Going forward in travel medicine

Do you really enjoy travel medicine and feel you’d like to study the subject in greater depth? Here are some ideas, information and links to other resources to help you explore further opportunities!  Details below in no particular order.


Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 

Professional Developement Certificate in Travel Medicine.  

This new course was launched in May 2021 and currently has three intakes a year.  The course is run online and includes an interactional webinar for each of the four modules, studied over a period of approcimately seven months.  Successful completion provides a Professional Development Certificate (PDC) in Travel Medicine awarded from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.  The course level is provided at undergraduate level and designed with more inexperienced travel medicine practitioners in mind.

For more details see here 


Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 

Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine 

This course launched in January 2022 and consists of eight modules studied at Masters level, over a period of 18 months.  Candidates who successfully complete the 8 modules within this Postgraduate Diploma, will have the opportunity to continue their studies towards the Masters in Advanced Practice in Travel Medicine with Glasgow Caledonian University.

For more details including the course brochure and a helpful FAQ document see here


The International Society of Travel Medicine 

Certificate of the International Society of Travel Medicine 

This is awarded following the successful completion of an examination which is given in a single, 4.45 hour session. The exam consists 200 multiple-choice questions.  Each question contains four options or choices, only one of which is the correct or best answer. Examination preparation courses are available for a prospective candidate to attend or undertake online and the ISTM website provides information about the entire process in detail, including the full ISTM Body of Knowledge upon which the exam is based.  ISTM highly recommends (but does not specifically require) that professionals applying for the Certificate have at least three years of experience in travel medicine and/or formal training or education in the field. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the exam was held just before an appointed conference of the ISTM for a particular year, however, in March 2021 for the first time, this was held online.  For more details and new dates see HERE 

Successful candidates can use the Certificate in Travel Health® in a specific way and strict instructions are provided for this. The CTH® would not provide you with a post nominal qualification.

PLEASE NOTE:  Obtaining the Certificate in Travel Health® excuses you from part A of the Membership of the Faculty of Travel Medicine exams of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and allows you TO APPLY for the post nominals of AFTM RCPS(Glasg)  – see HERE for more details and how to apply.

ISTM also provide a number of e learning programmes click here

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