Firstly thank you to all of you who applied to the March 2012 Expedition & Wilderness Medicine internship. We a huge amount of interest and all were strong candidates from a large number of UK and overseas 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 Marita Flotre has been selected by the EWM team to be the intern for Expedition & Wilderness Medicine’s UK Course in Keswick, Cumbria (5 March 2012 to 8 March 2012). Marita is a 3rd year medical student at the University of Bergen in Norway who caught the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Team’s attention with a clear passion for the outdoors and medicine.
Marita 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 April 2012 Conference competition (the closing date for this is on Thursday February 2nd 2012) and May 2012 UK Course competition (closing date Monday 5th March 2012.
We look forward to sharing Marita’s thoughts on her intern experience with you after the course and I am sure you will all join us in congratulating her!