Perspective: Residency Training in
published in the JTM
Journal of Travel Medicine 2016 23 (5): taw041 doi: 10.1093/jtm/taw041
Journal of Travel Medicine has just published our manuscript on our residency training in travel medicine. It is the first time that our course has formally recognized in the international level. In this article, we share our story on how and why we developed this course. What is the philosophy of our course. And why do we need three full years to train a junior doctor be a specialist in this field.
Hospital for Tropical Diseases proud to be the training ground of this unique travel medicine training as indicated in the article:
"Our Bangkok hospital for tropical diseases is a main training facility residents have to take care Out patient department (OPD) and In- patient department (IPD) patients with various tropical medicine problems as well as general medical problems also. It is also our aim and perspective that residents when they graduate must be the expert in tropical medicine as well."
So our resident have to gain their experience in taking care travelers as well as patients with tropical diseases by rotate to the following units in our hospitals: travel clinic, fever clinic, parasite clinic, general ward, and ICU.
You can find the full text of this article via this link or click here for the pdf file.