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Course Title
Global Medicine Course
Instructional Method
Air Force
Army Public Health Center
Target Audience
Physicians and physician assistants

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.


This is a physician-directed, operationally-oriented course. As such, the primary target audience is military physicians and physician assistants directly involved in deployment health, travel medicine, preventive medicine/public health, disease surveillance, or the medical care of military forces.  You must have supervisory permission to be absent from your position prior to application.  Physicians and physician assistants who have taken the Military Tropical Medicine course are eligible to apply for Global Medicine after a minimum of 5 years between courses. 


This course is sponsored by the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and takes place annually at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH.  This course is not centrally funded.  Army personnel can register for the course at the Army Public Health Center website but must secure funding through their unit/command.  Applicants from other services should contact their service liaison or the course director for instructions on how to apply.  Priority is given to those applicants with an upcoming deployment or other operational requirement. 

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