Category: Adventures

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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AMREF Flying Doctors

AMREF Flying Doctors

Simon Forrington / Simon describes his time with the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) Flying Doctors. Read about an AMREF patient evacuation of a critically injured patient after a Hyena attack, just one of his experience in East Africa last year.

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Expedition Altiplano 2012

Expedition Altiplano 2012

Naomi Dodds / Expedition Altiplano 2012 set out to explore factors affecting acute mountain sickness in remote Chile. Expedition leader Naomi Dodds talks us through their trip and gives some tips for organising your own research expedition.

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Aviation Medicine in the RAF

Aviation Medicine in the RAF

Alys Hunter / Dave Hall / Alys discusses life as an RAF Doctor and gives an overview of the work of the Centre for Aviation Medicine. The article is illustrated with some great photos by Dave Hall.

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Careflight Sydney

Careflight Sydney

Jo Irons / Talks Adventure Medic through her six months in Australia as a helicopter Retrieval Registrar with Careflight Sydney, including training, mission numbers and how you can head over yourself.

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