Andy McHale from Ireland joins the Surfing Doctors. With 20 years of surfing under the belt and some serious traveling behind him, Andy comes with a fine surf pedigree.
Occupation: Junior Doctor. Currently placed in the west coast of Ireland, in the South West Acute Hospital.
2) General medicine
3) general surgery
4) general surgery
6) Emergency medicine
Years surfing: 20
Indonesia, Morocco, Spain, France, Portugal, Ireland, Wales, England, Scotland.
Until I graduated I worked as a surf instructor during the summers.
I have represented Ireland as a junior at at the world surfing championships and still compete in some regional competitions.
I have an interest in emergency medicine and hope to specialize in this in the future.
I also am interested in wilderness and expedition medicine. I am attending a wilderness expedition medicine course in March located in the French Alps.