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Education and Training

Given global mobility, the future generation of doctors requires knowledge beyond imported infectious diseases. Today, more than ever, we are confronted with geographic heterogeneity of the diseases, which goes far beyond the field of infectious diseases: non-communicable diseases, for instance familial Mediterranean fever, haemoglobinopathies, expressions of psychiatric disorders varying across cultures and conditioned by geopolitics, etc. must be detected and treated properly. It is our particular concern to communicate specialist knowledge and raise awareness among students for the typically poor tropical regions.


Training of Junior Doctors

The Section Clinical Tropical Medicine (T. Junghanss) is authorised to 

  • provide specialty training to become a specialist in Internal Medicine (“Facharzt/Fachärztin Innere Medizin”) (1 year)
  • provide training to be granted the additional title Tropical Medicine (“Zusatzbezeichnung Tropenmedizin”)
  • provide training to be granted the additional title Infectiology (“Zusatzbezeichnung Infektiologie”)



At the Section Clinical Tropical Medicine, students can write their doctoral thesis on the following topics:

  • Echinococcosis
  • Dengue
  • Mycobacteria (Buruli ulcer)
  • Imported infectious diseases

Please contact Dr. Marija Stojković, Dr. Thomas Jänisch, Dr. Annette Kapaun, Prof. Thomas Junghanss directly including a brief CV.

We usually support our doctoral students for at least 12 months. During this time, they participate in clinical meetings, internal trainings and weekly radiology conferences.


Final Year Training (“Praktisches Jahr (PJ)”)

In the Tropical Medicine elective, we train one PJ student per four-month term. Interested students should contact us as early as possible.




The Section Clinical Tropical Medicine is closely involved in the organisation of the 14-day module “Klinische Infektiologie und Immunologie”, which takes place eight times a year during the second clinical year.


DTG-Certified Travel Medicine Course for Physicians


The next refresher course takes place on 18 November 2017 in Karlsruhe.