Expedition and Wilderness Medicine | Lake Bohinj, Slovenia | November 2021


Our extended version of our internationally renowned Expedition and Wilderness Medicine course returns to the stunning Lake Bohinj in Slovenia.

Expedition and Wilderness Medicine course alumni have 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

“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.

Start: 1 November 2021, 08:30
End: 5 November 2021, 16:00

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

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Intro Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Extended Course in Slovenia

An exciting and comprehensive 5-day course designed to open the world of expedition medicine to doctors, nurses, paramedics and other medical professionals wanting to add adventure into their career.  This course includes additional lecture content and an extended expanded programme of outdoor activities. Aimed at medical professionals based in Europe the course will be taught in English by a highly experienced faculty.


Our Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course set on the shores of the stunning Lake Bohinj offers the same great content as our UK-based courses with additional workshops, a night out bivvying and more time outdoors.

You’ll spend over half your time focusing on practical group work and there’ll be a chance to explore the mountain behind the hostel. Our team of experienced expedition medics will deliver various lectures covering the essential content you need to know out on expedition anywhere across the globe. At the end of the course we’ll spend a night out building our camps and bivvying under the stars, your final challenge will be a search and rescue exercise designed to test your skills in combination.

Accreditation will be offered through the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. We estimate 30 hours of CPD will be awarded for the complete course.

This course now includes the WEM care package which contains branded stickers, lanyard and 10l dry bag.

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

Do you need travel and health insurance?
The UK Foreign Office advises,” The EHIC won’t cover medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment, so you should make sure you have adequate travel insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment and repatriation.”
We never advise travel without adequate insurance, there are a wide variety of options at a very affordable rate.…it really is worth it!

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  1. Francis

    A “must have course! ” one of a kind learning sphere that outweighted my expectations. Just the right program where I was able to connect my professional background and interests in one avenue.

    The course is jam-packed with necessary learning Module. It is my pleasure to be Inspired and learn form flexible, friendly and skilled faculty. Coupled with veriety of creative techniques and teaching strategies made learning easy and interesting. Most of all, the shared life experiences from these professionals fuels the flame to aspire more on this field of experties.
    I am looking forward for more WEM course to attend.
    BeExtreme. Havala!

  2. Poppy Allen

    I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was varied from beginning to end with a good balance of lectures and practical workshops. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable and always happy to answer any questions. Topics that I was hoping to be covered over the week all were – as well as additional topics that I hadn’t necessarily thought of before. Accommodation was basic but all that was needed as you spend so much time doing activities (who wants to spend time in their room?!). The kitchen staff were very accommodating and made good alternative meals for vegans/ allergy sufferers. I had a great time – thanks!

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