Welcome to Plymouth University's Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Society (aka PUWEMS)
PUWEMS is a friendly and inclusive society welcoming students from all courses who love spending time outdoors.
- To inspire students to explore wilderness and expedition medicine and learn how to deal with life-threatening situations in remote environments
- To equip students with the skills needed to provide good medicine in challenging environments through workshops, lectures, and conferences - To practice these skills on expeditions and trips throughout the year
- To provide networking opportunities in the world of wilderness and expedition medicine
Socials and Events
This year we will be organizing fortnightly evening workshops and lectures here in Plymouth taught by clinical years medical students and some exciting guest speakers. Alongside this, there will be plenty of trips and events where you will get the opportunity to learn new skills and practice these in real-life situations. Our trips include expeditions to Dartmoor, Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia and Cornwall alongside national wilderness medicine events like SWMUK and Wild Trails. We also plan to run monthly socials include hikes, beach trips, bouldering and nights out.
Fundraising and Volunteering
Our annual fundraising challenge is a big event in the PUWEMS calendar. Last year 40 members took on the 108 mile Dartmoor Way in 48hours raising an amazing £3200 for Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team and The Trevi Foundation.
We also host a Christmas lecture evening every December with adventurous speakers, mince pies and mulled wine to raise money for Devon Air Ambulance and the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Teams.
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