Category: Adventures

The New Normal

The New Normal

Dr Sarah Wookey, retired GP and humanitarian medical volunteer, has written a short essay highlighting the harsh reality of effectively looking after people at a Greek refugee camp in Leros.

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The team enjoyed walks to the nearby glacial lake at Huayna Potosi base camp.

APEX 5: Student Research at Altitude

The University of Edinburgh APEX 5 organising team, and Adventure Medic Student Rep Rebecca Trimble, reflect on their work investigating the impact of hypoxia and altitude on a research trip to Bolivia in 2016.

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Competition Winner: An Elective in the Himalayas

Competition Winner: An Elective in the Himalayas

Tom Bennett, our 2017 Elective Competition winner, on his elective, and trip of a lifetime, to the north of India, with the Himalayan Health Exchange.

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Bush Fire on Expedition: A Personal Account

Bush Fire on Expedition: A Personal Account

Dr Will Duffin, a Bristol-based GP and expedition medic, recalls his recent experience of being caught in the path of a forest fire whilst providing medical cover for a charity trekking trip in Madagascar.

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See One, Do One, Teach One: Surgery in Nepal

See One, Do One, Teach One: Surgery in Nepal

In 2016, Philippa Hardy travelled to Nepal, spending time alongside Professors Upendra Devkota and Henry Marsh at the National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences (NINAS) in Kathmandu. At a general surgical camp in Ghorka District, she encountered a desperate situation with no easy answer.

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An Alternative Career: Eden

An Alternative Career: Eden

Ali Blatcher on being a TV doctor for Channel 4’s reality tv programme Eden. Certainly an alternative career for an adventure medic.

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Kazakhstan calling

Kazakhstan calling

So, how do you attend a job interview from a remote highway in Kazakhstan?

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Cycling The Six; As One

Cycling The Six; As One

Dr Stephen Fabes summarises his epic journey away from medicine, cycling across 6 continents and taking in marginalised & far-flung medical clinics & projects along the way. He finishes by telling us why it’s so important for us to support humanitarian campaign As One.

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Sailing and Free-Diving in Antarctica

Sailing and Free-Diving in Antarctica

Dr Nick Carter has sailed over 50,000 nautical miles cruising on his own boat, racing or adventure sailing. He tells us about a recent trip free diving in the Antarctic peninsula and gives his thoughts on being a ‘sailing medic’.

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65 Degrees North – A Medic’s Perspective

65 Degrees North – A Medic’s Perspective

Dr Meinir Jones fills us in on what it was like to be the on-ice medic for a crossing of the polar ice cap, supporting military veteran and amputee, Pete Bowker.

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