There is currently a medical course that is available through the Honduran expedition site; the expedition medicine experiential course is aimed at pre-med students looking to gain experience in the field.
Dr Dipak Mistry, who runs the pre-med course in Honduras has also set up a blog for them – you can find it here.
(Start date 10th July)
This 4-week option in Honduras is aimed at giving Pre-Med students the opportunity to experience how to provide medical support to teams working on expeditions in remote areas. The first 3 weeks of the course are run in the Cusuco National Park cloud forest with the last week at the marine research centre on Utila Island. The Expedition Medicine experiential course provides formal teaching in the form of interactive lectures (core knowledge) coupled with mentorship by doctors working out in the field in various sites to gain experience in clinical diagnosis and treatment. The mentors will provide individual assessments for each of the students at the end of the placement. Note the course does not provide training in expedition medicine that can then be used as a qualification to practice expedition medicine.