A little over 10 years ago

The story of JDMT began in the spring of 2002. Daniel Nägeli, a medical student from Zurich, and his student friend Andreas Juchli, had the idea of organising a course in infusion technology for the benefit of their student colleagues.

No such course was offered in Zurich. During his officer training in the Swiss army (specialist medical course) Andreas Juchli had the opportunity to study infusion and injection technology intensively. Supported by a number of others, the first course in infusions, stitching and injections was finally arranged for May 2002.

Student colleagues who had attended the officer training together with Andreas Juchli teamed up with further officers and employees of the Swiss army to offer a one-day training course for some 200 medical students. The response was overwhelming. All involved were extremely impressed with the quality and the atmosphere of the course.

A course in emergency medicine followed - meeting another huge demand amongst students of medicine. The organisers were able to make use of a military site in Schmidrüti for the course. The students formed a society called littledoc to be responsible for these courses.

Not long after this, the medical students in littledoc were asked if they would like to be responsible for providing paramedic aid at a sports tournament. Their interest was awakened. With a great deal of enthusiasm, littledocs, starting from scratch, began to offer paramedic services at events - their initial aim being to offer young colleagues training opportunities.

Over the years, this service expanded and developed enormously. A large number of clients throughout Switzerland regularly called for the services of the "Junior Docs" and the "Junior Doc Medical Team". In 2006, the question increasingly arose as to what the future might hold; littledocs was still a society. All the work was done by volunteers. The effort involved and the expectations of both the "littledocs" and their clients were huge. How could these services be organised in the long-term?

At the start of 2007, three of the participants, Silvan Boxler, Andreas Frischknecht and Andreas Juchli, founded JDMT Medical Services GmbH. "JDMT" is the acronym of "Junior Doc Medical Team". The littledoc society decided shortly afterwards to sell their paramedic services to the newly founded GmbH. In 2011, the GmbH became an AG.

The original training courses are still held today. For the JDs (the founders of JDMT), supporting young colleagues remains an essential cornerstone of their work. Not only from a deep conviction, but also because it's what they enjoy doing.