Global Medicine

Course Length

Two weeks (2-13 March 2015)

ID Number

USAF Course Number: B30ZY48X0-000

Registration Fee



The global medicine course is a continuing medical education program designed to train operational physicians to identify and plan for infectious diseases and environmental conditions of 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 biological and environmental hazards to a deploying or deployed force. In order to achieve this objective, lectures on epidemiology, deployment preparation, medical intelligence sources, and several infectious disease topics 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) is required for course completion.


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


US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine; US Army Public Health Command


Location: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH

Funding: Funding is available from USAPHC for a limited number of Army attendees. Selections for funding are made through an order of merit system, and as always, the needs of the Army come first. Priority is given to those with a documented impending deployment.

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.

How to Apply: Army personnel can apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants from other services should contact their service liaison or the course director for instructions on how to apply. Be sure to fill in all the appropriate fields with as much information as possible. Applications will be processed as soon as they arrive and you will receive an e-mail acknowledging its receipt. The application process will be open from 1 December 2014 through 16 January 2015. You will be notified by e-mail of acceptance/non-acceptance. If you have any questions, contact MAJ Kevin Taylor at 301-319-9218 or DSN 285-9218 (