Focus on Extreme Medicine Clinical Fellow Dr Charlotte Fleury

14 August 2019

MSc in Extreme Medicine Clinical Fellow Dr Charlotte Fleury.

Whats your background?
I work as a Registrar in Exeter’s Emergency Department Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust following the CESR pathway and have a keen interest in pre-hospital medicine, becoming an Extreme Medicine Doctor plus I have a great love of the outdoors.

Why did you sign up for the Masters program?
There is simply no other #Masters that offers modules in pre-hospital, humanitarian & disaster relief and specialist austere environments including space medicine. I wanted to challenge myself and gain knowledge in these areas to have the credibility behind me to carry out pre-hospital work and an Extreme Medicine Doctor on expeditions. I’m extremely privileged to have secured this Masters combined with a 3-year Extreme Medicine Clinical Fellowship in Exeter’s #Emergency Department allowing me to remain in Exeter for three years, which in turn has allowed personal career development (without burnout) and to work with a fantastic team in the Emergency Department.

Has it met your expectations?
The Masters in Extreme Medicine has exceeded my expectations. Not only do you gain specialist skills and knowledge you require to thrive in austere environments from leading world specialists, but you also develop human factor skills which are invaluable.

I have been able to transfer these to my working day job improving my leadership, communication and team dynamics in stressful situations such as Resus scenarios. This, in turn, leads to delivering better quality patient care, something we strive to achieve as medics.

What are your plans for the future?
Through knowledge gained on the Master’s and the most fantastic networking opportunities, I have now entered the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge Ocean Row 2020 with a close friend and colleague, Dr Rosie Alterman. This means immediate plans are to fundraise and train to row the gruesome 3000 miles from the Canaries to Antigua along with conducting research in the field of women in ultra-endurance sports – so watch this space! support us!!

Who is your favourite faculty member?
With her stunning blue eyes, welcoming and affectionate approach, I would have to say Anya! (World Extreme Medicine dog).

MSc in Extreme Medicine at University of Exeter Medical School.

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course – good reasons to attend!

Further reading
Why becoming a Extreme Medicine Doctor is good for you and your career!

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