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Military Tropical Medicine


MTM-Didactics. Physicians and other licensed providers (NP, PA) from the Army, Navy and Air Force, IDC and Foreign Military may apply.  Priority is given to those in operational billets and for whom the course is an integral part of established training.  Applicants may apply JAN - MAR of the calendar year for the course they are requesting to attend.

MTM-Field. Physicians from the Army, Navy, and Air Force who are applying for MTM-Didactics in the same fiscal year or who have successfully completed MTM-Didactics within the previous three years may apply. Applicants may apply JAN - MAR of the calendar year for the course they are requesting to attend. Applicants must state in their application the months in the same fiscal year during which their command supports a 2 week assignment.  Mission assignment will occur through direct coordination with the course director and, if applicable, service point-of-contact (USA, USAF).

Course Data
Length: Didactics: 4 weeks, typically right after 4th of July
Field: 2 weeks (immediately following Didactics)
     Graduates of Didactics may perform field mission within three years of completion of course.
Class per year: 1
Seats available: Didactics: 90-100
Field (2019): Peru, Honduras, Ghana, Brazil, Thailand, India, Tanzania and Liberia

MTM course brochure

MTM Lecture Schedule 2017 Example

Infectious Disease Fellows Of All Services

Contact Director, MTM ( to discuss fellowship options.

NAVY Instructions:
1.  Complete Nomination Form
Active Duty Course Nomination Submission:  CLICK HERE
Do Not Apply Until JAN of Calendar Year for the course you are requesting to attend.
2. Complete Endorsement Letter 

USA Instructions:
 Contact the US Army Representative
USAF Instructions:
 Contact the US Air Force Representative

Prior to final selection command endorsement letters also are required. These may be sent PDF e-mail to Director, MTM ( or Fax: 301-319-8121. Please follow fax correspondence with e-mail.  USA and USAF personnel apply through APACH and USAFSAM, respectively.



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NOTE – Travelers must make travel arrangements in DTS within five (5) days of receipt of Line of Accounting (LOA). NO Additional funding will be authorized for increased airfare due to delay in making travel arrangements.

Please fill out this document:  STUDENT DATA SHEET, Save completed document with required digital signatures, then email encrypted to:  MTM Admins  
Training Site
MTM-Didactic: USUHS, Bethesda, MD     CME (Cat 1): Varies, typically >100 hours
MTM-Field (2019): Peru, Honduras, Ghana, Brazil, Thailand, India, Tanzania and Liberia
Contact the Program Director
CDR Michael J. Kavanaugh, MC, USN
Director, Military Tropical Medicine
Navy Medicine Professional Development Center   
(Office): (301) 400-3935
(Fax): (301) 319-8121
Contact Program Manager
HM1 Karla Young, USN
(301) 319-8054

Contact Assistant Program Manager
HM2(FMF/SW/IDW/AW) Abubakari Mukaillah, USN
(301) 295-8047
Contact the US Army Representative
Michael Boivin
Program Manager, Training Integration and Support Army Public Health Center
Office: 301-295-3173
Fax: 301-319-9568
Contact the US Air Force Representative
Bryant "Thunda" Martin, MD, MPH, MS, FAAFP 
Chief, Primary Aerospace Medicine Education
Office:  937-938-3489
DSN:  798-3489



For Selected Reserve (SELRES) Personnel ONLY:
POC: 703-681-5524





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