Latest Chamonix course report

Last week saw 60 international medics – doctors, nurses, paramedics and med students (and 1 layman!) descend on Chamonix during a heat wave with temps topping 32 degrees to join WMT’s 2nd biggest course of the year – Expedition Medicine and Field Skills. Scorchio! The programme was busy and intense and much enjoyed and praised by all – “Fantastic, enthusiastic faculty, just the right amount of medicine covered and I loved the practical hands on aspect to the majority of the course. Really inspired me to pursue career opportunities in expedition medicine!” wrote one delegate. The bivouac at 2300m was a highlight for many – the pictures below suggest why (though we did get a 20 minute intense hail storm as the clouds boiled over late in the afternoon). Thanks to everyone who attended and our great teaching team – Harvey Pynn, Lucy Obolensky, Nigel Williams, Barry Roberts, Charlotte Verney, Luc Bellon and Carron Crimgeour. This course (and the winter Expedition Medicine course) now count towards a PG Cert in Global & Remote Health from Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry. We’ll formally be announcing details of this partnership soon. Exciting stuff. Summer 2018 dates are now live – 18-22 June. Join us!