Adventure, Wilderness, Expedition, Humanitarian, Global Health and Travel Medicine

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Academy of Wilderness MedicineEducational Fellowship program, with online lectures available for members
AWLSHome of the Advanced Wilderness Life Support Course
DDRC Hyperbaric CoursesDDRC Healthcare is based on Plymouth Science Park in Plymouth and, as worldwide specialists in diving medicine, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and medical training, we have an enviable range of highly specialised staff, facilities and knowledge
DWA South WestDeveloping World Anaesthesia courses in Bristol and London (formerly known as the Frenchay Course)
Endeavour MedicalMedicine, first aid and leadership skills for remote environments for medics and lay people in the UK and Alps

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Faculty of Travel MedicineCourses, qualifications and conferences in travel medicine
Faraway MedicineFaraway Medicine are dedicated to teaching and training other medics, preparing them to work safely in any remote environment
GNAASGreat North Air Ambulance Service: providers of the pre-hospital anaesthesia course
Unique ExpeditionsOffer a variety of medical training expeditions to different environments worldwide

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IqarusImmersive hostile and extreme environment training, including trauma life support, and offshore medics’ courses.
Med Skills AcademyFirst aid, rescue and CPD courses, based in Ambleside UK
Mountain & Expedition
Emergency Medicine
Our aim is to support learning in the mountain and wilderness medicine community
Nomad RiskNomad Risk delivers specialised services and training for organisations and individuals working in remote, austere and extreme environments
Prometheus MedicalPrometheus Medical Global, part of Safeguard Medical, provide world-class medical consultancy, services, training and equipment
Remote Area Risk
First Responder, Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support, AWLS, Penthrox and Medical Gases courses.
Remote MedicUK based courses including Wilderness and Expedition Medicine, Sports Medicine (distance learning) and Minor Illness and Injuries for Remote Medics
Training ExpertiseOutdoor first aid, Wilderness First Responder, field safety and driver training
TRECTravel-Health Related Education and Care: travel medicine courses
WEMSIWEMSI-International: Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness EMT and Wilderness Physician courses
WMA InternationalWilderness Medical Associates International: courses including Wilderness Advanced Life Support in the USA, Central America and Europe
Wilderness Medical TrainingProvider of training to medics and lay people in the UK and abroad, including Chamonix and Morocco

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World Extreme MedicineProvider of wilderness medicine courses in the UK and abroad (formerly Expedition & Wilderness Medicine)

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International Wilderness Medicine Courses
NOLSNational Outdoor Leadership School Wilderness First Aid Program (North America)
Outdoor Medicine (Netherlands)Outdoor Medicine offers expedition & wilderness medicine courses and congresses, as well as medical support on expeditions
RescueMED (Australia)RescueMED offers professional development for doctors, nurses and paramedics wishing to utilise and expand their skills in remote or wilderness settings
University of Tasmania Expedition Medicine Course8 day practical expedition medicine course
Wild Med Adventures (Kenya)Adventure Expeditions and CME. Experience a trip of a lifetime in small group settings. Medical and Non-Medical welcome
Wild Medix (South Africa)Wild Medix is a dynamic South African company dedicated to providing specialised first aid and rescue training for wilderness, tactical and urban situations

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Diploma Courses
Dip. Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (RCPSG)Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (RCPSG)
Dip. Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (online)Diploma Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (Online)
Dip. Immediate Medical Care (RCSED)Diploma in Immediate Medical Care
Dip. Mountain Medicine (UCLAN)Diploma in Mountain Medicine

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Dip. Remote and Offshore Medicine (RCSED)Diploma in Remote and Offshore Medicine
Dip. Retrieval and Transfer Medicine (RCSED)Diploma in Retrieval and Transfer Medicine examination
Diploma in Travel Medicine (RSPSG)Diploma in Travel Medicine
Professional Diploma in Travel Health (online)Professional Diploma in Travel Health (online)
Professional Diploma in Topical Nursing (LSHTH)Professional Diploma in Topical Nursing Online
Diploma Tropical Nursing (LSTM)Diploma Tropical Nursing (LSTM)
DMCCDiploma in Medical Care of Catastrophes
DRH LiverpoolDiploma in Reproductive Health in Developing Countries
DTMH GlasgowDiploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Glasgow

