Exploration and electives
- By: Oliver Ellis
One of the reasons medicine is so great is the massive variety of things that you can do as a doctor. In this issue we take a look at those medics who have gone off the beaten track, and we give you some pointers on how to do the same.
Expedition medicine is arguably the most intrepid and daring of all the specialties. Yassar Mustafa takes a look at this exciting discipline and finds that even in the modern world there are still plenty of adventures to be had (doi:10.1136/sbmj.c5000). Meanwhile, Jennifer Hands talks to Jon Dallimore, medicine’s answer to Indiana Jones. He’s been held up by bandits, got lost in a blizzard on a Nepalese mountain, treated a woman who was gored by her yak, and more, but is still passionate about his work (doi:10.1136/sbmj.c4874).
If you like the idea of adventure, the best place to start is an