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Mountain Medicine course in Nepal reaches Everest ER and Base Camp

The third annual Mountain Medicine course in Nepal under the leadership of Everest ER founder Dr Luanne Freer and Antarctic Logistics lead medic Dr Martin Rhodes has successfully reached Everest Base Camp and spend time visiting Mountain Medicine course - Everest ERthe highest clinic in the world, established by Dr Freer, Everest ER.

The CME accredited course not only provides a didactic medical learning experience but also raises significant monies to support the work of Everest ER in not only providing life sustaining support for Everest trekkers and climbers but also for the local Nepalese community.

Join Expedition & Wilderness Medicine on next years Mountain Medicine course – time not only well spent in learning but also in one of the worlds most amazing outdoor classrooms.

Of interest

‘The ultimate mountain medicine course, the path of which follows the Everest Base Camp Trail up the Khumbu valley to base camp itself, situated in the shadow of the world’s most iconic peak.

Many of you know Dr Luanne Freer as the founder and director of Everest ER, and a volunteer physician for the non profit Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) in Nepal. Founded in 2003 EverestER is the world highest clinic a seasonal tent-based medical facility at the Everest Base Camp (17,600 ft/5350m).  Dr Freer will be joined by Dr Martin Rhodes DiMM lead medic for Antarctic Logistics and Expedition and runs their medical backup each polar season in Antarctica. This duo will be joined by additional guest medic to add variety and provide an eclectic teaching pool.
‘The Mountain Medicine course was one of the most amazing experiences of my life lead by a world class exped team. Really grateful for the opportunity to attend the course’

Spaces are strictly limited

*A significant proportion of the profits from this expedition go towards supporting the work of Everest ER.’


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Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Courses

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Expedition Medicine course

Expedition Medicine CME Medical Course – Keswick

10 – 13 September 2012

Join the EWM team in at our stunning lakeland training base for great lectures and lots of hands-on practical training led by Dr Amy Hughes of London HEM’s.   The aim of the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Course is to provide aspiring and experienced expedition doctors, nurses, paramedics and advanced medics with the skills and practical knowledge to become valuable members of an remote medical team.  More detials on this course here.

82% rated the course as ‘excellent’, 16.3% as ‘very good’ and 1.7% as ‘good’

Spaces are limited so to reserve yours please drop Catherine an email here

Mountain Medicine Course - Nepal

Environment specific course news….

Next up is Mountain Medicine trekking to Everest Base Camp led by Everest ER founder Dr Luanne Freer

Nepal 22nd October – 8th November  22.5 CME & FAWM credits
The ultimate mountain medicine course, the path of which follows the Everest Base Camp Trail up the Khumbu valley to base camp itself, situated in the shadow of the worlds most iconic peak.  More details here
*A significant proportion of the profits from this expedition go towards supporting the work of Everest ER.

Followed by a visit the rainforest’s of Costa Rica for our acclaimed Jungle Medicine course

Costa Rica 2nd – 9th December 20.5 CME & FAWM credits
A Jungle Medicine course set on the stunning Pacuare River, Costa Rica. As featured in the British Medical Journal and as the Editor’s Choice.  More details here

And we start next year appropriately with the ‘A’s’ the Arctic Circle and Aconcagua

Aconcagua 16th January – 4th February 2013  17.5 CME & FAWM credits
Our expedition will be following the Horcones Glacier, we’ll attempt the summit on the northeast aspect of the mountain led by Everest Base Camp and Antarctic Logistics medic Doctor Rachel Anderson
*A significant proportion of the profits from this expedition go towards supporting the work of Everest ER.   More details here

Northern Norway 10th – 16th February 2013  9.5 CME & FAWM credits
The Polar Medical Skills course is set in Northern Norway near the town of Alta within the Arctic Circle. It runs over a 6-day period, at the height of the Arctic winter. It represents, we believe, one of the best presented and comprehensive winter medical skills courses in Europe and routinely receives outstanding feedback from its delegates.  More details here

Please contact Catherine is you have any questions about these course at all.

Remote medical training courses

Its the summer so for a bit of fun…

Well at least its the summer in the northern hemisphere although for those of you residing in the UK you might be mistaken into thinking that’s its yet to arrive!   To cheer us all up here we are running a quick photographic competition to win £50 off your next course!!

Answers by email to EWM head-honcho Mark, the winner will be pulled at random on the 4th of August, to the following not-so-overly-taxing-questions; looking at the photo above

Which ocean are you in? and

What course/conference would you be on your way to if you saw this seabird?

Work in remote medicine

Jobs in remote medicine

Medical Vacancies with the British Army.   Day rate based on rank and experience. Nationwide.

The role.   Join the Territorial Army as a doctor, and make your CV stand out to employers. This is your chance to rise through the ranks and gain experience in military specific medicine while continuing your regular clinical role. At weekends, you’ll enhance your leadership prowess through officer training, learn how to survive outdoors and fire weapons through basic military training, and gain an understanding of casualty mass management, tropical medicine, and conflict surgery.

The requirement.   You’ll come to us with a degree in Medicine and full registration with the United Kingdom’s GMC. If you’re currently at university, you can start the process early by applying for a medical cadetship and other university sponsorship whilst you study. Or you may be under 55, looking for an extra challenge, and be currently practising in a clinical setting. We are currently looking for doctors with experience in accident and emergency or resuscitation although applicants in other clinical areas are encouraged to apply.

To register your interest and find out more, please contact the recruitment team on 0117 910 3150 or email

Pre Hospital Care Emergency Medicine

Pre-hospital Trauma & Management Medical Emergencies in Remote Settings Course

An intensive 2 day Pre-Hospital Trauma and Medical Emergency course for medical practitioners who may not have regular exposure to witnessing and managing acute medical emergencies and/or trauma injuries day to day, and who are interested in improving and refining their skill base whether it be for use as a first responder, in a remote GP surgery setting or for expeditions.

13th – 14th October – London

Find out more here.

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