilled teaching faculty who have led major expeditions on all of the world's continents and most of its major high points; commanded Special Forces regiments and provided medical care on the side of Everest and on its summit. Expedition & Wilderness Medicine's collective expedition experience is unparalleled.
Expedition and Remote Medical Cover
We have available a resource of expedition and wilderness doctors and medics who are able to provide quality film or event medical backup. From the fells of the Lake District to the Arctic Circle, Expedition Medicine is able to call upon a growing pool of extraordinary wilderness trained medics to provide event medical cover. Whatever your commercial activity, expedition or location, we can provide the remote medical logistical back up that allows you to concentrate on the task at hand. Through our network of expedition medicine medical professionals we can ensure your team are trained and safe from the moment they leave until they return. We provide extensive medical kits, satellite communication, reach back facilities and experienced field doctors. See our Media Support Page for more details.
Organisations that have chosen to partner with Expedition & Wilderness Medicine include the BBC, Ginger Productions and 'Adrenaline Junkies', the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Commonwealth Games and the Brazilian government, to name but a few.
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Network
Through our weekly newsletter and constantly updated blog, Facebook group and job section of our website we connect you to the world of expedition and wilderness medicine. To find out the latest news, interesting articles from medics in the field and look for unique expedition and remote medicine jobs abroad become a member of the RemoteMed Community by clicking on "Member" above.
Student Internship EWMi Program
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine are proud promte thier EWMi programme to offer university medical students the opportunity to learn more about and be part of the UK Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Courses that are run three times a year.
For each course, we will invite one medical student to ‘intern’ with us as a member of the faculty. If you are medical student and would like to find out more please click here.