Becoming an Approved Diploma Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health
The Society advocates and facilitates the development of new training programs in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health and has established a mechanism for approving the courses. These courses, known as “Diploma” Courses, may vary considerably in format and even in broad objectives, but in order to be approved by the Society they should cover the topic matter included on the Certificate Exam and should have an expectation of conferring on the trainee a certain degree of competence in the key subjects. Most confer a Diploma in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health; some confer a different diploma or degree in which the same expectations are included.
View the criteria and application to become an ASTMH-approved Diploma Course.
View ASTMH-approved Diploma Courses.
Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health (CTropMed® Examination)
Since 1995, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has offered the CTropMed® examination that leads to a Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health - recognizing individual excellence in training and knowledge.
Attainment of the Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health requires:
demonstration of two months of clinical experience in a developing country/tropical setting or a domestic clinical activity meaningful to clinical tropical medicine and travelers' health and/or refugee medicine.
documentation of either extensive clinical experience or completion of a specialized training course in clinical tropical medicine
passing the CTropMed® examination in clinical tropical medicine and travelers' health administered by the Society on a bi-annual basis (even numbered years).
View the eligibility requirements for the Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health.
For more information, contact Buffy Finn, Manager, Membership.