Expedition Medicine in Belize

Company : Medforce
Activities: Hospitality Internships / Adventure Holidays / Activity Holidays / Trekking Holidays / Tours / Expeditions / Medical, Health, Medicine
Country: Belize
Location : Belize
Duration: 4 weeks to 6 weeks
Approx Costs: 2500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

An unforgettable jungle and ancient Mayan adventure! Participate in World class training in expedition medicine and rescue with the Belize Disaster and Rescue Response Team, plus military based jungle survival skills!

What to Expect

 

Medforce Trauma and Expedition Medic Course- Spend a week learning the completely unique style of expedition medicine from the best in the industry! Learn the proper roles and opportunities, how to survive in dangerous environments and water related medicine.  Learn how to make casualty assessments and how to handle catastrophic haemorrhaging, breathing & circulation using only the resources the environment provides.  Learn teamwork and evacuation strategies as well as fracture handling and prolonged field care—everything you need to become a successful medic in the wild!

Jungle Survival Training & Trek- Get to know the jungle environment! Learn basic jungle navigation, fire lighting, basha set up, evacuations, jungle observations, flora and fauna and jungle movement!  Learn search and rescue methods as well as how to use a machete to go alongside your new wilderness medical skills.

Rescue Training- Participate in an intense week of rescue response training with the Belize Disaster and Rescue Response Team! Test out your new skills and gain new ones such as medical techniques required for remote rescues and the technical skills that go alongside them such as knot tying, creating harnesses and rigging systems, kit improvisation and more! After a week with BDARRT, you'll be able to take on any situation!

Optional Modern Clinic & Beach Chill Out- Looking to relax? After your month in the jungle, head to San Pedro for two weeks.  Volunteer at a local medical clinic where you can shadow and support doctors and treat patients suitable to your level of training.  In your free time, enjoy touring the beautiful area and learn to scuba dive!

 

Highlights

  • Shadow doctors in island clinics
  • Learn about expedition medicine and providing healthcare in a wilderness environment
  • Learn how to deal with huge number of prospective medical issues
  • Soak up the sun on a beautiful Caribbean island
  • Make friends and memories that will last a lifetime!

Start Dates

21st Mar, 18th Apr, 28th Jun, 2nd Aug

Costs / Benefits

What is included:
Pre-departure briefing and support
Airport transfers
Expedition Leader
local guides
Expedition Doctor
medical staff at clinic
accommodation
meals
project training
project equipment and materials
project transfers
24/7 Emergency back-up
social activities
T-shirt

Requirements

No previous experience needed.

Booking / Enquiry

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