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Hospital for Tropical Diseases
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University

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How to apply for an elective rotation at Thai Travel Clinic,

Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Mahidol University


Each year we receive many requests from medical students/doctors/residents and research volunteer from all around the world for the opportunity to join us. Although we try to accommodate you all, we have some limitations. Only a limited number of requests will be successful. 


The medical elective is meant to give additional clinical experiences in Travel Medicine and Tropical Medicine to the qualified applicants. The applicants will take part in travel clinic and hospital acities together with our travel medicine residents, such as OPD sessions, ward rounds, seminars, and conferences.


Required Qualification

  • Undergraduate applicants: 4th – 6th year medical student with clinical experience at the time of their elective period. Please note we do not accept high school students.
  • Postgraduate applicants: A resident, fellow and physician at the time of their elective period

Application and how to apply

  • Applicants please read all information below and prepare all required document. When ready please use this LINK.
  • The available rotation for 2023 are as follows.
  1. March 2023    * Full *
  2. May 2023 * Full *
  3. June 2023 * Full *
  4. August 2023 * Full *
  5. November 2023 * Full *
  • The available rotation for 2024 are as follows.
  1. January 2024   * Full *
  2. February 2024 * Full *
  3. March 2024 (ONLY Thai ID fellowship) * Full *
  4. August 2024
  5. October 2024 
  6. November 2024
  • All documents submitted for the application must be issued in the Thai or English language.
  • Required documents for applying.
  1. Medical Student/Doctor elective form. Download here 
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Immunization record form. Download here  
  4. Letter of Recommendation/Endorsement from your school/ university/ college/ institution/ hospital
  5. Scanned copy of your Passport, or Thai National ID Card 
  6.  Cover letter which at least included all of these information: 

- Your background and your expectation/objectives during elective period

- Stated whether this elective is part of formal curriculum or extra-curriculum

- Why are you interested in tropical/travel medicine?

- Why are you interested to do your elective with us?

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Application Process Overview

  • Submit a request with ALL documents as indicated above via this LINK
  • Our staff will inform you whether you are accepted into an elective program or not via your provided email
  • The review process will take 3-4 weeks. So if you plan to apply for elective with us, please plan at least 2-3 months.

Tuition fee

  • Undergraduate applicants – not more than 3,500 THB per week
  • Postgraduate applicants- not more than 5,000 THB per week
  • You will have to pay only if your request is accepted. You will pay by cash upon your arrival at the office of the Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine.
  • สำหรับแพทย์ และนักศึกษาแพทย์ไทย ไม่มีค่าใช้จ่าย

Further inquiries

  • For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • For email subject line, please write “Elective enquiry _ your full name”


Here are some activities of our elective doctors/medical students



Visit our facebook page to see more photos and activities of previous elective visitors:


Visiting doctors from Canada, USA, and Japan: First group of 2016

Elective doctors in our Travel Clinic - July/August 2016

Visiting doctors and nurses from Japan

Elective Course in Travel Medicine for DTM&H students

- Visiting medical students from oversea.



Updated 2nd May 2023