Application and Logistics

2021 Advance Course postponed to 2022 due to Coronavirus. New dates to be determined. Applications for 2020 are closed.


Applicants are required to hold a Medical Degree plus at least one of the following:
  • Diploma or Masters in Clinical Tropical Medicine or equivalent.
  • Two years of cumulative experience in the developing world in a setting where patients with tropical and parasitic disease constitute the majority of the workload.
  • Substantial practice experience in the field of clinical tropical medicine since completion of training. Should include care of patients for the evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment of tropical and parasitic disease.
  • Certification as an Infectious Disease Specialist after completion of a recognized training program.

Application process

The registration process for the Gorgas Advanced Course is on a first-come basis and starts October 1st, 2019.


Maximum of 20 participants.


Tuition for the 2020 Advanced Course is $3,550 USD and includes daily transportation to the course location.


A block of rooms is being held at the Hotel Jose Antonio Executive at a special rate of US $115. Participants may choose to stay at a different place, however, we strongly suggest to stay in the district of Miraflores and within walking distance from this hotel.


Daily transportation to the course location daily activities is covered by the course organizers while in Lima. Buses will depart every day at 7 o’clock from the Hotel Jose Antonio Executive in Miraflores and come back from the Tropical Medicine Institute after finishing the afternoon sessions.


Participants are responsible for their own international flight arrangements. Pre and post-course excursions can be easily arranged with local operators.