Thai Travel Clinic

Hospital for Tropical Diseases
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University

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Elective/Research Volunteer:


         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. Here are our guidelines.


1. We could accept medical students/residents/fellows/MD as well as scientists/researchers in health science field. We will not accept high school students.


2. Please plan at least 2-3 months before hand. If you're interested to visit us, please write the cover letter that include the following detail:


- Medical education background

- Current status (medical students/residents/fellows/staffs)

- Duration of elective period

- 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?


3. There will be some tutition fee. You have to pay the fee only if your request is accepted (pay by cash upon your arrival). The fee is depend on your status (medical students/residents/etc) and duration of stay.






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.



Interested candidate should submit detailed CV with cover letter and letter of reference to
Head, Travel Medicine Research Unit
Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
420/6 Rajvithi Rd, PhayaThai
Rajthewi, Bangkok 10400. Thailand
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