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Course accreditation update

Given our new academic focus, we have chosen not to renew our accreditation with the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS), therefore we  are no longer able to offer CME through the WMS for our courses.

CME is generally considered to be educational content that is appropriate for the speciality that a doctor works in. Expedition and wilderness medicine is not part of any core medical specialty programme and as such does not fit any conventional CME programmes except the WMS. Historically, we chose the WMS to accredit our courses to provide clients with an opportunity to claim CME/ CPD credits. Very recently we learned that the WMS had changed their internal processes which meant that in addition to us re-applying for course accreditation, our faculty would also need to have their FAWM in order to teach on our courses. We recruit our staff based on their academic qualifications along with their skills, experience and research that has contributed to the world’s understanding of expedition medicine. As such, we do not consider it necessary for them to also have their FAWM.

This coincides with the considerable amount of effort we’re applying to develop our Extreme Medicine post-graduate and Masters programme. This is work undertaken in collaboration with the University of Exeter, one of the top 100 universities in the world, and will result in a universally recognised academically consistent qualification, which holds more weight. This introduces a competency based programme across our entire course portfolio. Whether you’ll be part of the post-graduate programme or you’re choosing to take part on one of our stand alone courses, all content will be subject to the same review and approvals process by the University.

Right now, you’re a client who is at a bridging point before the post-graduate programme is fully established. At the end of the course you’re scheduled to attend, we will give you a certificate of attendance and a list of competences / learning outcome which you can self-assess against your portfolios or CPD learning logs

We continue to strive for best practice within the expedition medicine world and think that courses based on competences offer a better outcome for our clients continued professional development and for the people ultimately under your care.

If you have any questions please do get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to discuss these with you.

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The view from EWM towers is a very exciting one and here’s why.

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News and updates

The view from EWM towers is a very exciting one and here’s why.

Moving forward

We’re delighted to announce the development of a new postgraduate education programme in Expedition, Wilderness and Extreme Medicine where students will work towards a Certificate, Diploma and MSc.
Building on over a decade of successful evolving courses to highlight Expedition Medicine as a career option, we feel that now is the right time to take a step forward and offer a formal postgraduate programme that matches the increasing levels of clinical governance in this field. We think you’ll all agree that this is really exciting for us at EWM, but also for medics out there who wish to formalise the learning and skills they have picked up in this exciting field of medicine.
If you’re interested and would like to hear more news as we announce it, be sure to sign up to our postgraduate mailing list HERE.

Next stop…
..New Zealand.

To be a little more precise we’ll be off to the beautiful Southern Alps for our ever popular Polar Medicine course. There are only a few spaces left so click HEREif you’re thinking of joining us.

Course News

We listen to our delegates and as part of our improvement strategy extended our next UK based course, to four full days. The course, which will be held in Dartmoor, will allow time for additional learning, a little more free time and greater networking opportunities. For more information visit our Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Dartmoor page HERE.

Interns/Electives

Great news for our readership who approach us about intern posts or electives. We are re-establishing our EWMi programme to accept an intern on each of our UK based courses. For more information on the application process click HERE.
If you have any questions about electives we’d recommend you take a look at what our great friends at Adventure Medic are doing. It’s a fantastic resource which contains accounts from returning medics, but check out their resources section for elective opportunities!

We want to hear from you

Your experiences: We love a good blog (or vlog) that shares your experiences with the wider world. EWM was born out of adventure and although we’re passionate about delivering high quality training, adventure is still in our soul and we enjoy reading your tales and admiring your photos.

Your photos: Photography is another passion of ours, bridging languages, sharing culture and stirring the deepest emotions. If you have a great snap you’d like to see appear in our newsletter then get in touch HERE 
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EWM’s Wild Medicine Course Changed our Lives

We know that education opens doors and as the EWM crew are both interested and a bit nosey, we love to hear what our alumni get up to after attending our courses.  Naturally then, we were delighted to hear from Ian P, who told us he and his wife loved the  2013 Wild Medicine course so much, they’re busy packing up in the UK and moving to Namibia…

Not many things you can say that change your life!  Attending the Wild Medicine course was one of those events.  Amazing set of people and a fantastic opportunity to learn about conservation and desert medicine.  

The kind of odd things we learnt…
– Take blood from a cheetah,
– Learn about (and touch – optional) many poisonous snakes,
– Sleep in a desert,  walk 14km through a dry river canyon,
– What are the problem animals with Rabies? (A: Kudu),
– How can carnivores live outside conservation areas & not get killed by farmers &
villagers?

– How to build a vineyard in a desert … what?!.. 

