Tropical Medicine Training Programs

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Division of Tropical Public Health- Training Program

USU Training in Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health

This training is certified as an American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Diploma Course. It fulfills the didactic eligibility requirements for licensed clinical providers to take the Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health (CTropMed® Examination). Employing comprehensive lectures, seminars, laboratories, and case-based curriculum, the training employs graduate level courses in public health, tropical medicine and hygiene with a robust, field experienced faculty. Course dates coincide with the Spring semester, mid-February through mid-May. Detailed information is provided in the attached files.

Point of Contact

Kyle Petersen, DO, FACP, FIDSA
Sanford Chair in Tropical Medicine
Division of Tropical Public Health
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4799
(301) 295-9471

U.S. Military Tropical Medicine Course

Military Medical personnel continue to have roles in U.S. global health engagements while implementing force health protection and humanitarian care, this can occur when deployed with operational forces, embedded in reconstruction and advising teams, or assigned to contingency operations. U.S. Military Tropical Medicine (MTM) at NAVMED MPT&E continues to prepare graduates to meet these demanding responsibilities. The Military Tropical Medicine course is a 4-week curriculum conducted annually in July and designed to provide education and training for DoD medical personnel in the practice of medicine in tropical regions. Course content targets the knowledge base required to prevent or treat diseases of the tropics to include meaningful interaction with referral preventive medicine and research laboratory resources as well as partner governmental and non-governmental organizations. Limited funding is available.

MTM Course Website

For more information on MTM, please send an e-mail to CDR Michael Kavanaugh, Course Director.