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Global Medicine

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. This is part of a tri-service program to provide relevant global health and operational medicine content to deploying physicians, this course is led by the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM).
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. Historically US Navy attendees were selected and funded through the Naval Medical Leader & Professional Development Command (NML&PDC) Military Tropical Medicine program, however there is no funding this year.  Navy applicants can be funded by their respective commands to attend.  The course is held at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.  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.

Training Site

Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
Length: 2 weeks

Cin#: Not available    CME (Cat 1):  Varies, 50-60 (USAF)
Classes/yr: 1    Seats/yr:   40-50

Course Title Course Number Start Date End Date Nomination Due Date

Global Medicine


NOT FUNDED by NMPDC, but your command can fund


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.



Contact the US Air Force Representative
Bryant R. Martin, LTCOL, USAF, MC, CFS
Deputy Chief, Aerospace Medicine Branch,
USAFSAM, 2510 5th Street Bldg 840 W118.08
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433  
DSN:  312-798-3489
COM:  937-938-3489
US Navy Representative
CDR Michael J. Kavanaugh, MC, USN
Director, Military Tropical Medicine
Naval Medical Leader & Professional Development Command
Office:  301-400-3935
Cell:  240-274-7175

US Army Point of Contact

Kevin M. Taylor, MD, MTM&H
Chief, Professional Medical Education Division
Clinical Public Health and Epidemiology Directorate
Army Pubic Health Center
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010
Office: 301-319-9218
Cell: 410-652-7293