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Gorgas Course in Clinical T

David Freedman dfreedman at GEOMED.DOM.UAB.EDU
Sun Oct 29 15:57:18 EST 1995

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  OFFICE MEMO         Gorgas Course in Clinical Tropical...   Date:  10/29/95

The Gorgas Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine

Given in Lima, Peru this unique tropical medicine training initiative
combines an international faculty with didactic and formal bedside teaching
right in the tropics.  Intensive 9 week Diploma course September-October 1996
and every February-March beginning in 1997.  320 contact hours (in
English)-160 formal lecture hours, plus diagnostic laboratory, daily ward
rounds on a 36-bed tropical disease unit or daily out-patient clinic, and
case conferences.  Two 4-day teaching trips to field clinics in the Andes and
Amazon.  Newly built on-site Education Resource Facility with PC's, complete
collection of reference texts, teaching slides, WHO/PAHO videos.  Targetted
to physicians, medical students, nurses, and public health professionals. 
PhD scientists desiring hands-on exposure to tropical diseases and emerging
pathogens welcome.  CME and Graduate Credit Hours available.  Limited number
of partial and full scholarships available.  

In addition to the complete range of common ubiquitous tropical enteric,
respiratory, and viral exanthematous diseases a wide spectrum of traditional
and emerging tropical infectious diseases present to the Tropical Medicine
Institute, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and its field clinics.  These
include malaria, yellow fever, leishmaniasis, American trypansomiasis,
cyclosporiasis, brucellosis, leprosy, plague, free-living amebas, HIV-1,
HTLV-1, strongyloidiasis, chancroid, viral hepatitis (A,B,C, & D), oropouche
virus, bartonellosis, leptospirosis, cholera, anthrax, cysticercosis,
diphyllobothriasis, paragonomiasis, fascioliasis, typhus, diphtheria,
paracoccidiomycosis, rabies, echinococcosis, and chromomycosis.

Further information:

David O. Freedman, MD 
The Gorgas Memorial Institute
UAB Station,
Birmingham, Alabama 35294 2170

Telephone:  800-UAB-MIST (US) or 205 934 2687 (from overseas).  
Fax: 205 933 5671 
E-mail: gorgas at geomed.dom.uab.edu
World Wide Web: http://medinfo.dom.uab.edu/Gorgas/Course.html (full
curriculum and logistical information available at this site).  URL is

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