We might be based in Axminster, a small town in East Devon, but here at Expedition & Wilderness Medicine we have been helping train medical professionals the world over.
We’re proud to be the leading provider of expedition, wilderness and remote medicine training courses for medical professionals, and are delighted to have experienced considerable growth and success in recent years.
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine was co-founded in 2002 after a late night fireside conversation during an expedition in the deserts of Nambia, by our Managing Director, Mark Hannaford… and the rest they say is history. Today the company offers an abundance of courses throughout the world, including training in Trauma & Hostile, Diving, Jungle and Mountain medicine to name but a few. Quite the achievement, when you think our first offering was a single course in the Lake District!
As we have grown, so have the partnerships we have formed with world famous institutions, including London’s Royal Medical School, Harvard Medical School and National Geographic. Expedition & Wilderness Medicine also has the support of Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
In addition to this, 2014 has already seen some fantastic achievements for us, including:
· Being selected by the production team behind the 2015 Hollywood film ‘Everest’ to supply on-location training and guidance
· Providing medical advice and reach back service to companies operating in a remote area of Iraq and trauma training in Liberia
· All courses operating at nearly 100% capacity
· A fully subscribed World Extreme Medicine Conference & Expo taking place in London in November this year
And earlier this month we held a course at Dartmoor’s Heatree Centre which was attended by 40 medical professionals from several different countries, including Australia, Italy and Switzerland, highlighting the increasing worldwide interest in medical training courses.
QUOTE BLOCK: ‘I am thrilled with the rate in which Expedition & Wilderness Medicine has grown. The most rewarding element of our work is when we receive testimonials and endorsements from people that have attended our courses and are now putting the skills they learnt into practice in the most diverse range of locations. Especially as these are often the regions where vital medical assistance is most urgently required’. – Mark Hannaford
We are delighted with the response that Expedition & Wilderness Medicine has received since our inception and with your help; we look forward to continuing on our diverse and challenging path for many years to come!
If you would like to know more about any of our courses, contact us today to find out more.
Dr Natalie Roberts is member of Médecins Sans Frontières’ Emergency Team, currently working as MSF’s Medical Coordinator for Syria.