International Tropical Medicine Summer School is a short program of around sixteen days for international medicine students only.
International Tropical Medicine Summer School (ITMSS) is an annual event organized by Muhammadiyah Medical Students’ Activities (MMSA) in Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY). MMSA is non-political and non-profit organization and it has an affiliation with CIMSA (Center for Indonesian Medical Students’ Activities) and IFMSA (International Federation Medical Students’ Associations). MMSA produced the first medical and now become the biggest medical summer school in Indonesia which we called International Tropical Medical Summer School (ITMSS).
ITMSS is a unique summer school program combining the academic and student’s activities. The aims of the summer school are to broaden the students’ knowledge in the emerging tropical medicine diseases, able to perform physical examinations, laboratory findings, diagnose and treatments in the modified Problem Based Learning (PBL) system. ITMSS was first held on the year 2005, as the first ever summer school held in Indonesia and is currently the leading and the biggest. This year it will be the 10th ITMSS and as usual, it is held at the University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta around the period of 30th of June until the 16th of July 2014. Approximately 40 students from worldwide are welcome to participate in ITMSS 2014, though each country’s quota is limited.
ITMSS has two main activities: academic and tourism (social programs). For the academic activities, the main topics are Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF), Malaria, and Tuberculosis (TBC).