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General information for trainers abroad

The post graduate training of physicians in Global Health and Tropical Medicine (GH&TM) equips medical doctors with the competences needed to work in an international setting, at the cross roads of clinical care and public health, working for disadvantaged populations. The training is organized by the training institute Global Health and Tropical Medicine (OIGT). OIGT has an advisory board with members from five Dutch universities and is connected to the Dutch Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health (NVTG), the organization that has trained Dutch doctors for over 50 years. The training is recognized and accredited by the Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG)

The GH&TM training has a duration of two and a half years and consists of the following components:
  • Twelve months of residency in Surgery or Paediatrics, 
  • Twelve months of residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 
  • Ten additional one-day courses and trainings in global health related topics 
  • Three months of theoretical training in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (NTC) at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam (also part of Master International Health),
  • Six months of residency in a resource poor setting.

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