Category: Students

A Truck Crash in a Volcanic Desert (and other stories from Ethiopia)

A Truck Crash in a Volcanic Desert (and other stories from Ethiopia)

Dr Ben Tometzki on his Ethiopian medical elective: from the intense heat and volcanic landscapes of the Danakil Depression, to the hustle of Addis Ababa, Ben recounts his experiences on and off the ward.

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Mother Jungle

Mother Jungle

Madoc transports us deep into the Peruvian Amazon as he recounts his experiences with Project Amazonas on his medical elective in 2017. His thrilling expedition began at the Orosa river clinic, before taking in city life in the local town of Pevas, and finished with a two-week river barge expedition up the Pintuyacu and Itaya rivers.

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Elephants and Expeditions: Medicine in the Wilderness

Elephants and Expeditions: Medicine in the Wilderness

Dr Saskia Loysen reflects on her life-changing medical elective experience in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe, where she embarked upon four weeks of wilderness and expedition medicine training.

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An Elective of Extremes: from Nepal to Norway

An Elective of Extremes: from Nepal to Norway

Anna recounts her adventurous 2016 undergraduate medical elective. Travelling first to Nepal to work in an urban hospital and remote health-camp, then leaving the heat for the cold of the Arctic Circle to get a flavour of Norway’s world-class pre-hospital care system.

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There and Back Again: An Emergency Medicine Elective in New Zealand

There and Back Again: An Emergency Medicine Elective in New Zealand

Emily is an FY1 doctor in Chesterfield, after graduating from Nottingham Medical School in 2017. She spent her final weeks of medical school on elective in Rotorua, working in their Emergency Department (ED) and taking advantage of New Zealand’s rich culture and great outdoors.

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Living my elective dream in Fiji

Living my elective dream in Fiji

Dr Mille Wood recounts her amazing medical elective experience with World Extreme Medicine in Fiji.

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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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Elective Competition 2017 Winner

Elective Competition 2017 Winner

We are proud to announce the winner of our 2017 Elective competition: congratulations Thomas Bennett! Well done Tom, and a big thank you to all of our medical student and junior doctor entrants.

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Elective Competition 2017

Elective Competition 2017

We are proud to open the Adventure Medic Elective Competition 2017! There’s a superb prize for the best adventure article from medical students or new doctors, submitted by 19th December 2017.

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