Firstly thank you to all of you who applied to the September internship. We a huge amount of interest and all were strong candidates from a large number of UK universities with a fantastic mix of experiences and skills. It is hugely encouraging to see that so many medical students are developing their skills early and are well on their way to be the expedition medics of the future!
Now for the selected intern….
I am thrilled to announce that Andrew Cumpstey has been selected by the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine team to be the intern for Expedition & Wilderness Medicine’s UK Course in Keswick, Cumbria (12 September 2011 to 15 September 2011). Andrew is a final year medical student at the University of Oxford who caught the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Team’s attention with a very clever and witty application in the style of a presenting history.
Andrew will join the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Team in Keswick as an ‘intern’ and be a member of the faculty over the 4 days having the opportunity to:
– attend the UK course as a faculty-assistant
– have the opportunity to attend all the lecture talks
– if not assisting faculty in a practical session, be able to observe other practical sessions
– be part of the faculty team in the final Search & Rescue exercise
– meet the lecturers and faculty behind the scenes and be one of the team
For those of you reading this and thinking you would like a go! We encourage you to submit your entries for the March UK course 2012 competition. The closing date for this is on Monday January 2nd 2012.
We look forward to sharing Andrew’s thoughts on his intern experience with you after the course and I am sure you will all join us in congratulating him!
University Liaison for Expedition & Wilderness Medicine
Expedition Medicine Training Course Keswick