Contact Information

Preventive Medicine and Biometrics


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Division of Tropical Public Health- Training Program

Training in Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health

This course is certified as an American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Diploma Course and it fulfills the eligibility requirements for physicians to take the ASTMH Certificate of Knowledge Examination. This comprehensive course is comprised of a lecture, seminar, laboratory, and case-based curriculum incorporating courses which are a part of the MPH/MTM&H program. Enrollment is offered to DoD/U.S. Government employees and civilian medical providers who intend to take the ASTMH Certificate of Knowledge Examination or who want to improve their practice of tropical and travel medicine. Course dates coincide with the Spring semester, generally mid-February through mid-May. Additional information, applications, and point of contact information are provided below.

Point of Contact:

Patrick Hickey, MD, FAAP
LTC, US Army
Deputy Director for Tropical Public Health
Department of Preventive Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4799
(301) 295-9779
patrick.hickey@usuhs.edu

U.S. Military Tropical Medicine

Building on relationships forged in times of calm, we will continue to mitigate human suffering as the vanguard of interagency and multinational efforts, both in a deliberate, proactive fashion and in response to crises." Humantitarian Assistance and Disaster Response. A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Sea Power. U.S. Maritime Strategy, October 2007.

Military Medical personnel have expanding roles in executing U.S. soft power while continuing to execute force health protection, whether deployed with operational forces, embedded in reconstruction and advising teams, or assigned ad hoc. U.S. Military Tropical Medicine (MTM) at NAVMED MPT&E continues to evolve to prepare graduates to meet these demanding responsibilities. Military Tropical Medicine as a discipline intrinsically contains the bedrock elements of proactive work executing the Maritime strategy and protecting the force. MTM offers a set of activities designed to provide education and training for DoD medical personnel in the practice of medicine in developing areas. Course content targets the knowledge base required to work in developing areas delivering care and surveying and assessing risk to include meaningful interaction with referral preventive medicine and research laboratory resources as well as partner governmental and non-governmental organizations. Limited funding is available.