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DTMH LiverpoolDiploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Liverpool
DTMH LondonDiploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in London
Masters Courses
MHS LiverpoolMSc in Humanitarian Studies (open to intercalating students)
MSc Climate Change & Planetary HealthMSc in Climate Change & Planetary Health (LSHTM)
MSc Control of Infectious DiseasesMSc Control of Infectious Diseases (LSHTM)
MSc Disaster Medicine (UCLAN)MSc Disaster Medicine (UCLAN)
MSc in Extreme Medicine (UOE/WEM) MSc in Extreme Medicine (UOE/WEM)
MSc in Global and Remote HealthcareMSc in Global and Remote Healthcare (Plymouth)
MSc Global Health Policy by Distance LearningMSc Global Health Policy by Distance Learning (LSHTM)
MSc Global Health (LSTM)MSc Global Health (LSTM)
MSc in Global Health (Oxford)MSc in Global Health (Oxford)
MSc Global Health (Plymouth)MSc Global Health (Plymouth)
MSc in Global Health (UCL)MSc in Global Health (UCL)
MSc Global Mental HealthMSc Global Mental Health (LSHTM)
MSc Health in Humanitarian Crises by Distance LearningMSc Health in Humanitarian Crises by Distance Learning (LSHTM)
MSc Humanitarian Studies (LSTM)MSc Humanitarian Studies (LSTM)
MSc Master of Public Health (International) (LSTM)MSc Master of Public Health (International) (LSTM)
MSc Master of Public Health (Humanitarian Health) (LSTM)MSc Master of Public Health (Humanitarian Health) (LSTM)
MSc Master of Public Health (Managing Health Services) (LSTM)MSc Master of Public Health (Managing Health Services) (LSTM)
MSc Master of Public Health (Outbreak Control and Health Protection) (LSTM)MSc Master of Public Health (Outbreak Control and Health Protection) (LSTM)
MSc Master of Public Health (Sexual and Reproductive Health) (LSTM)MSc Master of Public Health (Sexual and Reproductive Health) (LSTM)
MSc Medicine in Hazardous Area Response (Plymouth)MSc Medicine in Hazardous Area Response (Plymouth)
MSc Nutrition for Global HealthMSc Nutrition for Global Health (LSHTM)
MSc One Health: Ecosystems, Humans and AnimalsMSc One Health: Ecosystems, Humans and Animals (LSHTM)
MSc Public HealthMSc Public Health (LSHTM)
MSc Remote and Rural MedicineMSc Remote and Rural Medicine
MSc Tropical Disease Biology (LSTM)MSc Tropical Disease Biology (LSTM)
MSc Tropical Health and Infectious Disease Research (LSTM)MSc Tropical Health and Infectious Disease Research (LSTM)
MSc Tropical Medicine & International HealthMSc Tropical Medicine & International Health (LSHTM)
MSc Tropical PaediatricsMSc Tropical Paediatrics (LSTM)
MSc Tropical and Infectious DiseasesMSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases (LSTM)
Short Courses
Introduction to Humanitarian HealthcareFree online course from the RCSEd on Humanitarian Healthcare in partnership with UK-Med
Short Courses at LSHTMShort courses/CPD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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Short Courses at LSTMShort courses/CPD at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
International Diplomas/ Masters
Canadian Diploma Mountain MedicineCanadian Diploma Mountain Medicine (English)
Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments Program University of TasmaniaVariety of Certificate, Diploma and Masters courses available in a number of areas from Space, Offshore to Expedition Medicine

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Nepal Diploma Mountain MedicineNepal Diploma Mountain Medicine
New Zealand Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine (Otago)New Zealand Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine
ApexAPEX was founded by medical students at the University of Edinburgh in 2001. Since then, hundreds of students have taken part in expeditions investigating the effect of altitude and hypoxia on the human body
Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary SocietyMedical expedition research open to students and doctors
Extreme Environments Research GroupInvestigates the physiological and psychological responses to adverse environments (e.g. heat, cold, and hypoxia) and the preparation and protection of those who enter such environments
Xtreme EverestXtreme Everest aims to improve outcomes for people who become critically ill

BMMS: Dr Jim Milledge Mountain Medicine BursaryAnnual award of £350. Open to doctors, physiologists or similar, including students. Planning / undertaking major research project, review, or development project
RCPSGAs a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow you have the opportunity to apply for a number of awards to help you progress your research, improve your knowledge and skills or widen your experience by visiting other countries and/or specialist centres
RSTMHApplications for grants of up to £5,000 (GBP) are welcomed from early career researchers and global health professionals based anywhere in the world, who have not had research funding of £5,000 (GBP) or more in their own name before. The projects can be on any topic related to tropical medicine and global health, from across the research spectrum of lab, translation, implementation and policy, and should take up to one year
The FRRHH FellowshipFRRHH are able to award up to £5000 per individual applicant, to support activities and projects including research, educational development, professional training, or travel opportunities relating to remote, rural, or humanitarian healthcare

