The Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) examination tests the knowledge of physicians who wish to practice medicine effectively in developing countries.
Candidates for the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene must hold a primary medical qualification recognised by the Royal College of Physicians of London (RCP).
The RCP will accept applications from candidates who are in the process of completing, or have completed within the last 5 years, the approved Tropical Medicine courses in the following locations (which are recognised as appropriate training centres for the examination):
Written evidence of attendance on one of the appropriate Tropical Medicine course (as above), and confirmation of proficiency in microscopy (requiring a minimum of 12 hours of microscopy/practical parasitology teaching) within the last 5 years will be required for each candidate before taking the examination.
The DTMH Examination structure changed in 2016. The examination is structured as follows:
Candidates are advised that the RCP enforces a policy of ‘no ID, no entry’ for the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine and DTMH examinations. Candidates will not be permitted to sit the DTMH examination if they are unable to produce suitable identification on the day of the examination.
Examination results will be only be emailed to candidates. Letters will not be sent by post. Results are not available over the telephone or by fax.