Who are we?
The UCLU Wilderness Medicine Society was set up by eight UCL students in 2007. The aim of the Society is to bring the exciting, yet often inaccessible world of Wilderness Medicine to the students of University College London and to inspire them to get out into the wilderness and use the skills and knowledge they acquire through the Society.
The Society was set up with the intentionthat it be open to all UCL students, not just medical students. We have members from a wide range of faculties, making us one of the most successful societies within UCL Union. We are committed to novel and exciting training sessions, led by only the best in field.
What We do?
Our emphasis is on the development of practical skills and all our events are geared towards equipping members to be able to deal with medical emergencies in the most hostile of environments. Through talks, discussions and practical workshops, we hope to give our members the competency and confidence to provide assistance when it is most needed. We also organise trips away and this summer hope to run our first trip abroad to the Pyrenees.
Over the past years we have run regular lectures from great speakers, practical hands on workshops, and training scenarios with renowned organisations such as HEMS, Edale Mountain Rescue, Snowdon Mountain Rescue, London Dive Centre, the RNLI, the London Underground rescue services, and London Zoo. In November 2009 we ran the 9th annual Wilderness Medicine Conference.