Charity Volunteering opportunities
Adventure Under SailCollege at sea for 15-21 year olds
AMECAAlex’s Medical and Educational Clinic in Africa: medical education and care in African Communities
AMREF Flying DoctorsAMREF East African flying doctor service
BASICSBritish Association for Immediate Care
BASICS ScotlandBritish Association for Immediate Care, Scotland

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British Red CrossBritish Red Cross
Critical Care InternationalRemote healthcare delivery in challenging environments
Danish Refugee CouncilHelping refugees and displaced worldwide since 1956
Doctors of the WorldDoctors of the World
Floating DoctorsProviding Healthcare, Education & Community Development To Underserved Communities
GECCoThe Global Emergency Care Collaborative (GECCo) is a multi-disciplinary collaboration of professionals in emergency care with a shared interest in global health
Help for HeroesCharity supporting wounded British soldiers
Himalayan Rescue AssociationHimalayan Rescue Association
Kings Global Health PartnershipKing’s Global Health Partnerships works with health facilities, academic institutions and governments to strengthen health systems and improve the quality of care in four countries: Somaliland, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. Volunterring opportunities available
Medecins Sans FrontieresMedecins Sans Frontieres UK
Mercy CorpsMercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians working together on the front lines of crisis, disaster, poverty, and climate change to create a world where everyone can prosper. Beyond delivering aid to meet urgent needs, we develop long-term solutions to make lasting change possible.
Mercy Ships UKInternational Surgical Care Mission Charity
Mountain Heart NepalNepali charity aiming to create sustainable clinics in remote mountainous areas of Nepal
Mountain Rescue England and WalesVolunteering opportunities with different mountain rescue teams
Norwegian Refugee CouncilThe Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future.
On Call AfricaTo improve health outcomes for marginalised rural communities in Zambia by improving access to quality healthcare. Volunteering opportunities for post FY2
PCIPrimary Care International: Providing family medicine education in resource poor countries.
RE:ACTRE:ACT is a humanitarian charity that rapidly responds to disasters and emergencies in the UK and overseas
RedRRedR UK disaster relief charity
RNLIRoyal National Lifeboat Institution
SkatistanCharity teaching young people to skateboard in Afghanistan and Cambodia
SOS MediterraneeSOS MEDITERRANEE is a European, maritime-humanitarian organisation for the rescue of life in the Mediterranean.
Team 5A non-profit SOFMED veteran foundation that provides medical care in the most overlooked remote areas of the world.
UK-Med / UKIETRDisaster medicine and home of the UK International Emergency Trauma Register
Vine TrustDelivering primary healthcare and health education to remote communities by ship
The Virtual DoctorsThe Virtual Doctors use a Smartphone App to connect isolated health centres in rural Zambia and Malawi with volunteer doctors, based predominantly in the UK
VSOVoluntary Service Overseas
Wessex Global Health NetworkThe Network seeks to help interested people know who in Wessex is working in global health, how to keep in touch with them and how to get involved. It helps people remain up to date with what is going on locally, nationally and internationally and promotes events to share good practice. The Network is a part of the Centre for Global Health at the University of Winchester
ZADPZambia Anaesthetic Development Programme supports anaesthesia development through training, support, quality improvement and research

Expedition Medicine Blogs/ Podcasts
BASICS ScotlandBASICS Scotland prehospital care podcasts
BMMSThe British Mountain Medicine Society is a collaberation of healthcare professionals with an interest in mountain medicine
PHEMCASTPHEMCAST is a prehospital podcast run by 2 UK ED Consultants
The Wilderness MedicExpedition and Wilderness medicine podcast featuring interviews with leading figures from the world of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine​​, discussions regarding common medical problems on expedition
Wilderness Medicine SocietyStay current with new and noteworthy cutting-edge topics in wilderness medicine and adventure through the Wilderness Medicine Society Podcast
World Extreme MedicineWEM offers a mixture of podcasts (WEMCAST) and webinars (WEM Academy) on a variety of subjects

