MDU journal, summer 2022

In the summer '22 MDU journal: working as an expedition doctor overseas

Since the pandemic, many people have been dreaming of travelling the world to far-flung and exotic places. People often choose to travel in common interest groups - from school trips to the continent and pilgrimages to religious sites, to major expeditions to remote tropical destinations and treks across inhospitable terrain.

To assure the health of group members when far from medical facilities, doctors are regularly asked to accompany these groups to provide medical care should the need arise.

This is potentially exciting work and encompasses a wide variety of activities - but there are several questions and considerations for medics who might be considering taking on such a role...

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