About Us

TropMed: “Asia’s Leader in Tropical Medicine”

        The Faculty of Tropical Medicine (TropMed), Mahidol University, is located near Victory Monument, in the very heart of Bangkok, and in a heavy concentration of public and private sector healthcare facilities, including the national Children’s Hospital. It has provided training and education programs, research and services in tropical medicine since its foundation in 1960, and is proud to claim the title of “Asia’s Leader in Tropical Medicine”.

        The Bangkok School of Tropical Medicine, the educational arm of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, offers regular postgraduate programs, from graduate diploma to doctoral levels, which have attracted students from 46 different countries. All of these programs are taught in the English language. Participants in the Faculty’s programs gain practical, hands-on training in a tropical country, and experience the actual patients, diseases, health services, social contexts and environments of a tropical country, along with learning the latest treatments for tropical diseases. Students also experience the cultures and traditions of Thailand, benefiting further from the cultural diversity of their fellow students. The programs, the teaching and research faculty members, and the facilities, are second to none in the region. For the convenience and security of our international students, the Faculty has economical on-campus accommodation adjacent to the Bangkok School of Tropical Medicine.

        On-campus, the Faculty has an up-to-date, specialist 250-bed Hospital for Tropical Diseases, where students may observe patients and treatments for tropical diseases. The Faculty also has modern specialist laboratory diagnostic facilities for a wide range of tropical and endemic diseases, such as malaria, dengue, opisthorchiasis (liver fluke), paragonimiasis (lung fluke), schistosomiasis, scrub typhus (tsutsugamushi disease), cholera, leptospirosis, rabies, toxoplasmosis, and other soil-, water-, vector-borne and non-communicable diseases.

        The Faculty enjoys thriving collaborations with over 30 institutions internationally. On-campus collaborations include the Wellcome-Mahidol University-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Programme, SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Center for Tropical Medicine, the Asian Centre for International Parasite Control (ACIPAC), the Mahidol-Maryland University Tropical Medicine Research Program (TMRP), the Joint WHO/UNEP/UNCHS Collaborating Centre for Environmental Management for Vector Control, the SEAMEO TROPMED Regional GIS Unit, and the Vaccine Trial Centre.

        The Bangkok School of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, offers world-class programs that equip doctors, research workers, medical personnel and professionals concerned with tropical medicine and public health with the skills they need to further their careers in tropical medicine, and the knowledge needed to make a substantial positive difference to healthcare problems in the tropics and elsewhere. Our graduates pursue successful careers in public and private sector healthcare services; in consulting; in national, regional and international agencies; and in research institutions.
We look forward to potential course participants joining us at the Bangkok School of Tropical Medicine.