Expedition and Wilderness Medicine | Keswick | October 2021


Our internationally renowned Expedition and Wilderness Medicine course in Keswick provide aspiring and experienced expedition doctors, nurses, paramedics and advanced medics with the skills and practical knowledge to become valuable members of an expedition medical team.

“WEM has provided training for a huge number of Raleigh medics over the years. We highly recommend our medics do an expedition and wilderness medicine course through WEM to help them prepare for their expedition.” – Raleigh Medical Coordination Manager.

Read the BMJ write up on the course here.

Start: 18 October 2021, 08:30
End: 21 October 2021, 15:30

  • Spaces Left: High
  • Prerequisites:
    • Medical or Allied Health Professional
    • Students in the final two years of study

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Intro Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Keswick

An exciting 4-day course which aims to open up the world of expedition medicine to all medical professionals and help you mix adventure into your career.

The Lake District was the site of the very first Expedition and Wilderness Medicine course many years ago and since then alumni has left to take part in expeditions across the globe, responded to natural disasters and emergencies and gain placements with organisations such us Raleigh InternationalUK-Med, Team Rubicon and Médecins Sans Frontières.


Our Expedition and Wilderness Medicine course is designed to be the most comprehensive 4-day introductory training course a medic can be part of. Our expert faculty blend engaging lecture content with hands on practical skills essential to all expedition medics.

During the first 3 days of the course your time will be split 50/50 between lectures and practical group work, the evenings will vary between socialising, challenge tasks and special guest lectures. The final day will focus on a search and rescue scenario where you will combine your skills to locate, rescue, treat and evacuate a casualty.

Accreditation will be offered through the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. We estimate 24 hours of CPD will be awarded for the complete course.

All UK courses now include the WEM care package which contains branded stickers, lanyard and 10L dry bag.

We highly recommend arriving the day before the course, you can book additional accommodation for the Sunday night directly with the Derwentwater Independent Hostel.

What’s included?
• All tutoring, accommodation and meals during the course
• WEM care package
• Downloadable course resources
• Safety equipment

What’s not included?
• Travel costs
• Insurance (for international travellers)
• Personal equipment
• Drinks and food purchased from the bar

Please ensure that you follow the kit list and bring adequate kit. Heavy rain, driving winds and low temperatures are common in the Lake District, poor kit can be dangerous and could preclude you from activities. That being said, we often enjoy T-shirt weather on the course so it’s worth staying hopeful.

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