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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 2013. 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. Learn more about our 2013 Summer Institute participants and check out their slideshow!
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.
NOTE: The next application will open on January 16, 2015. At that time, you may click the link below to fill out the application form, print it, and attach it to your essay. Submit the application per instructions at the bottom of the document.
2015 dates for program - June 15th through June 26th