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Medical Event Service

Event Safety Plans
Medical Resource Allocation
Pre Event – VOC Meetings
Medical Training on the job

Medical Training

Stop The Bleed Course
Trauma C-spine X-ray Interpretation
Ultrasound Finishing School
Group Bookings Apply

Emergency Recruitment

Emergency Specialist and Medical Officer recruitment and staffing services.

Remote On Call Services

Specialist driven clinical advise and medical evacuation support.

Current consultancies:
White Desert – Antarctica click here
CTG – humanitarian work click here

Expedition Medicine

Specialist support for remote expeditions, including high-altitude trekking, cold water and ice swimming.

Courses (Group Bookings)


Pre-Exam & Refresher course.
Level 1 Emergency Ultrasound

Masterclass on ultrasound technique

Basic level 2 training

Multiple Proctored Scans – signed by faculty for your log book

Multiple machines – variable knobologies


Basic CPR with AED use

CAT Tourniquet Application

Penetrating Wound Packing

Basic Bleed Management

End Of Course Scenario


Normal Anatomy

Pathology & Classification Made Easy

Case Examples

C-Collar Debate

Paediatric & Geriatric C-Spine

Reduction Guidelines: Cone Calipers

Course and Event Testimonials

“Dr Sean is without doubt the World Leader on treating swimmers with hypothermia. He makes our extreme sport possible. Definitely recommended.”

Ram Barkai – Chairman and Founder of the IISA

“As an extreme sport participant, I always know that we are in good hands, when Dr Sean and his Med Extreme team are in charge of the Medical at an event.”

Sam Whelpton – Ironman, Ice Swimmer and Outdoor Adventurer

“This course has really made a difference to me. I feel like I have entered another dimension in medicine.”

Dr Eddelene B

“Really good learning tool – My skills have improved 10-fold.”

Dr Nick R

“I was very impressed with the level of service and professionalism provided by the Med Extreme team, both before and during the event. I would highly recommend them to anyone running an event.”

Warren Fialkov – Viking Swim

Med Extreme offered a fantastic First Aid Course along with Stop the Bleed. The sharing of their personal experiences in the field as well as their hands on practical approach, rather than just a theory approach, was a refreshing and informative change. All were really impressed and felt valued.

Marcel Matusik – Stonehurst Mountain Estate – Estate Manger

Point of Care Ultrasound in Covid

A panel discussion looking at Point of Care Ultrasound – the patient journey from the Emergency Department to ICU.

Why you should take the plunge!

READ: Experts explain why cold-water swimming is good for you. Those who do it say it’s life-changing. 

Cold Water Swimming

A discussion on Cape Talk Radio with Dr. Sean Gottschalk – A specialist emergency physician who has worked with extreme swimmers. 

Wellness is big business in South Africa right now

South African businesses are making wellness more accessible.

Meet The Team


Dr. Sean Gottschalk

Principle Clinical Specialist at Med Extreme based in Cape Town, South Africa. Extensive experience working with extreme athletes.

Global expeditions with ice swimmers in the Himalayas, Andes and Antartica.


Dr. Hennie Lategan

Emergency Physician. Faculty member at Stellenbosch University. Diving Medicine and Austere Environment Medicine.


Saul Gerdis

Paramedic, Logistics, Stock Control and Medevac. He has been involved Emergency Medicine since 2003.  He has worked in remote environments/events eg Afrikaburn he managed the onsite hospital.  He has worked in retrieval services including marine search and rescue and retrieval of patients at sea.


Dr. Vidya Lalloo

Finishing School Faculty.
MBChB (UP), FCEM (SA), MMed (EM) (UP), Dip PEC (SA)


Dr. Pranesh Ramraj

Finishing School Faculty.
Head of Clinical Unit (EM) at Greys Hospital in Pietermaritzburg. Leads EM Ultrasound in KZN.


Hazel McQueen

Executive Assistant,
Cold Water Swimmer


Dr. Dawie Schoeman

Finishing School Faculty.
WC Emergency Medicine Ultrasound representative and course director.


Dr. Ruven Shah

Finishing School Faculty.
EM Clinical Manager at King Dinizulu Hospital. Clinical lecturer for the University of KZN, EM Division.