Educational Resources
Chris Imray- High Altitude MedicineProf Imray is one of the UK specialists in the management frostbite and is part of the UK frostbite advice service
Disaster ReadyOnline learning platform built to better prepare humanitarian and development professionals for the critical work they do by providing high-quality, relevant online learning resources at no cost
ICARThe International Commission for Alpine Rescue publish guidelines
MSF Medical GuidelinesPDFs and apps for MSFs medical guidelines
Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness MedicineThe bible for expedition medicine. Currently in its second edition. 3rd edition due for release
UIAA Medical GuidelinesGuidance from the UIAA medical commission on altitude medicine
UKDMCUK Diving Medical Committee. Advise on diving medicine issues, including assessment of fitness to dive
Updated Guidance for Medical Provision for Wilderness MedicineGuidance from the RCSED on the skills and experience needed to join an expedition in the role of a medic
Wilderness & Environmental Medicine JournalJournal of the Wilderness Medicine Society. The Clinical Practice Guidelines are a valuable free resource
Australasian Wilderness & Expedition Medicine Society ConferenceAnnual Wilderness Medicine Conference
Canadian Association of Wilderness Medicine ConferenceAnnual Wilderness Medicine Conference in Canada and Online
World Extreme MedicineAnnual wilderness and extreme medicine conference
Wilderness Medical Society ConferencesSummer and Winter annual Wilderness Medicine Conferences

Mountaineering and Climbing
AACThe Austrian Alpine Club offers grants for training courses in scrambling, climbing and alpine preparation
AMIFor climbing/ mountaineering in the UK, ensure your instructor is a fully qualified Association Mountaineering Instructors member
BMGFor alpine adventures ensure your guide or instructor is an IFMGA-qualified guide (they can also work in the UK)
JCMTThe Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust is a charity providing young people (under 30) with life-changing subsidised mountaineering courses in Scotland and the Alps.
Mountain TrainingMountain Training is the awarding body for qualifications in walking, climbing and mountaineering
The Alpine ClubOpportunities for members to meet like-minded individuals and go on expeditions throughout the world. Grants available from the club to support exploratory climbing expeditions
Ski Touring
Alpine Guides Ski Touring Equipment AdviceGreat advice each year from Alpine Guides to advise on which skis/ bindings/ transceiver
BMGHire a British IFMGA mountain guide to take you ski touring
British BackcountryFacebook page for information on UK ski touring conditions as well as a list of instructors/ guides/ courses (see the about tab)
Eagles Ski ClubThe Eagle Ski Club is the UK’s largest and most active ski touring and ski mountaineering club. Opportunities to develop ski touring skills as well as joining other members on tours and expeditions
UCPANot for profit French organisation offering activity courses all over France including skiing and mountaineering
BushmastersAdventure and survival courses to desert and jungle locations
Newland ExpeditionsPolar expeditions and training
Unique ExpeditionsOffer a variety of medical and non medical training expeditions in various environments
Wild HumanUK based bushcraft training and overseas expeditions
British CanoeingThe national governing body for paddlesports in the UK. Information on local clubs
Canoe WalesWelsh Canoe Association
RYARoyal Yachting Association. National governing body for dinghy, motor and sail boats
SCAScottish Canoe Association

Adventure AlternativeAdventure company offering elective placements in Kenya and Nepal
AMECAAlex’s Medical and Educational Clinic in Africa: Elective placements in African Clinics. Bursaries available.
BMA Elective Advice PagesTips on planning your elective, including a list of funding sources and information about indemnity
Cinterandes FoundationMobile surgical van in Ecuador
DocToursElectives for medical students and work experience programs for all healthcare students in developing countries
Electives NetworkLarge database of elective opportunities. Free access in UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand via medical defence companies
Gizo HospitalRemote electives in the Solomon Islands
Global Medical ProjectsVolunteer medical projects for students and health professionals: including paramedic, physiotherapy, radiography and dental
HHEHimalayan Health Exchange: electives in Himalayan village clinics
London Air AmbulanceElectives with the London Air Ambulance (London HEMS)
Medical Elective NetworkMedical Spanish programs, Peruvian hospital electives and international surgical missions
New Zealand Pre Hospital/ Mountain MedicineExciting elective opportunity provided by the New Zealand Mountain Medicine Society

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Project AmazonasPeruvian jungle elective

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Rural Assistance NepalNepal elective opportunities

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RFDSRoyal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Elective Placements
WMS ElectiveWilderness Medicine Society Student Elective: four-week elective including the Wilderness First Responder course
Work the WorldWork the World: structured electives in Africa, Asia and South America

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Elective Grants / Bursaries
RCPSGRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. We offer eight scholarships of up to £1,000 to medical students annually to enable them to spend 4-6 weeks studying abroad as part of their elective study within the medical school curriculum. Applicants should be medical students studying in the UK and at least 3 of the successful applications will be selected from University of Glasgow students.
RCSEDThe Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has a number of bursaries available each year for medical and dental student
Royal College of PhysiciansRCP medical student elective bursaries
Royal Medical Benevolent FundSummary of elective grants available