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Gorgas Courses in
Clinical Tropical Medicine

Gorgas Diploma Course

  • 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
  • 325 Contact Hours
Course Dates:
2019 -  January 28th - March 29th, 2019
Applications Closed.

-  January 27th - March 27th, 2020
Apply here for the 2020 Diploma Course!

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

Tuition: Tuition for 2020 is $8,700 (US$) 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
Course Dates:
2019 -  August 5th - August 16th, 2019
Apply here for the 2019 Advance Course!

Tuition: Total tuition for 2019 is $3,550 (US$).

Out-patient Clinics and Ward Rounds

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2 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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