Gorgas Course in
Clinical Tropical Medicine

  • 9-Week Diploma Course taught in English in Peru
  • Daily Bedside Teaching on a 36-bed Tropical Medicine Unit
  • Lectures, Case Conferences, and Diagnostic Laboratory
  • International Faculty
  • 365 Contact Hours

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Course Dates:

February 1 - April 1, 2016
Application deadline is March 25, 2015;
Places awarded beginning Jan 2015


36 maximum. Targeted to physicians, nursing professionals, physician assistants, and public health professionals.


Tuition for 2016 is $7,895 (US$) and includes two 4-day field trips to the Andes and the Amazon.

Gorgas Advanced Course

  • 2-week bedside clinical experience targeted to physicians experienced beyond the entry-level Gorgas Diploma Course
  • Intensive hands-on exposure to large numbers of patients in order to maintain clinical skills
  • Exchange of clinical acumen among experienced clinicians from different countries
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Course Dates:
August 10 - 21, 2015

Applications accepted until all 20 places filled; places awarded on a first-come basis to qualified participants


Total tuition for 2015 is $3,450. (US$)

Out-patient Clinics and Ward Rounds

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2.5 hours per day either doing ward rounds, in an outpatient clinic, or at a subspecialty clinic on a rotating basis.

Lectures, Case Conferences, Tutorials


Traditional lecture format given in 1 hour blocks for 2 hours each morning and in 1.5 hour blocks on some afternoons.

Diagnostic Laboratory Course

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Part of each day's laboratory block will consist of a didactic presentation on diagnostic helminthology, protozology, bacteriology, or mycology.

Field Trips

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