Extreme Medicine MSc pair set to challenge the #Atlantic to carry-out original research.
We are incredibly excited to announce that MSc in Extreme Medicine Fellowship students University of Exeter Dr’s Charlie Isabelle Fleury & Rosie Alterman are rowing 3000 miles under the team name ‘EmergencySea’ as part of the 2020 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, “the worlds toughest row” to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.
Importantly they will also be conducting original research into women in endurance sports.
The premier event in Ocean Rowing – the Atlantic Challenge will take you more than 3000 miles west from San Sebastian in la Gomera, Canary Islands (28N 18W) to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda (17N 61W). the annual race begins in early December, with up to 30 teams participating from around the world.
The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge brings together teams from all walks of life united by the same objective: to take on the unique challenge of crossing an ocean in a rowing boat. The atmosphere is electric as people help each other prepare for the challenge of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Teams battle with sleep deprivation, salt sores, and physical extremes inflicted by the race. Rowers are left with their own thoughts, an expanse of the ocean and the job of getting the boat safely to the other side.
With the increased awareness of global burdens such as humanitarian crises and sudden onset disasters, more than ever there is a need to be delivering healthcare in highly complex and demanding situations.
This unique programme is delivered in partnership between the University of Exeter Medical School and World Extreme Medicine, the world’s leading provider of specialist training courses for medics taking their skills into challenging environments.
This is medicine at its best, crossing geographical and professional boundaries.
You will learn the practical skills, knowledge and understanding needed to perform at the highest possible level in the field of extreme medicine. You can also choose to undertake a specialism in Cold Environments, Hot Environments or Humanitarian Relief.
You will learn with and from your peers. Residentials are a key part of the programme; designed to provide the challenge of learning in an unfamiliar environment and relying on the collaboration and support of the other participants.
On top of our residential modules, we have established some fantastic links with external agencies that our students can exploit whilst they are on the programme. These include:
• Fellowship Principles of Space & Aviation Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) – students enrolled undertaking year 2 or 3 of this programme are eligible to apply for this unique opportunity. Places are competitive and will require a month’s residency in Houston, Texas.
• We have a number of exchange places with the European Space Agency and their Physician Training Course in Cologne open to those enrolled on our MSc.
This programme is suitable for those from a wide variety of backgrounds. Students have included:
• Medical scientists
• Allied healthcare
• Military medics