Asian Clinical Tropical Medicine Course

Dr. Pat Walker consults with physicians during the Asian Clinical Tropical Medicine courseDr. Pat Walker consults with physicians during the Asian Clinical Tropical Medicine course

Join the Faculty of Tropical Medicine at Mahidol University, the University of Ottawa, the University of Minnesota, and Augusta University as they co-host the eighth Asian Clinical Tropical Medicine Course in beautiful Bangkok, Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Healthcare providers with experience and/or a special interest in clinical tropical medicine or infectious diseases are invited to attend.

This course fulfills the hands-on/laboratory requirement to be eligible to sit for the ASTMH CTropMed® exam.

Application Instructions and Deadlines

Click the "Apply Now" link above to open the application. Complete the google form application, and submit your resume and/or curriculum vitae to  The deadline for applications is November 30th 2017, and you will be notified of your acceptance by December 22nd 2017.

Refer to our frequently asked questions (FAQs) here.

Course Dates

June 10-22, 2018.  The portion of the course in Bangkok, Thailand will be Monday, June 11th - Tuesday, June 19th.  There will be an Opening Reception on Sunday, June 10th in the evening. The portion of the course in Siem Reap, Cambodia will be Wednesday, June 20th - Friday, June 22nd. (This portion of the course is optional - please see additional costs below.)

Cost and Payment

The cost for the Thailand course is $2150.00, and the addition of the course in Cambodia is TBD. 50% of the fee is due upon acceptance (you will have until January 12th, 2018 to submit), and the final payment is due on April 6th, 2018. In the event of cancellation, 1/2 of the fee is refundable before May 27th, 2018.

Course Size

The course is limited to 36 participants to maximize the small-group learning environment. Early applications are encouraged due to high demand. The portion of the course occurring in Cambodia will be further limited in size.


Training in or experience with clinical tropical medicine or infectious diseases is required. Those with special interests in clinical tropical medicine but without experience or training will be considered on an individual basis.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit

CME credit will be offered via Augusta University; total number of credits to be determined. The CME cost is included in the fee. 


Beautiful building with golden roof in Siem Reap, CambodiaSiem Reap, CambodiaThe course is based in Bangkok at Mahidol University, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, and a regional referral center for Southeast Asia. We visit multiple other hospitals in Bangkok, and spend a weekend at the Ratchaburi Malaria Research Station on the Myanmar border. The course consists of lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and clinical rounds. Mahidol University Faculty of Tropical Medicine provides core lectures, along with international faculty. Workshops and demonstrations will involve the entire group. Clinical rounds will be in small groups.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of tropical infectious diseases, with a focus on Southeast Asia.
  2. Complete laboratory requirements of a diploma course for eligibility to take the ASTMH CTropMed certifying exam.

Sample Lecture Topics

Sample Lecture Topics

  • Clinical management of malaria
  • Diagnosis and treatment of leprosy
  • Eosinophilia in immigrants
  • Lymphatic filariasis
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Helminthiasis
  • Travel Medicine for Southeast Asia
  • Evaluation of fever in the tropics
  • Refugee and Immigrant Health Care
  • Overview of the Thai Healthcare System
  • Thai Traditional Medicine
  • Tropical Dermatology
  • Rabies
  • Venomous Snakes of Southeast Asia

Small Group Learning Environment

Small Group Learning Environment

Most of the hospital rounds and clinical experience will involve small groups of no more than 8 course participants. It is felt that this will help facilitate learning in a congenial, informal environment for learners at all levels of expertise.

Rajanagarindra Tropical Disease International Center (RTIC) Visit

Rajanagarindra Tropical Disease International Center (RTIC) Visit

Also known as the Ratchaburi Malaria Research station, RTIC is located on the border of Thailand and Myanmar. It is a clinical training site for the recognition, care, and treatment of outpatient malaria, and it is located in a rural area approximately 4 hours by bus from Bangkok.

Angkor Hospital for Children

Angkor Hospital for Children

Join the medical staff at Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Siem Reap, Cambodia for this exciting 3 day post course extension. AHC is a non-profit pediatric teaching hospital working in cooperation with the Cambodian government to provide free, quality health care to impoverished children in Siem Reap. A combination of teaching and intensive clinical rounds will introduce participants to common and uncommon medical problems of the children of Cambodia. Examples include evaluation of fever, coma, rashes, malaria and outbreaks in children. This post course received rave reviews in 2014, and because of this, we added an additional day to the course in 2016 and 2018. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to experience the temples of Angkor Wat, as well as traditional Cambodian food, music and dance.