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I'm kind of interested in tropical medicine...but how do I go about that? Is that a residency program...or what?
 

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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 diseases

Oxford or Cambridge, one of the two, has a good masters/ phd program for it... before med school...
 

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University of Colorado has a global health track and some electives that deal with that sort of thing.
 

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Tulane has a tropical medicine MD/MPH track.

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!
 

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There is a school in Israel that has a Global Medicine track, that I believe allows Tropical Medicine studies. Not sure if it's Ben Gurion or something else...

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I'm kind of interested in tropical medicine...but how do I go about that? Is that a residency program...or what?

Shouldn't you be studying for finals instead of making all of these new threads? ;)

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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!
 

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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!

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.
 
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