Welcome to Expedition & Wilderness Medicine
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine is the leading provider of expedition, wilderness and remote medicine training courses, conferences and EXPOs for medical professionals. We combine decades of experience with passion, enthusiasm and hands-on practical knowledge.
EWM is the orginator and organiser of the World Extreme Medicine Conference series, which has been held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, at Harvard Medical School in Boston and at Brisbane Conference Centre in Australia, attracting delegates from all over the world. The conference was developed to share best practice relating to remote medicine in all its many guises, to strengthen links within the medical and adventuring communities, and, of course to inspire, inform and help train those interested in practicing Extreme Medicine.
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Course Accreditation
Our association with the Wilderness Medical Society and the ACCME means that you're able to earn CME points and credits towards the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Program, to gain the FAWM degree.
The RCGP also estimates that 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 organising 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." Course participant, Plas Y Brenin
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Courses
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine provides quality training for medics wishing to work in a remote environment, helping you 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 a result of our worldwide reputation and vast network of contacts, we are constantly approached with details of remote medicines posts, and in fact a number of reputable organisations actually prioritise applications from those who are 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 four 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. The seven-day courses currently take place in Argentina, Costa Rica, the Maldives, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand and Norway.
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Faculty
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine's collective expedition experience is unparalleled. 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 and Remote Medical Cover
Our network of specialist expedition and wilderness doctors and medics can provide expert medical back up for films or events. 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, our Facebook group and the job section of our website, we connect you to the world of expedition and wilderness medicine. To find out the latest news, read interesting articles from medics in the field and search for unique expedition and remote medicine jobs abroad, become a member of the RemoteMed Community by clicking on "Member" above.