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// R/EMO:TE Medic Programme - Remote/Expedition Medicine: Training Essentials




‘… really nice people and in my opinion it’s the best training school and training provider there is.’

‘You have an incredibly good Faculty of people  who have very very deep experience and deep knowledge of what they are teaching…’

‘It’s  purposeful, very well delivered and good training in my opinion.’

‘It’s just great, really great.’

‘I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again. If you want to learn this stuff then you are going to do it here.’

I’ve been on expeditions and I’ve done remote medic work and I can definitely say that the programme as it is set up, if you do the whole programme as it is set up and do all the modules, it is a really really good package. 

‘I don’t know any training provider who does that in a better way.’


The R/EMO:TE Medic Training Programme:

This modular CPD programme is designed specifically for Medical Professionals and Other Allied Health Care Professionals, to allow delegates to progress through a series of modules to support them in operating as  remote area medics. The programme is intentionally modular to allow development of knowledge and skills over time, as funds and time allows.

The programme is 15 days long and c 380 all told (including study and attendance on  the modules). It is the most comprehensive modular civilian remote area medical programme available.

The programme can either be undertaken as separate modules or in blocks. Please note, that due to the pre reading requirements, the Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support course module must be undertaken as a stand alone.

The Modules are:


This combination of courses introduces those who already have a medical background to wilderness medicine (R/EMO:TE Medic - which includes a module on Road Traffic Collision Management - the number 1 cause of death when travelling overseas), then develops delegates knowledge and skills with wound care, IV and IM modules and dentistry. Delegates then focus on improving their skills and increasing knowledge levels through the internationally recognised (c 64 countries) Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support. Having developed a good, solid foundation, through lectures, discussions, q and a, skill stations, pre reading, scenarios and assessments, delegates then put their skills to the test, in a supportive environment, with a 2 day Prolonged Field Care course - simulating a prolonged field care scenario, comms use and evacuation including training on working with helicopters.

The Off Site Safety Management course is a risk management course, which we have delivered to many medics, with rave reviews - an this covers planning and delivery fo expeditions, including health considerations, risk assessments, minor and major incident management. The course is an excellent prevention tool.

Delegates can choose to add a further module - the Rescue 3 accredited Water Safety For Expedition Leaders, that was developed by experts at Plas y Brenin, at our request, with input from ourselves.

This hugely valuable programme will allow delegates to build on their existing medical qualifications, develop knowledge, skills, partake in multiple scenarios - all delivered by a wide group of genuine remote area medics and risk management  including Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Military Medics, Rescue medics and Rescue Operatives (as well as specialist risk managers and lawyers). 

We know the modules work - they are tried and tested and delegates tell us relevant modules prepared them perfectly for their first or subsequent deployments.

The International team that wrote/developed/contributed to and honed our unique R/EMO:TE Medic Programme was made up of a multi disciplinary team, all with significant experience in one or more of: overseas, expeditionary, disaster response, SAR. military medicine/military medical operations, Prolonged Field Care or adventurous activities experience - and all at the top of their game, including;


  • 6 x Fellows of the Royal Geographical Society

  • 3 x Fellows in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine

  • 3 x Authors/editors of the Oxford Handbook for Wilderness and Expedition Medicine

  • 2 x Authors of the UK edition of the Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support Manual

  • 1x Consultant Radiologist

  • 1 x Consultant Cardiologist

  • 1 x Off Shore Rope Rescue Medic and Off Shore Medic

  • 1 x ODP/ Military Medic and experienced expedition medic

  • 2 x ex British Antarctic Survey Doctors

  • 2 x Doctors who are Diploma in Mountain Medicine holders

  • 3 x Anaesthetists

  • 3 x ED Doctors

  • 1 x Diploma in Tropical and Travel Health Doctor

  • 1 x Diploma in Remote and Offshore Medicine Doctor

  • 1 x Mountain Rescue Medical Lead Doctor (and overseas expedition leader)

  • 1 x ex British Antarctic Survey Dentist, remote area dentist. also responsible for training Special Operations Forces from multiple NATO countries

  • 1 x Hyperbaric/Dive Medicine Doctor

  • 3 x HEMS Doctors

  • 1 x Dive Medic

  • 1 x HART Paramedic (previously served in medical wing of UKSF)

  • 1 x Adult Nursing lecturer - ex Mountain Rescue, Water Rescue and Medical Rescue

  • 1 x Military Paramedic with extensive expeditionary (non military) and small team operational deployment (military) experience

  • 1 x remote area risk management specialist

  • 1 x remote area operations/expedition specialist lawyer (one of the authors of BS 8848 - the safety standard for overseas expeditions, field trips, adventure travel and expeditions, and ISO 31030 - the international standard for Travel Risk Management)

  • Input from multiple expedition leaders

Pre Requisites:


Doctor, Nurse, Paramedic, Military Medic,  FRECand above.

Pre study will be necessary to pass the exam and assessments.

Course Dates:

Please view the respective individual module pages to see 2024 dates. 




Plas y Brenin, Snowdonia.



Accommodation and food are not included. We strongly recommend that delegates stay at PyB.

How to book:

Visit the individual course pages for the respective course modules and booking links.


'I think a big advantage of this program is that as it is based in modules it gives you a lot of options to tailor it for your own needs so, depending on where you go and where you have your own focus you can do certain things more in depth and you might be more focused on something. For me, that is cold weather treatment and Polar treatment.'


'It’s not a party course, it’s not a ‘we are all very important, we…have fun during the week and then we get a certificate for it’


'And being now in Antarctica with one of the Doctors who was teaching in the course and having another Antarctic Doctor being part of our research in the UK, there is a really really good network of people who are really interested in this field. They don’t do this for money, they do it because they live it - that’s what they are doing. Talking to people on the other side of the world, doing these telemedicine things, it’s a really great network of people.'

Risk Management Module: 'There are moments where you really need to stand your ground and you need to consider, do I (continue) and if I do, what if this goes south. I think it’s very important to look into this… that’s a really really valuable course. ‘


'It is  more fun and more spectacular to do the stop the bleeding g tourniquet stuff - (but) the (risk management) side is at least if not more important to a real expedition medic in my opinion.'

REMOTE MEDIC INTERVIEWAbout the Programme : Interview with R/EMO:TE Medic Alumni, Kai Muller, whilst in Antarctica 1 March 2024
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Interview with highly experienced R/EMO:TE Medic Programme alumnus Kai Muller, whilst in Antarctica, 1 March 2024. Kai is a very experienced Paramedic (and ex German Army Military Medic) and a qualified, experienced and busy Polar guide, operating on both poles. Kai has trained with a number of companies before discovering Remote Area Risk International and has subsequently returned to us many times and undertaken all 7 modules of our R/EMO:TE Medic course. Kai's job is as a remote Paramedic, not someone who undertakes remote medicine as a hobby or on an irregular basis. This is why he comes to us as the leading provider of Professional level remote area medical training. Given the remoteness of his work, he is passionate about undertaking the nest possible training. Very kindly, he firmly identifies the best training as that delivered by our expert Faculty here at Remote Area Risk International. Kai's comments on the importance of the risk management ad prevention side of the training is both enlightening  - and mirrors or own views. Please have a listen if you want to hear a genuine, experienced, professional, full time remote medic discussing the very hight standards of training we deliver.

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