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Nottingham students defend title at Wild Trials national championship


Lose the trophy? Nott on our watch!

Students from the University of Nottingham School of Medicine successfully defended their title as national champions after winning first place in the national Wild Trials competition, hosted by Sheffield this year.

21 teams from more than a dozen universities across the UK competed in outdoor and adventure-themed medical scenarios ranging from simulated patient evacuation from mountainsides to full-on mass-casualty disasters.

Nottingham Wilderness Medicine Society put forward two teams, made up of students from first to fourth year, including three first-years and three graduate-entry medicine students, with Team 1: “Nott on Our Watch” pulling through as overall winners.

The win comes six months before the society is due to host the Student Wilderness Medicine Conference here in Nottingham, the largest national gathering of students in this field.

"Our teams put in a tremendous effort once again, cementing Nottingham’s place on the national stage," said Neil Ganatra, President of the Nottingham Wilderness Medicine Society. "Credit must go to Sheffield for putting together such a smoothly run operation – there was an impressive range of scenarios and it was a fantastic opportunity to liaise with like-minded individuals from other universities."

Members of the winning team “Nott on Our Watch” are:  

  • Louise Ferguson – Captain (4yr GEM)
  • Neil Ganatra (2yr UG)
  • Helen Wright (1yr UG)
  • Tom Le Tissier (1yr GEM)

Our two Nottingham teams, including 3 first-years and 3 graduate entry students.

(From the back row, left to right)
Tom Le Tissier, Tom Cranfield, Stephen Winkles, Louise Ferguson, Alex Ferriman, Rebecca Russell, Helen Wright, Neil Ganatra



Posted on Thursday 20th April 2017

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