Category: Adventures

Annapurna GP – Working in Nepal

Annapurna GP – Working in Nepal

Tamara Keith tells us about her experiences at the Dhital Health Centre, close to Annapurna Basecamp and gives us some advice about working in Nepal.

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Trapped Underwater

Trapped Underwater

Medical student and kayaker Dave Burne talks us through what he learnt about first aid and orthopaedics after hyperextending his knee 90 degrees the wrong way to escape his kayak, pinned underwater. Practical (and painful) wilderness anatomy.

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Denali Dreaming

Denali Dreaming

Denali, or Mount McKinley for the uninitiated, is the tallest mountain in North America and one of the Seven Summits. Though in the same country as some of the most expensive health care in the world, it is an austere environment. Matt Knox made the climb this year, finding that no matter where you are, you are still a doctor.

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Cornwall to Capetown

Cornwall to Capetown

The story of three SHOs travelling from Cornwall to Capetown in an old landrover, working in Uganda, Malawi and Ethopia and raising money for charity. A true adventure.

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Never Off Duty?

Never Off Duty?

Katie Hawkins / After an eventful honeymoon trekking in Nepal, GP and mountaineer Katie Hawkins gives us some excellent advice on being a doctor ‘off duty’ including kit, treating locals and ‘Good Samaritan’ acts. (Photos: Sam Hawkins)

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Diving into a Medical Gap Year in Fiji

Diving into a Medical Gap Year in Fiji

Yasmin Jauhari / decided to head off diving in Fiji with Greenforce before starting her surgical training. There, she found hospitality, butterflyfish and great adventure.

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On shift with California Shock Trauma Air Rescue

On shift with California Shock Trauma Air Rescue

Mark Haase / HEMS Flight Nurse with California Shock Trauma Air Rescue gives us an insight into a typical shift above Lake Tahoe

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Treating Yaws with MSF

Treating Yaws with MSF

Matthew Coldiron / MSF Doctor Matthew Coldiron talks about his work on an Médecins Sans Frontières campaign to help eradicate yaws amongst the Aka pygmies in the Central African Republic

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Comrades Ultra-Marathon

Comrades Ultra-Marathon

Megan Dale / Consultant Anaesthetist Megan Dale describes her 86km Comrades Ultra-Marathon run and gives us an update on Exercise-Induced Hyponatraemia (EIH)

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SHO in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

SHO in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

Louise Wade / Louise spent six months as a Senior House Officer in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine at the Diving Diseases Research Centre (DDRC). The post, based in Plymouth, is one of the few ways to become trained in hyperbaric medicine as a junior doctor. Louise talks us through her time there and tells us how to apply. (Photo: Johann Oosthuizen)

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