Jungle Medicine | Costa Rica | January 2022


Jungle Medicine Training Course in Costa Rica an exciting and comprehensive course for all those medical professionals responsible for clients, patients or team members in a tropical or jungle environment.

World Extreme Medicine ( formerly 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

Start: 10 January 2022, 07:30 (proposed dates)
End: 16 January 2022, 16:00

  • Spaces Left: High
  • Prerequisites:
    • Medical or Allied Health Professional
    • Students in the final year of study
    • Attendance of Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course (or similar) highly recommended
    • Basic navigation skills
    • Basic knowledge of expedition planning
    • Good fitness level

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Intro Jungle Medicine Training CME/ CPD Course in Costa Rica

Our 7-day Jungle Medicine training course provides an immersive training experience set within the stunning tropical rainforests of Costa Rica, all under the expert guidance of our faculty team.

A Jungle Medicine training course is set on the stunning Pacuare River, Costa Rica. As featured in the British Medical Journal and as the Editor’s Choice.   Read Dr Alex Rowe’s write-up of the Jungle course.


The Jungle Medicine course aims to equip doctors, nurses and paramedics with practical survival skills, an overview of tropical medicine, logistical knowledge and pre-hospital skills required on a jungle expedition.

This action-packed course kicks off by rafting into camp before running through the essential information you’ll need for the days ahead.

Splitting the course into practical and theory-based elements gives the WEM team the opportunity to vary teaching methods and importantly, get you hands-on ‘learning by doing’. You’ll learn basic navigation and camp craft skills for use in this complex training environment, we’ll discuss the common conditions found in jungle environments and learn how to treat conditions common in Jungle and sub-tropical locations.

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.

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
Travel and health insurance
Personal equipment

Do you need travel and health insurance?
We recommend all participants travelling outside of their home country, or where aero-medical evacuation may be required, have specific travel insurance in place for the expedition.

For your safety and security, we reserve the right to refuse access to an expedition until we have details of adequate insurance cover provided to us.

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  1. Kevin (verified owner)

    I took the course in 2019 and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Excellent blend of teaching and practical skills that really boosted my confidence in pursuing a career in expeditionary medicine

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