A FELLOWSHIP BUILT TO SERVE A COMMUNITY OF PROFESSIONALS COMMITTED TO MEDICINE IN THE MOST CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS

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OUR MISSION

The Fellowship of Extreme & Wilderness Medicine (FEWM) recognises a wide range of medical and allied healthcare professionals who have accumulated significant knowledge and skill in this field of medicine. FEWM brings together a broad reach of specialties and sub-specialties including expedition, humanitarian, pre-hospital, space and military medicine. 'The fellowship also recognises the need to incorporate medical sciences and non-medical personnel whose contributions ensure the advancement of the field. The FEWM community shares a common interest which pushes the boundaries of modern medicine and nurtures a mindset capable of adapting to the most extreme environments and clinical settings. Community members will be committed to the growth and support of all members through mentorship, education experience and collective identity.'

“The Fellowship of Extreme & Wilderness Medicine is breaking new ground recognising medical excellence in austere environments. The Fellowship is a community of extreme medics, providing a network of like-minded individuals with which to share knowledge, research and adventure. This community will push the boundaries of our understanding of medical care in the world’s harshest environments ensuring the next generation of medics are even better equipped to deal with the strains and challenges of working in isolated, hostile and extreme environments.”

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

“The Fellowship of Extreme & Wilderness Medicine is breaking new ground recognising medical excellence in austere environments. The Fellowship is a community of extreme medics, providing a network of like-minded individuals with which to share knowledge, research and adventure. This community will push the boundaries of our understanding of medical care in the world’s harshest environments ensuring the next generation of medics are even better equipped to deal with the strains and challenges of working in isolated, hostile and extreme environments.”

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

FEWM

FELLOWSHIP & MEMBERSHIP OF EXTREME AND WILDERNESS MEDICINE

WHAT IS THE FELLOWSHIP OF EXTREME AND WILDERNESS MEDICINE?

It provides a benchmark of values, competencies and experience for health professionals working in extreme environments recognised internationally by anyone, including wider networks and prospective employers. Fellows sit at the heart of a global community of practice in extreme medicine.

WHAT IS THE MEMBERSHIP OF EXTREME AND WILDERNESS MEDICINE?

Membership is aimed at junior clinicians and students who want to be more involved and find opportunities that will open doors to an extreme career, but who haven’t yet gained the competencies and experience of fellows.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Global Community

Becoming an integral part of a dynamic and cohesive global community

The Network

Instant access to a network of like-minded, highly skilled professionals

Discount Codes

Discount codes for courses and the internationally acclaimed World Extreme Medicine Conference

Post nominals

Use of the post nominals FEWM (for fellows only)

Full access to the FEWM forum

Full access to the WEM Academy CPD platform

Discounted access* to WEM courses and conferences

IS THIS FELLOWSHIP ONLY FOR DOCTORS WHO PRACTICE EXPEDITION AND WILDERNESS MEDICINE?

No! We are an inclusive community of healthcare professionals from various backgrounds (including nurses, paramedics, physios, dentists and, yes, doctors) who work in challenging or unconventional settings. Membership extends to humanitarian and disaster relief, pre-hospital care, battlefields, remote research stations, space analogues; the list is endless.

What if I’m not a ‘medic’?

We recognise that a range of professional backgrounds contribute to the provision of medical care. It’s a team effort. Non-medics are eligible to apply for both membership and fellowship. Prospective non-medical fellows must be able to demonstrate how their unique skillset has supported medical care in extreme environments.
Examples of non-medics who may apply include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Mountain Leaders
• Operation Managers
• Logisticians
• Helicopter pilots
• Boat drivers
• Divers
• Base Camp Managers
• Rope Safety Specialists

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