Tropical Medicine Courses
These are full-length, two- to five-month courses that give in-depth coverage of disease and health care issues encountered in the tropics and majority world, especially in poverty settings.
Unless noted, successfully completing one of these courses allows you to sit for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Certificate of Knowledge Examination in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health. Information about the exam can be found on the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene website.
The U.S. courses easiest to access are:
A mostly online course presented in affiliation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The full ASTMH eligibility course is seven online modules and two weeklong modules that need to be taken in person (total of nine modules). Individual online modules can be taken separately.
- Location: Online — in-person modules at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
- When: Online modules available anytime; see website for in-person sessions
This includes four two-week modules can be taken anytime and in any order.
- Location: West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.
- When: See website
- Location: Tulane University, New Orleans
The full list of U.S.-based courses with current information can be found on the ASTMH website.
There are several "classic" courses in Europe if you are planning a longer-term commitment:
- Location: Institute of Tropical Health, Antwerp, Belgium (taught in English)
- Location: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, England
- Location: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England