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 ASTMH Certificate of Knowledge 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

David Brett-Major, MD MPH
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) 295-9779

U.S. Military Tropical Medicine Course

Military Medical personnel have expanding roles in executing U.S. global health engagements while continuing to execute force health protection, whether 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 evolve to prepare graduates to meet these demanding responsibilities. The Military Tropical Medicine course is a 4-week curriculum designed to provide education and training for DoD medical personnel in the practice of medicine in developing nations and force health protection. Course content targets the knowledge base required to work in developing areas delivering care and surveying and assessing risk 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.

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