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Medical Officer Wanted

Are you a doctor who is curious about sailing a tall ship?

Picton Castle is seeking a medical officer for our upcoming Westward Bound Voyage. We like to have a medical doctor aboard for our voyages, especially when we’re making big ocean crossings. You should have some experience with emergency medicine, but we’ve had medical officers in the past with specialties ranging from heart surgery to obstetrics. What’s more important to us is your resourcefulness and willingness to work as part of the team.

There’s quite a bit of support for the medical officer. Picton Castle carries a full medical kit with a wide range of supplies. All of our professional crew are first aid trained. We subscribe to a service ashore that is staffed by doctors with experience in remote medicine who can offer consultation and assistance.

As medical officer, you essentially participate in life aboard as a trainee crew member until we need to call on your medical expertise. You’re able to participate in watches, take your turn at the helm, help with setting and taking in sails, and be involved in the daily life of the ship in the same way trainees are. In exchange for your medical expertise, we waive the trainee fee for you.

The Westward Bound voyage begins in Fiji this July and we’re currently seeking medical officers for all legs of the voyage as follows:

Leg 1 – July 1, 2014 to October 1, 2014 – Fiji to Bali
Leg 2 – October 1, 2014 to January 3, 2015 – Bali to Cape Town
Leg 3 – January 3, 2015 to March 20, 2015 – Cape Town to Cape Verde
Leg 4 – March 20, 2015 to May 21, 2015 – Cape Verde to Savannah, USA

If you’re not a doctor but you know a doctor who may be interested, please pass this opportunity along to them.

For more information, contact voyage coordinator Maggie Ostler by email at or by phone at +1 902 634 9984.

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