Life-changing opportunity for a physician to deploy to the North Pole with the US Center for Polar Medical Operations (CPMO).
You’ll need to be a US citizen, have a US medical licence, hold a valid passport and not averse to the cold, the snow and the dark! In return, you’ll have a unique experience, enjoyed by few others on the planet. You’ll be rewarded with fantastic other-worldly snow-scapes and acres of stars in night-time Polar skies.
The CPMO is hosted at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Here, they support the National Science Foundation’s US Antarctic Program (USAP) and they seek a doctor to work at one of the scientific research stations in Antarctica.
The Amundsen-Scott South Pole station is one of the most isolated places on earth. CPMO are looking for an Emergency or Family Medicine physician with acute care experience who is up for the challenge of working at 10,000 feet during the depths of the Antarctic Winter.
While the clinical load is light, the opportunity to work in this remote situation will be attractive to physicians with interests in extreme/remote or altitude medicine. Practice medicine under the Aurora Australis and see the Milky Way as few others ever will, all while providing health care to the station crew.
The South Pole Station carries out exciting research in astronomy, weather, geology and supports other science missions. Deployments are 9 months, and US citizenship is required. Warm, shared accommodation is provided as are recreational facilities, internet and telephone access. CPMO are also recruiting for winter staff at the McMurdo and Palmer Stations.
For more information, please visit www.usap.gov or www.utmb.edu/polar
Call 409-772-3626 if you are interested or apply on-line at www.utmb.edu/polar.