Category: Adventures

British Antarctic Survey Medical Officers: a Unique Role in the Polar South

British Antarctic Survey Medical Officers: a Unique Role in the Polar South

Dr Katharine Ganly shares her experiences and advice from working as a medical officer with the British Antarctic Survery Medical Unit.

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A 19-hour emergency shift in Zululand

A 19-hour emergency shift in Zululand

Dr Amy Collyer jumped at the opportunity to work in emergency medicine in Zululand, driving 10 hours across South Africa to get there. Here she writes about a 19-hour ‘call’ shift for Adventure Medic, giving an insight into the typical patients, and problems, a rural South African hospital faces.

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Swimming Championships

Behind the Scenes of a Team Physician

Dr Rogier Steins / Team Physician elite athletes / General Practitioner / Utrecht, the Netherlands How do you become a team physician? The most common route to become a team physician is to specialise in sports and exercise medicine first. Since 2014 sports medicine is an acknowledged specialisation in the Netherlands. It takes 4 years of specialty training and there […]

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Sunrise Surfing

From GP to G-land: Surf Medicine in Remote Indonesia

Dr Rogier Steins, a general practitioner from Utrecht, recounts his journey from skateboarding to surf-medicine. He takes us through how to become qualified as a surf-medic and shares his experiences of working as a doctor at one of the most remote surf clinics in the world.

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The Clinician’s Role at a Remote Ultramarathon – The Highland Ultra

The Clinician’s Role at a Remote Ultramarathon – The Highland Ultra

Drs Aleksis Martindale and Jonathan Sinclair-Williams describe their experience working as medics for an ultra-marathon in remote Knoydart, on the West Coast of Scotland.

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Big smiles at the finish line!

Montane Summer Spine Race: A race medic’s perspective

Dr Constance Osborne and Dr Rebecca Webb share their experiences of working as race medics at the Montane Summer Spine ultramarathon. At 268 miles across the Pennine Way, the Summer Spine requires runners to be in peak physical fitness and medics to draw on all of their skills and resourcefulness to keep them safe and in the race. Here Constance and Rebecca share some of their race highlights and insights gleaned practicing medicine in this low resource setting.

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Balancing Expedition Medicine with UK Specialty Training

Balancing Expedition Medicine with UK Specialty Training

Dr Hugh Roberts / Anaesthetics Trainee / North East Dr Hugh Roberts is an anaesthetic trainee currently working in the North East. He has worked as an expedition medic for the last 5 years. This started whilst taking time out of training to work as an emergency medicine and expedition medicine clinical fellow in Bristol. Now that he is back […]

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It is actually ok to be the person that you want to be and live the life you choose to live.

Put your feet in the dirt, Girl

Dr Sonia Henry reflects on the opportunities that a medical degree can provide to shape a life and career of your own, if you are brave enough to step out the door of the hospital systems and “put your feet in the dirt”.

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Space Health Research – Driving Innovation in Remote Healthcare

Space Health Research – Driving Innovation in Remote Healthcare

Dr Rosie Baker shares her experience of being selected as an Analogue Astronaut for the UK’s first exploratory space analogue research mission. The project, based on a remote Scottish island, aimed to improve the delivery of healthcare for future long-duration space missions, and in challenging environments at home on Earth.

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Endeavour Medical Expedition Medicine and Leadership Summer Course, Morzine France- Review

Endeavour Medical Expedition Medicine and Leadership Summer Course, Morzine France- Review

Claire Hall/ FY2 Doctor/ North West London Lucy Longbottom/ Final Year Medical Student/ Plymouth University Founded in 2021, Endeavour Medical is a new provider of wilderness and expedition medical training. Their large team of faculty boasts decades of experience in multiple extreme environments including mountain, jungle, polar, and desert with countless teaching and academic accolades to their name. Endeavour Medical […]

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