Tropical Medicine Program

Tropical Medicine Track

This program has its own NRMP match ID: 2013120C1

The current site is in Sierra Leone, in West Africa.

Photo of Sierra Leone
Prior sites include Cameroon, Malawi, Zambia, and Liberia. 

One of the most unique aspects of our program: this track aims to provide residents with expertise and education in tropical medicine diseases.  The longitudinal curriculum is based on that of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, along with practical lectures for work abroad. The track consists of two residents from each year and meet every other week during protected teaching time to go over classic tropical infectious disease diagnosis, management, and complications with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

Program Highlights

  • Longitudinal academic track throughout all 3 years of residency
    • Faculty-directed lectures as well as discussion of recent journal articles, literature, and hands-on workshops (e.g. microscopy for malaria diagnosis).
  • Four-week long international rotation in 2nd and 3rd year
    • Abroad rotations satisfy the travel requirements for ASTMH board exam
  • Integrated SonoSim lectures for point-of-care ultrasound, with direct uses during the international rotation

Faculty Director

Photo of Dr. Amber Lin, Faculty Director of Tropical Medicine Residency ProgramAmber Lin MD

Dr. Lin is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  She graduated from the Family Medicine Residency Program at PIH Health Whittier Hospital, as a part of the tropical medicine track.