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The R/EMO:TE Medic Training Programme:

This 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.

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.


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