The Global Medicine Course is a continuing medical education activity designed to train physicians and physician assistants to plan, prepare, and execute medical support for operational missions. The primary goal is to provide students the skills necessary to anticipate, diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases that are encountered in the OCONUS setting. The course offers lectures on disease epidemiology, deployment preparation, medical intelligence sources, and several infectious disease and environmental health topics. Hands-on laboratories include computer access to medical intelligence sources, malaria and intestinal parasite diagnosis, and field epidemiology. A practical group exercise (deployment health risk assessment) is included and is a requirement for course completion.