Message from Head of Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine

It has been more than 60 years since the Division of Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medical Technology, University of Medical Sciences, was established in 1960 and now become the Department of Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University. Our mission is to do teaching, research, and academic services in health. Until now, more than 1,500 students from more than 30 countries around the world, have graduated from our faculty. The faculty aims to provide all graduates with the skills and leadership in international tropical medicine to serve society, develop and extend the knowledge of tropical medicine and eventually promote the advancement of public health around the world and the successful career, as well as being recognized nationally and internationally, for all alumni of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine. Currently, the faculty is co-responsible for up to 6 graduate programs and 1 bachelor's degree program with more than 30 faculty members and more than 20 academic advisors who are experienced in tropical medicine and are internationally recognized. In addition, the Faculty of Tropical Medicine stands out for research and innovation, particularly the medical technologies to conquer infectious diseases, including malaria, AIDS, parasitic infections, melioidosis, and COVID-19.

Additionally, the faculty always consider the application of knowledge to bring benefits to society by doing research and developing novel drug formulas/vaccines, engaging with multidisciplinary professionals in the generation of specific indications/clinical practices in different regions of the world, as well as preparing both nationally and internationally guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation in tropical diseases. According to the publication profiles from 2012 to 2021, the faculty has achieved more than 1,500 international academic publications and more than 30.58 citations per article in the database system. Moreover, the faculty cooperates with more than 30 national and international academic institutions and professional organizations. Nowadays, the globalizing society rapidly changes in every dimension, including medical and public health. Therefore, all faculty staff, students, and alumni should take the challenges to create an opportunity to develop and improve all working processes to achieve the main mission of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine. Furthermore, by taking advantage of modern technology in accordance with the borderless information world, the faculty could achieve all missions with great leaps.

I, as the head of the Department of Tropical Medicine, may everyone be confident in the immediate readiness of the administrators, faculty, personnel, and institutions in their commitment to producing graduates in tropical medicine to be global citizens with high capabilities in tropical medicine to apply knowledge and professional skills to continue developing themselves and the society, along and professional ethics. Accordingly, the vision and the mission of the faculty to fulfill the aspiration of "Wisdom of the land" could be maintained.

Assistant Professor Udomsak Silachamroon

Head, Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine