One of the unique requirements of Travel and Expedition Medicine, besides the medical part, is a knowledge of geography.
Where is the latest outbreak?
Where is my patient or expedition going?
What is the climate like?
Nearby cities for extended care or evacuation?
The list goes on and on…
Here are a few cool links to some geography quizzes and tests that I frequent. Repetition, like with anything else, is the key to learning geography.
So now, when you hear about somebody going to Zanzibar, Lhasa or Cuzco, you know where they are headed.