The Global Medicine (GM) course is a two week educational activity designed to prepare deploying medical personnel for a wide range of operational requirements through a combination of lectures and laboratory exercises. Part of a tri-service program to provide relevant global health and operational medicine content to deploying physicians, this course is led by the Air Force Institute for Occupational Health (AFIOSH).
In addition to providing instruction on traditional disease topics such as hepatitis and diarrhea, malaria, sexually transmitted infection, and intestinal parasitic infections, the course emphasizes successful design and implementation of a plan that minimizes the health risk of the endemic natural biologic hazards to a deploying or deployed force. US Navy attendees are selected and funded through the NMPDC Military Tropical Medicine program. The course is given at Brooks City Air Base near San Antonio, Texas. While Navy seat availability may vary, typically 20-25 personnel are able to attend.
Physicians anticipating assignment to operational settings, including general medical officers. Priority is given to those applicants who have not previously taken this or the Military Tropical Medicine Course, though these individuals still may apply.
Course Nominations are now
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Submit Nominations to
On-Line. Prior to final selection command endorsement letters also are required. These may be sent PDF e-mail to Director, Military Tropical Medicine Course (Director.MTM@med.navy.mil) or Fax: 301.295.1292. Please follow fax correspondence with e-mail. USA and USAF personnel apply through CHPPM and AFIOH, respectively.
Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
Length: 2 weeks
Cin#: Not available CME (Cat 1): Varies, 50-60 (USAF)
Classes/yr: 1 Seats/yr: 20 (may vary)20 (may vary)
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NOTE – Travelers must make travel arrangements in DTS within five (5) days of receipt of Line of Accounting (LOA). Additional funding will not be authorized for increased airfare due to delay in making travel arrangements.