RRHIME Elective Experience in Tromso, Norway
"I was extremely lucky to have the opportunity to gain valuable pre-hospital care experience, something which is extremely hard to gain in other areas of the world as a medical student and therefore this was a truly unique opportunity. I thoroughly enjoyed combining my passion for medicine with the wilderness and learning about the challenges of remote medicine.
Similar diseases and illness were experienced to those found in Wales, although the remoteness of the area provides interesting challenges in accessing health care. Additionally, more traumatic injuries associated to the wilderness environment were encountered. Norway is a very wealthy country with a high level of care provided through the national health system and fantastic facilities."