Expedition & Wilderness Medicine UK ‘Experience’ and ‘Career’ Internships for Medical Students

“Taking Medical Students to Extremes”

The EWMi programe

1.0          Overview

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine (EWM) is proud to offer two internship programmes to UK university medical students:

(i)            A short-term Experience internship lasting the length of one EWM UK Course

(ii)           A long-term Career internship lasting the two years of medical school

2.0          Purpose

The EWM internship (EWMi) will promote stronger relationships and awareness with the future leaders of remote and pre-hospital medicine and give an educational platform to boost future careers in EWM.

3.0          Overview

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine are proud to announce a new 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. As an intern for the course they will:

  1. attend one UK course as a faculty-assistant
  2. have the opportunity to attend all the lecture talks
  3. if not assisting faculty in a practical session, be able to observe other practical sessions
  4. be part of the faculty team in the final Search & Rescue exercise
  5. meet the lecturers and faculty behind the scenes and be one of the team
  6. assist in the logistical running of course

The opportunity for this fantastic experience will initially be run for the 4 courses below:

  1. Expedition & Wilderness Medicine, Keswick, Cumbria (12 September 2011 to 15 September 2011)
  2. Expedition & Wilderness Medicine, Keswick, Cumbria (05 March 2012 to 08 March 2012)
  3. Extreme Medicine Conference and EXPO, Royal Society of Medicine, London (15 April to 18 April 2012)
  4. Expedition & Wilderness Medicine, Plas y Brenin, Wales (21 May 2012 to 24 May 2012)

3.2          How to enter for the EWM experience internship:

  1. Write 250 words describing what makes you want to be an extreme medicine doctor? This may include the fields: expedition & wilderness, pre-hospital, and disaster and relief.
  2. Submit one expedition related photograph to support your 250 words
  3. Tip: Stand out!
  4. Email your entries to Dr Nick Knight at uni-liaison@expeditionmedicine.co.uk
  5. Entries to Nick must be sent as a Microsoft Word document attachment and include Name, Age, University, Year of Study, Email
    contact, Telephone contact
  6. Be sure to state which of the three UK courses you are applying for

3.3          The winner must:

  1. Become a member on the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine website (launches in October 2011) and join the Facebook Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Page
  2. Be available for the full 4 days of the course or conference
  3. Cover travel and accommodation in the faculty youth hostel or accommodation in London for the Extreme Medicine Conference
  4. Write a 750 word blog with a picture for the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine website describing their experiences on the course, what they learned and how this will help them in their future medical career
  5. Attempt to submit a small feedback article to a journal or magazine of their choosing (this could be an adaptation of the blog entry for example) e.g. Student BMJ.

3.4          Entry Deadlines:

  1. Entries for the September course 2011 competition closes on Thursday 1st September 2011 (Winner announced on Facebook, EWM website and by email on Monday 5th Sept 2011)
  2. Entries for the March course 2012 competition closes on Monday January 2nd 2012 (Winner announced on Facebook, EWM website and by email on Monday 9th January 2012)
  3. Entries for the April Conference 2012 competition closes on Thursday 2nd  February 2012 (Winner announced on Facebook, EWM website and by email on Monday 20th February 2012)
  4. Entries for the May course 2012 competition closes on Monday March 5th 2012 (Winner announced on Facebook, EWM website and by email on Monday March 12th 2012)
  5. Entries for September course 2012 competition closes on Monday July 2nd 2012 (Winner announced on Facebook, EWM website and by email on Monday 16th July 2012)

4.1          The internship position involves:

  1. Developing links with university wilderness medical societies and beyond
  2. Supporting EWM developments online
  3. Write articles for EWM
  4. Support on site at the UK courses
  5. Assist in organising the World Extreme Medicine Conference & EXPO
  6. Communicate with leading remote medical professionals on behalf of EWM

4.2          How to enter for this EWM career internship:

  • Stage 1 (September 2012): submit application with answers to Dr Nick Knight at uni-liaison@expeditionmedicine.co.uk (Entries to Nick must be sent as a Microsoft Word document attachment and include Name, Age, University, Year of Study, Email, Telephone contact)
  1. Describe yourself in 10 words
  2. What qualities do you have that will make you a good remote medic? (250 words max)
  3. What is your expedition or remote medicine experience? (250 words max)
  4. What unique qualities will you bring to the company? (250 words max)
  5. Describe any business experience you may have? (250 words max)
  6. What qualities make you a ‘people person’ (250 words max)
  • Stage 2 (January 2013): Top 10 have a telephone interview with Nick Knight
  • Stage 3 (July 2013): Top 5 have a board interview with EWM faculty
  • Stage 4 (August 2013): Career intern announced and starts September 2013

(Note that there will be a 2 month probation period at the start of the EWM career internship)

4.3          Rewards from being a EWM career intern:

  1. Insight into the leading company in Expedition & Wilderness Medicine
  2. Networking and access to leading remote medical professionals
  3. Opportunities to promote career
  4. Put on your CV as the EWMi intern
  5. Develop expedition medicine skills and more
  6. Develop business acumen and communication with medical professionals
  7. Insight into the leading company focused on providing expedition and wilderness medicine training to medical professionals

With kind regards

Nick Knight (University Liaison for Expedition & Wilderness Medicine)

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