Sorry for the long wall of text, I am really grateful if someone takes their time to read it through and give me some advice. My current situation is last year student on a bachelor degree program (3 years) in emergency medicine. Its the first of its kind in Norway and very geared towards regular ambulance jobs, even though the teachers have stated that they hope we'll be able to do more nurse jobs too, like ED, and medical clinics. I already have several years experience as EMT from a couple of high volume call ambulance services, and am very interested in trying out something new when I finish school. Something that has caught my interest lately is expedition medicine, but I am also interested in more permanent jobs like offshore, mining and whatever else kind of rotational jobs that would be available. HEMS jobs would also be very interesting of course, but I know those are hard to come by. My current plan after I finish is getting some experience as a paramedic either here in Norway or the UK, and try to get a part time medic job on one of the ships that goes back and forth between Norway and Denmark, Sweden or Germany. I know some people working there who has shorter education than me, so that should be obtainable. Its the only job of that sort I know of atm that will be accessible to me after my studies. Will experience as a ship medic be a good move that will open up further possibilities or is it just a dead end? I think I'll go for it anyways, because it's something new and seems like an ok and well paid job, but it's not exactly the job of my dreams so it would be good if it also works as a stepping stone to something more interesting. I have come across several British (and US) companies that offer short courses on topics like remote medicine, expedition medicine, tropical/mountain/desert/winter medicine, HEMS course, critical care paramedic course and so on. Most of them lasts just a few days or up to a week and costs quite a bit of money. Will these courses improve my chances of getting into the remote medic field? How do I know if the company that offer them is reputable? Is it a lot of companies that just take your money and leave you with a piece of paper that is not really worth anything for future employers? Some of them also says they assist with finding jobs, but the ones I have contacted just refers to some info on their web page or some other not really useful reply. The only exception is Merit Training, which I considered before I started my bachelor. I have no idea how recognized their courses are though. Any help both on the expedition and remote medic bit is greatly appreciated.