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BCM - National School of Tropical Medicine Summer Institute


National School of

Tropical Medicine

One Baylor Plaza, BCM113

Houston, Texas 77030-3341


Fax: 713.798.2299

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Dr. Peter Hotez

Learn more about the BCM - NSTM Summer Institute at their website HERE!

Summer Institute: Introduction to Tropical Medicine

In coordination with Baylor University, the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine began offering the Summer Institute Program: "Introduction to Tropical Medicine" in the summer of 2016. The intensive two-week course, held in Houston, Texas familiarizes undergraduate students with the field of tropical medicine. Tuition for this program will be partially covered, but each participating student is responsible for their own housing/living expenses.

This application is now closed. Check back with us next year!

The National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (NSTM) is one of the first of its kind devoted to the neglected diseases that disproportionately afflict the bottom billion, the world's poorest people who live below the World Bank poverty level. Learn more about neglected tropical diseases by reading the JOURNAL of Dr. Peter Hotez.

NSTM has partnered with Baylor University to create an introductory program designed to help undergraduate and baccalaureate students determine whether tropical medicine is the right fit. This course concentration, held at the heart of the Texas Medical Center, will introduce students to this field through explorations of global health, epidemiology, public health, infectious diseases, parasitic disease and neglected tropical diseases.

Over the course of two weeks, students will participate in seminars with leading experts in these fields and visit research centers conducting cutting-edge research.

Whether you are considering a career in medicine, research, or are undecided, this two-week program will give you the experience and information you need to make the right decision for your future.

The 2016 program dates are Monday June 13th through Friday June 24th

Please, note that the program dates have recently changed.