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Expedition medicine opportunities: here’s what you need to know

If you would love to combine work, travel and adventure – and you can take the responsibility – the job of expedition medic could be for you

If you would love to combine work, travel and adventure – and you can take the responsibility – the job of expedition medic could be for you

Do you love travelling and adventure? If so, becoming an expedition medic could be the perfect role for you. It allows nurses to combine their clinical skills with the opportunity to see the world and take part in new adventures and pursuits.

What is expedition medicine?

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Expedition medicine covers a broad range of scenarios for providing healthcare in remote and difficult environments. Also known as wilderness medicine, it can involve trips to jungles, deserts and mountain ranges, as well as diving, trekking and sporting activities.

Expeditions involve accompanying different groups

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