Tropical medicine has historically been
closely linked with specialists working in infectious
diseases. Around 80 per cent of tropical disease specialists
in the UK work in academic medicine.
Specialty training in tropical medicine
consists of a number of elements:medical training or the acute care
common stem in acute medicine (ACCS) in levels ST1 and ST2,
followed by specialty training from ST3 onwards, and underpinned
throughout by generic training.Although this curriculum is
competency based, training from ST1 will usually be completed in 6
(six) years in full time training.
The full curriculum is available on the
person specification, including qualifications required is
Further information on working in this
specialty will be available here soon.
* This information is correct at the time of writing.
Full and accurate details of training pathways are available from
medical royal colleges, deaneries or the GMC.
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