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“Step into our world and we will change yours.”

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As future medical and science professionals prepare for the service their careers will render to humanity, it is imperative that educators reach beyond simple lecture and rote study to prepare tomorrow’s medical leaders. Future learning environments must be expanded using the frontiers of human need rather than the orthodoxy of committee consensus. Nurses, doctors, surgeons and scientists coming from this dynamic new world infuse professional medicine with purpose forged from experience and tempered by reality.

The organization leading this change in medical education is the Tropical Pathology and Infectious Disease Association™, Inc. (TPaIDA™, Inc.) a international company based out of Cuzco, Peru.

“I went to Peru thinking I would be a cosmetic surgeon, what I saw transformed me and pointed me to neurosurgery. You have to step into Dr. Rolling’s world to know what I mean. – Anisa V., TPaIDA™ student

TPaIDA™ moves education from the classroom standard to a Peruvian hospital room where service, learning and life change wait.

Medical school candidates, students in pre-med, nursing, physician’s assistants, molecular biology, infectious disease, science and other concerned humanitarians are trading the classroom with the emergency room in an intense eight-day medical internship that includes lecture, laboratory work, clinical medicine and surgery, microbiology, infectious disease, Native tropical medicine study and travel.

TPaIDA™ is a private educational organization educating students in the basic science, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious tropical diseases while providing medical assistance to other countries.

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The Master Pathogenic Virology Course is a 6 day course at The Heinrich Pette Institution

In Hamburg, Germany.

This is a highly advance course in Molecular Virology, Viral Biochemistry, Pathogenic Virology, Viral Pathophysiology , Lab Rotation, Animal models and BSL Biosafety Level (BSL). The course will be taught by the prestigious HPI Professors and Staff.

You will also have the opportunity to explore the Beautiful City of Hamburg by the sea and enrich yourself in a different culture.

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World-traveling doctor offers students travel opportunity

8/24/2007 | By: Staff Report

Students have the opportunity to travel to the Amazon jungle in Peru and study with one of the world’s foremost experts in treating disease. Dr. Lane Rolling is holding a free seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 5, to talk about what he calls a different approach to helping the sick around the world. The approach involves learning, and understanding, tropical pathology and medicine.

“I witnessed children who were in agonizing pain, having violent seizures, and were literally bleeding internally to death right in front of me,” Rolling said. “When we travel to other countries, we will learn how to alleviate pain and suffering, while gaining a greater understanding of medicine. Also, we hope to find promising new treatments for all diseases, not just those of tropical locales.”

As part of the seminar Dr. Rolling is recruiting students to enroll in a class that involves study in Peru, either December 13 through 22 or January 3 through 13. The course focuses on study of Dengue Fever.

“Dengue Fever is the number one mosquito transmitted virus in the world. It has become the most important mosquito-borne viral disease affecting humans. Over two billion people worldwide live in areas at serious risk of becoming infected, with over 50 million being infected by the virus each year worldwide,” Rolling added.

This course is designed for undergraduate, pre-medical and medical students. Medical professionals interested in first-hand experience with tropical diseases are also encouraged to participate. The course is designed to give students an awareness of worldwide healthcare needs and provide a practical educational experience.

“This is a rare opportunity for Northern Nevada undergraduate students who wish to have clinical and field lab experience while caring for patients,” said Paula Lee Hobson, public information office director.

A former student participant echoed Hobson’s comments “…The best experience you will ever have as a medical or undergraduate student. To learn and see tropical diseases in their environment is unbelievable. To do a humanitarian mission is one of the greatest opportunities you can have as a student,” said Bennet Oberg, third-year medical student, Turuo Medical School, Las Vegas, Nev.

“I would definitely recommend TPIDA for people wanting to go into the medical field.  It gives you I broader sense of the needs of people of the world around you.”

Tabitha Morrow

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“We got to see first hand the large impact it makes on you as a person. When attending TPIDA you will walk away from there having a different frame of reference on what it means as a world citizen.”

Calvin Morrow

SLCC Student

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There are many future participants of TPaIDA™ that are willing to step into our world but are not financially able to do so at this time. While you may not be able to travel to Peru or other TPaIDA™ destinations, you can still make a significant difference in a person’s life.

Currently in Peru, There are many sick children suffering from many diseases. The diseases range from Cancer, HIV, Malaria, Dengue, Zika and many more. You can help provide life-saving medical treatment to these children by purchasing TPaIDA™. merchandise. For just $20 you can buy TPaIDA t-shirts, baseball caps, coffee mugs, etc., and your dollars will go directly to their care.


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