World Extreme Medicine; a journey of passion?
When World Extreme Medicine ran its first course in Patterdale, in the English Lake District, the term ‘Expedition & Wilderness Medicine’ was rarely used in fact we were the first people to do so when we established our company but it is amazing to see how its use has spread to the point that its has even been borrowed for the title of a book on the topic.
The original course sprang out of internal training courses provided I established for my other company Across the Divide Expeditions for their own medics who wanted to learn specific pre-hospital skills and its gone from there, with the help of mentor Hong Kong based entrepeneur David Weil, to a world class conference, an International Post Grad Diploma and MSc program, a raft of world class courses and medical location support for some of the world’s largest film productions.
We decided to rename ourselves ‘World Extreme Medicine’ to better reflect to opportunities open to medics in not only expedition medicine but also disaster & humanitarian medicine, military medicine and remote pre-hospital care.
We, as a team, are so utterly passionate about what we do we count ourselves honoured to have the opportunity to share our passion with an amazing group of delegates, students and course attendees. I count myself incredibly lucky.
- WEM Courses Our courses are aimed at doctors, nurses, paramedics and other medical professionals wanting to add more adventure into their careers.
- WEM Conference The WEM conference focuses on a number of interrelated medical fields: Pre-Hospital, Disaster & Humanitarian, Expedition, Endurance and Extreme Sport, Space and Extreme Medicine. We work with a range of multi-disciplinary partners and together, we offer a programme of fascinating talks from world-renowned experts in their field – from Arctic explorers to vascular surgeons, remote medics to NASA & ESA personnel. We host practical sessions on field-proven techniques and ‘hacks’ to inspire and enhance your skills, helping you to become a more effective and highly valued practitioner of remote medicine.
- International PG Dip/MSc in Extreme Medicine. This unique programme is delivered in partnership between the University of Exeter Medical School and World Extreme Medicine, the world’s leading provider of specialist training courses for medics taking their skills into challenging environments. This is medicine at its best, crossing geographical and professional boundaries.
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