And the thing that changed our lives? Meet the Bushmen and see their need for healthcare!  My wife and I are volunteering at Naankuse to run the Bushmen medical services. The real thing we learned? There are many people out there that can benefit from our skills … 

Oh and by the way Namibia is amazing you get to see loads … but you can also get a 4×4 and do a week or so trip before the course.

 

Other courses of interest:
Remote Medicine
Extreme Medicine Conference

This years Wild Medicine Course

 

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New Mountain Medicine CME & FAWM course to the top of Aconcagua

Aconcagua is the highest point on the American continent and the tallest peak in the world outside of Asia. Rising approximately 4,000 ft above its Mountain Medicine on Aconcagua 17.5 CMEsurrounding peaks, Aconcagua, “The Stone Sentinel”, dominates the rugged Andean landscape. The ascent to its summit offers spectacular views of the Andes mountain range.

Our medical expedition will be following the Horcones Glacier, we’ll attempt the summit on the northeast aspect of the mountain led by Everest Base Camp and Antarctic Logisitics medic Doctor Rachel Anderson.

To find out more about this superb new mountain medicine course follow this link ‘Mountain Medicine | Aconcagua 17.5 CME’

Our facebook friends and EWM commnity members are enjoying a special launch discount folllow these links to find out more

 

 

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Nepal Mountain Medicine with Dr Luanne Feer

 

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Mountain Medicine Course in Nepal: Visit Everest Base Camp High Altitiude Clinic in the company of its founder Dr Luanne Freer
22.5 CME | 22 October 2012 to 08 November 2012
Unique experience – world class faculty

Join Dr Freer, Dr Martin ‘Doc Martin’ Rhodes (CMO for the TV production ‘Poles Apart’and Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions), and Dr John Apps (MO at Union Glacier in Antarctica) for an amazing trek combining adventure and learning as you make your way up to Dr Freer’s seasonal home at the world’s highest medical clinic at Everest Base Camp.The CME accredited Mountain Medicine Course will draw on the impressive experience of these three specialists to deliver a didactic learning experience in one of world’s most stunning classrooms.’It’s the ultimate win-win-win”: join us on a trek that supports the nonprofit Everest ER that combines great exercise, exploration, and learning. Medical professionals earn CME credits (but non medics are welcome to join too!) and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Everest ER. Watch the BBC’s feature on Everest ER.

Find out more here….

International World Extreme Medicine Conference & EXPO 2013 – BOSTON USAAutumn in Boston; world class speakers, great networking & 31.75 CME & FAWN credits – DETAILS AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2012. Find out more >>
CLICK TO VIEW THE EXPEDITION & WILDERNESS MEDICINE COURSESQuote ‘Expedition Medicine’ to receive very special RSM membership discounts.
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The EWM story you have the book now watch the film!

We have written the book and now we have made the film…

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine and their inspirational CME and FAWM accredited medical training courses ‘taking medicine to the edge’

 

Share this video via our Facebook Group to be entered into a draw to win the Expedition & Wilderness HandbookEWM handbook

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Latest Expedition & Wilderness news; Course news and remote medic jobs

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Upcoming Courses & Remote Medicine Jobs:  Details on next Plas y Brenin Expedition Medicine course, last minute space on Mountain Medicine in Nepal, jobs, and new speakers for Extreme Medicine Conference
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine, Plas y Brenin, Wales, 23.75 CME

Our last course in Keswick achieved great feedback 97% rated it excellent, 2% very good and 1% good and we are hoping to do the same on our next course at the National Mountain Centre at Plas y Brenin Wales.

Headed up by Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Medical Director Dr Amy Hughes, who has recently returned from a six month sojourn with MSF to Northern Sri Lanka and supported by the same eclectic team of expedition medic misfits the course will also feature guest speaker Dr Saleyha Ahsan.

Dr Ahsan works as a Staff Grade in A&E in London and is in the edit stage of her latest documentary about frontline medicine in Libya. She has just returned after six months out there where she both volunteered as a medic and filmed Libyan volunteer doctors working during the battle for Bani Walid.

To book your place drop Catherine an email here

Mountain Medicine I | Nepal 22.5 CME – last minute spaces…

We have a couple of last minute spaces left on this highly rated course which also takes you to Everest Base Camp with Everest ER’s founder Dr Luanne Freer and Antarctic medic Dr Martin Rhodes.

Contact mark@expeditionmedicine.co.uk if you are interested and have the time free!!

Mountain Medicine 14 April 2012 to 01 May 2012

Watch Luanne’s YouTube interview

Extreme Medicine Conference – Awards & Speakers

I know we have hammered on about this a lot (maybe too much!!) but we really do have an amazing line up of speakers for the upcoming Extreme Medicine Conference at the Royal Society of Medicine – check out the line up for yourself here…

The prestigious EM awards to be presented by Channel 4’s news lead Jon Snow aim to recognise the achievements of both individuals and organisation’s working in the Remote Medicine arena – cast your vote here….

