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Flying doctors down under

Written by JuniorDr.

An overseas OOPE in aeromedical retrieval

When Dr Aarjan Snoek wanted to develop his skills leading a multidisciplinary team in the management of critically ill patients he realised there could be no more fun way than by becoming a flying doctor down under. Now back in the UK he tells us how taking to the air has helped him develop some unique skills.

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New Zealand

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new-zealand-workingThe South Island of New Zealand is an adventurer’s playground showcasing the best that nature has to offer, with towering Alps, majestic fjords and sounds, and rugged coastlines merging into sweeping plains.

Where else in the world would you find an area so blessed with unique wildlife, world class ski fields, renowned vineyards, spectacular scenery offered by no less than 10 national parks, and some of the most down-to-earth people you’re ever likely to meet?

 

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Working Overseas - British Columbia

Written by Dr. Isabelle Hughan.

british-columbiaWhether it's Australia, New Zealand or Canada there are plenty of options for doctors wanting to escape the UK. We've asked those who have made the move to tell us about their favourite overseas locations and their advice on making the transition.

Born in England, I went to school and did my medical training in London. Two years ago, my husband and I were looking to leave London when he spotted an advert. I had never been to British Columbia but had enjoyed Seattle, so we attended a Health Match meeting in London. They explained the requirements and since then have facilitated our move with ease. Add a comment

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Extreme Medicine - The Antarctic Doctor

Written by Dr Ross Hofmeyr.

ross-hofmeyrWelcome to my A&E Department. Local population: 10 to 100 (dependent on the season). Staff: 1. Nearest referral hospital: 2800 miles (but no referral, transfer or evacuation possible for 8 months each year).

Welcome to SANAE IV Antarctica – my home for 15 months and the current year round research station of the South African National Antarctic Expedition.

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