||Making the decision to work
in the area of travel medicine is an important first step, which should be
followed by training. It may be useful initially for those new to travel
medicine to affiliate with a travel clinic group, a medical advisory service
or perhaps other institutions, suhc as universities (e.g. university health
services). Further, some research in New Zealand found an association
between those interested in travel mediicne and having had tropical medicine/developing
country experience (Leggat et al., 1999).
Leggat PA, Heydon JL, Menon A.
Training, experience and interest of general practitioners in travel
medicine in New Zealand. Journal of Travel Medicine. 1999;6: 60-65.