Operation Deep Freeze

What’s the craziest place you’ve ever worked? Few of us can top Dr. John Rose’s answer: the South Pole! John worked as the physician at Amundsen-Scott Station in Antarctica for four months during the austral summer of 2018-19. Taking care of a large crew of scientists and visitors in -70 degree weather at over 10,000 ft elevation is no easy feat! John tells us about his deployment, some of the common cases he saw, and the challenges of austere medicine. 

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Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Dr. John Rose, Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis, 


Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


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