A new world is emerging. 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 AssociationTM, Inc. (TPaIDATM, 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., TPaIDATM student
TPaIDATM 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.
TPaIDATM 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.