Keen to Learn? We have lots of useful expedition medicine info
Exile Medics is all about getting you into the field and learning expedition medicine with the support of some of the most experienced medics around. Supporting this, we have lots of useful tutorials, lectures and lessons available below. Some skills are essential (feet) some are just useful to know in general. We keep adding new information all the time, but if there's something in particular that you'd like to get the Exile Medic take on, let us know.
Exile Medics is committed to Teaching and Learning
Every Exile Medics team, wherever they go in the world includes students. Exile Medics has been committed to teaching since we first picked up our passports and strapped on a snowshoe. We have produced training videos, created simulation courses for students interested in wilderness medicine at national conferences but mostly we deliver real life, in the field situational and clinical teaching whilst on expeditions. More junior Exiles are assigned mentors, more senior Exiles can choose to take on a more organisational role. There is something to learn and teach for everyone, no matter your profession or grade. Things you'll learn include: riding a snowmobile during an evacuation, treating dehydration in the desert, using satellite phones, radios and Oxen to communicate, setting up a medical station under the jungle canopy, writing and implementing standard operating procedures, delivering in challenging and high pressure situations and Peruvian Jungle Dancing alongside countless other skills and techniques. Welcome on board.
Here are some useful and informative video tutorials about being an Exile Medic, and the skills we use to do our work. Come back soon to find more as we add them!
Becoming an Exile Medic...
The 2015 Exile Medics Conference
Here are some useful background videos from the 2015 Exile Medics Festival. Gives you some ideas on the background of Exile Medics, governance in the field, and how to stay well on an expedition.
Exile Medics Skills Tutorials
Exile Medics Got Skills. Here we are building a set of videos describing some key skills that you'll need to master if you become and Exile Medic. They're short vids, but well worth a watch.