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DTM&H/ CTropMed

Discussion in 'Family Medicine' started by emedpa, Feb 28, 2011.

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  1. emedpa

    emedpa GlobalDoc 10+ Year Member

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    Taking an Away team....
    anyone completed a diploma course in tropical medicine or the american society of tropical medicine certification in tropical medicine exam?
    I'm thinking about doing both and as far as I can tell I will be the first pa to do so.
    I'm chipping away at the overseas practice requirement and hoping to take a diploma course in tropical med. in the next few yrs. my preference would be the gorgas course in peru:
    http://gorgas.dom.uab.edu/
    http://www.astmh.org/Certification_Program/2161.htm
     
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  3. fanondelaterre

    fanondelaterre 7+ Year Member

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    I took the Certificate in Tropical Medicine exam last fall. It is not an easy exam; but I used 'Tropical infectious diseases principles pathogens and practice' textbook by Walker, Guerrant, and Weller. I read the majority of the textbook (two volume set) and found it very helpful. I also reviewed my notes from the intensive course that I had taken a couple of years prior. I do not know if there is much variability between the various locations of the intensive courses. I do not think there would be. I do recommend looking into buying a textbook. I am sure Gorgas would be excellent with the real life exposure.

    good luck
     
  4. NOsquid

    NOsquid 5+ Year Member

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    You won't be the first :) a PA I know did it at Tulane last year.
     
  5. the god

    the god the god 5+ Year Member

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    Hey all,
    I've been admitted to the DTM&H course in LSHTM for 2013 .... anyone else
     
  6. robare831

    robare831 New Member 7+ Year Member

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    Yes! Admitted to both London school and Liverpool school starting in Sept '12 for their tropical medicine MSc program which can include the DH&TM exam.
     

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