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- Nov 9, 2008
I'm kind of interested in tropical medicine...but how do I go about that? Is that a residency program...or what?
IM residency, Infectious Diseases fellowship... focus on tropical diseasesI'm kind of interested in tropical medicine...but how do I go about that? Is that a residency program...or what?
Uniformed Services University, the military medical school, has a great infectious disease program, as well as a focus on tropical medicine. I interviewed there, and during the interview process the dean of admissions (who is tropical medicine herself) gave us a talk about the great possibilities for travel to bases all over the world during and after medical school - and this revolved around her pursuit of tropical medicine. She basically said that it is one of USUHS's top programs (along with EMed). Downsides: you enter the military and owe them a year per year of training (shortest timeframe = 4 years med school, 3 years residency, 7 years of pay-back. A surgery residency of 5 years will get you a payback time of 9 years - etc)Upsides: great school, amazing faculty (I also work there are know a lot of them - they're really awesome), great programs for what you're looking for, free tuition/fees/books/tools/boards exams, housing stipend, AND an officer's salary (~30,000 if I recall correctly). So - If the military is something you'd consider - USUHS might be a good place for you. Tropical medicine, ID, and EMed are not my thing - so I wasn't as excited by this!Tulane has a tropical medicine MD/MPH track.
Tulane University in New Orleans claims to be the only program in the US with a trop med program for advanced degrees. I think you can do MPH, DrPH but check the website for PhDs etc. And of course MD/MPH.i'm interested in tropical medicine (infectious diseases) as well! does anyone know other good programs (for masters and phds) other than oxford and imperial college? how about in the US? thanks!