Expedition medical professionals
Medical Professionals interested in expedition and wilderness medicine are particularly welcome to apply for Fellowship of RGS-IBG, and participate in the activities of RGS-IBG Expedition Medical Cell. Other resources of interest include:
There are a number of courses designed specifically for medical professionals.
Expedition Medicine Courses for Healthcare Professionals
Remember that in order to perform effectively as an expedition medic, it is just as important to be competent at operating in the expedition environment.
Gain experience by enrolling on a course to learn specialist skills in your chosen environment. View a range of training options.
Network with other expedition organisers at the annual RGS-IBG Explore weekend.
There is a variety of ways you can apply your medical knowledge for use in the wilderness. Have you considered the following?
Joining an expedition
The Society helps expeditions recruit medical professionals through its Register of Personnel available for expeditions, and publicises opportunities through its Bulletin of Expedition Vacancies.
Remote medical positions
From Antarctica to Everest there are many opportunities to work in remote and challenging places. The RGS-IBG Bulletin of Expedition Vacancies advertises a wide range of available positions.
Have you ever considered organising your own medical research project overseas?
You can search the Expedition Report Database using search terms ‘medical’ or ‘health’ for some ideas of potential project ideas. Seek advice on planning an expedition or consider joining an established medical research expedition.
RGS-IBG Expedition Medical Cell
If you have extensive expedition experience or knowledge of a particular aspect of remote area medicine, your involvement in the Medical Cell Expert Panel would be welcome. Contact email@example.com for more details.
Still looking for ideas?
Browse our expedition medicine links on delicious for more options. Tags include pre hospital medicine, humanitarian medicine, tropical medicine.
A comprehensive pocket guide to expedition medicine, with practical advice for use in remote environments, and links and references to further information.
[Cancelled] This half-day, scenario-based course is for school EVCs and senior management. It is intended to meet the needs of staff who may have a role to play during a visit emergency.
9 June 2020
[Postponed to 2021] Explore is a one day event for anyone planning expeditions and field research overseas, with a focus on self-led student projects.
13 June 2020
[Cancelled] A two-day course for those departing on expeditions to remote parts of the world where medical help is not readily available.
1 July 2020
Essential training for new EVCs responsible for the policies and practice around risk management for out-of-school visits.
24 November 2020
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