Welcome to Expedition & Wilderness Medicine
World Extreme Medicine (WEM) formerly Expedition & Wilderness Medicine is the world's 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.
WEM 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, and attracts delegates from all over the world. The conference shares best practice for all areas of remote medicine, strengthening links within the medical and adventuring communities, and inspiring, informing and helping train those interested in practicing Extreme Medicine.
"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
World Extreme Medicine Courses
Our courses help train individuals to become valuable expedition, wilderness, high altitude, polar, diving, jungle or desert medicine practitioners. They are suitable for expedition doctors, paramedics, nurses, wilderness EMTs and first responders, and for those providing medical cover in remote or inhospitable environments.
Our worldwide reputation and vast network of contacts means we're constantly approached with details of remote medicines posts. In fact, a number of reputable organisations prioritise applications from Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course delegates.
Our UK Expedition & WIlderness 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 strong emphasis on practical scenarios, run by 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, 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.
WEM's collective expedition experience is unparalleled. We are proud that members of our teaching faculty 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 and summit of Everest.
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, WEM 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 their return. We also provide extensive medical kits, satellite communication, reach-back facilities and experienced field doctors. See our Media Support Page for more details.
WEM has been chosen as a supplier by organisations including the BBC, CBS, Ginger Productions and 'Adrenaline Junkies', the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Commonwealth Games and the Brazilian government.
World Extreme 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. Sign up for our newsletter here for the latest news, fascinating articles from medics in the field and news of exciting expedition and remote medicine opportunities.