Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

We are facing some major challenges to our research study. However, rather than dwell on the pain, I will try to look to the future. Specifically, I am getting excited about the 3-month Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene course that I am going to take September-December 2008.

Liverpool is a major center of tropical medicine. According to the website:

the school was founded in 1898, becoming the World's first institution devoted primarily to tropical health. It has extensive links with UN organizations, health ministries, universities, non-governmental organizations and research institutions worldwide and is involved in numerous programmes to control diseases of poverty and to develop more effective systems for health care. The School prides itself on its links with developing countries and is committed to increasing such partnerships.

Sounds right up my alley. Back in medical school, believe it or not, I was one of the most gifted students at looking for ova & parasites in stool samples under the microscope! Ro can vouch.

2 comments:

Garratt said...

your blog is interesting: part of MSF and planning on the 3 month diploma course in Liverpool.
I have finished my practice in radiation oncology and would like to spend some time in the tropics (having visited there many times). I have just learned about the Liverpool school, the London school seems to be booked for 2009.
Can you let me know how things are going once you've started?
Thanks a lot
Garratt

Garratt said...

your blog is interesting: part of MSF and planning on the 3 month diploma course in Liverpool.
I have finished my practice in radiation oncology and would like to spend some time in the tropics (having visited there many times). I have just learned about the Liverpool school, the London school seems to be booked for 2009.
Can you let me know how things are going once you've started?
Thanks a lot
Garratt