Didactics

Lectures given to the fellows to orient them to working in Malawi are given by the faculty working on the ground in Malawi. The following is a list of lecture topics:

• Medical Chichewa

• The Historical context of Women’s health in Malawi - Dr. Ron Mataya

• Crash course in OB/GYN in Malawi: medications, terminology, etc. - 2nd-Year fellow

• Orientation to KCH-practical information and explanations of the various roles/individuals - Dr. Isadore Yama

• Antenatal care in Malawi - Rose Rajab, Nurse Midwife

• Management of Malaria in Pregnancy - Dr. Bekari Rajab

• HIV in pregnancy and delivery - Dr. Ibe Iwuh

• TB in pregnancy and delivery - Dr. Ibe Iwuh

• Postpartum Cadriomyopathy vs. Rheumatic Heart vs Pre-eclampsia and other peripartum complications - Dr. Kelli Barbour

• Obstetric Fistula and Orientation to the Fistula Center - Dr. Rachel Pope

• Global Health and Ethics - Dr. Jeff Wilkinson

National School of Tropical Medicine

The National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine is the first school in the United States solely committed to addressing the world's most pressing tropical disease issues. The course is accredited by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. With this accreditation, participants who complete the course are eligible to apply for the ASTMH Certificate of Knowledge Examination (provided additional examination application criteria are met). This examination assesses and recognizes individual excellence in training and knowledge in clinical tropical medicine and travelers' health. Passing this examination leads to the highly regarded CTropMed®-Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health. Completion of this program will prepare health care professionals to sit for the CTropMed®-Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health.

All fellows will be required to take the eight-week highly intensive program consisting of four two-week modules offered each winter session (January-February) and Summer Session (June-July). Additionally, a minimum of two months international clinical experience in a developing country is required to complete a Diploma in Tropical Medicine.

The program can be individualized by taking fewer than four modules per session. However, to earn the diploma all four modules must be successfully completed within three years from the completion of the initial module. 

This program is Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Module 1: Epidemiology, Public Health and Health Systems
Module 2: Virology, Vaccines, and Bacteria I
Module 3: HIV, Mycology, Parasitology, and Bacteria II
Module 4: Clinical Syndrome and Travelers’ Health; Nutrition, MTC Health, and Other Specialties.