BCM - National School of Tropical Medicine Summer Institute

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. The intensive two-week course, held in Houston, Texas familiarizes undergraduate students with the field of tropical medicine. The program dates for 2023 are June 5-16. 

Application will open December 1st and will close on March 11, 2023.  For questions, please email Rizalia_Klausmeyer@baylor.edu

COSTS to Students

(these prices were for summer 2020 and are subject to change)

Program only $938.75 + hotel (the total cost is $1938.75 but Baylor University will pay $1000 of the cost per student)

Hotel will charge a reduced rate for double occupancy for students in the TMI program.

Students analyze samples in a lab



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. To watch the video: https://youtu.be/qbM-I4p3OTo

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, selected 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.

Prehealth Programs

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