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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
A full day workshop that supports Educational Visits Coordinators (EVCs) in their roles by covering the legal and practical procedures required of their position.
26 March 2019
British Standard BS 8848 specifies operational requirements for providers of overseas ventures. The workshop will assist those using the standard to benchmark exising safety management systems within their own organisations.
Are you doing an expedition, dissertation research or GCSE/A level field teaching? You'll need to measure stuff! Come and learn how to design and use low cost sensors (using the freestation.org approach).
1 April 2019
A two-day course for those departing on expeditions to remote parts of the world where medical help is not readily available.
14 May 2019
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