There is only just over a month to book your place at Extreme Medicine…

Remote Medicine Jobs

Operation Wallacea works through a worldwide network of 150+ academics to undertake biodiversity monitoring and conservation research expeditions, currently in 10 countries across the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world.

Many of our projects are in developing countries where medical facilities are poor, and we are generally based in remote areas, so we rely on the help of volunteer medics to join our teams and provide medical support for the staff and students on site.

Being a medic generally involves giving health and safety briefings to incoming participants, providing a daily clinic session, and being available for emergencies at other times.

Contact Caroline Acton at caroline.acton@opwall.com for more information

International World Extreme Medicine Conference & EXPO

Hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine London with world class speakers, great networking & 31.75 CME credits. Find out more >>

CLICK TO VIEW THE EXPEDITION & WILDERNESS MEDICINE COURSES

Quote ‘Expedition Medicine’ to receive very special RSM membership discounts.

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Everest ER founder heads up Mountain Medicine Course in Nepal

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Expedition & Wilderness MedicineJoin Dr Luanne Freer Director of Medicine at Yellowstone National Park, past president of the Wilderness Medical Society & founder of Everest ER in Nepal this April.
Mountain Medicine Course in Nepal14th April 2012 to 1st May 2012
Join Dr Freer, Dr Martin ‘Doc Martin’ Rhodes (CMO for the TV production ‘Poles Apart’ and Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions), and Dr John Apps (MO at Union Glacier in Antarctica) for an amazing trek combining adventure and learning as you make your way up to Dr Freer’s seasonal home at the world’s highest medical clinic at Everest Base Camp.The CME accredited Mountain Medicine Course will draw on the impressive experience of these three specialists to deliver a didactic learning experience in one of world’s most stunning classrooms.

‘It’s the ultimate win-win-win”: join us on a trek that supports the nonprofit Everest ER that combines great exercise, exploration, and learning. Medical professionals earn CME credits (but non medics are welcome to join too!) and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Everest ER. Watch the BBC’s feature on Everest ER

If you can’t travel to Nepal why not join us at the Extreme Medicine Conference? This spring, The Royal Society of Medicine will host the inaugural World Extreme Medicine Conference & EXPO from Sunday 15th – Wednesday 18th April, aimed at attracting a range of attendees from across the medical profession.

The conference is a unique opportunity to share the insight and knowledge of the leaders in the field, explore the opportunities that this area of medicine could offer and obtain valuable CME credits The Extreme Medicine Conference website.

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International World Extreme Medicine Conference & EXPOExpedition & Wilderness Medicine would like to introduce a major new International World Extreme Medicine Conference and EXPO series starting in 2012. Find out more >>
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Nepal Mountain Medicine course returns

The Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Mountain Medicine Course in Nepal has received some fantastic feedback via our Facebook group

It was a fantastic dream that came true!! I miss you all here in Nepal, but I hope to see you again!! The adventure will continue ♥ !

2nd day back at work – still glowing !!  Thanks everyone for an amazing time. It was quite incredible. Miss you all!

What a fantastic adventure! Thank you everyone for making it so enjoyable! Now back to reality…

 

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Photo’s (c) Ian Quigley

Assembling a rope stretcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Luane Freer demonstrated the use of the Kenrick Splint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following the Everest Base Camp Trail from Lukla, the Wilderness Mountain Medicine course will run over a total of 16 days. 13 days will be spent trekking at an easy pace, staying in Nepalese teahouses along the route and enjoying the spectacular scenery along the route.

The Wilderness Mountain Medicine course will count for 22.5 CME points

A donation is made from the proceeds of the Wilderness Mountain Medicine Course in Nepal to the Everest ER organisation (a US based nonprofit charity org) to help continue its life saving work at Everest Base Camp.   Everest ER T-shirts and 2011 patches for your rucksack can be gained by making a small donation.

To find out when the next CME accredited Mountain Medicine course is running visit the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine website

Of interest  Extreme Medicine Conference

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ITV Border visits Keswick Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course

The Keswick EWM course was fortunate to receive a visit from ITV Borders and their roving reporter John Bevir.

The aim of the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Course is to provide aspiring and experienced expedition doctors, nurses, paramedics and advanced medics with the skills and practical knowledge to become valuable members of an expedition medical team.

82% of previous delegates rated the course as ‘excellent’, 16.3% as ‘very good’ and 1.7% as ‘good’

 

To book your place on the next course visit the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine UK course page

 

Of interestInternational World Extreme Medicine Conference

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