Global Medicine

Course Length

Two weeks

ID Number

USAF Course Number: B30ZY48X0-000

Registration Fee


Registration is closed at this time as we have met the deadline for accepting applications.


Course Objectives: The global medicine course is a continuing medical education program designed to train operational physicians to identify and plan for the infectious diseases and environmental conditions of medical and military significance worldwide. The primary objective is to train military physicians to be able to successfully design and implement a plan which minimizes the health risk of the endemic natural biologic hazards to a deploying or deployed force. In order to achieve this objective, lectures in epidemiology, deployment preparation, medical intelligence sources, and many infectious diseases are presented. Hands-on laboratories include computer access to medical intelligence sources, malaria and intestinal parasite diagnosis and screening, and field epidemiology. A practical group exercise (medical estimate of the situation) and a passing grade on the written final exam are required for course completion.


This is a physician directed, operationally oriented course. As such, the primary target audience is physicians directly involved in deployment and/or travel medicine, preventive medicine, epidemiology, and patient care of military forces. You must have supervisory permission to be absent from your position prior to application. Seating is limited, early application is recommended.

Physicians and physician assistants who have taken the Military Tropical Medicine course are eligible to apply for Global Medicine after a minimum five (5) years between courses.


U.S. Air Force, Brooks AFB, TX; USAPHC Residency Program.


Funding: Funding is available for selected active duty Medical Corps officers and physician assistants. Selections for funding of the course are made through a priority system, and as always, the needs of the Army come first. Funding is given preferentially to those with a documented impending deployment. There are no seats allocated for other Army or other DoD health professionals, or civilians.

Continuing Education Credits: The office of the Surgeon General, United States Air Force, has designated this educational activity for a maximum of 60 hours in category 1 credit towards the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Participation in all lectures and labs is necessary for course completion and CME credit. Partial credit is awarded only in exceptional cases (e.g., deployment) and must be approved by the course director.