VietNamNet Bridge - In Vietnam, medical schools train their students for six years but in developed countries, the training time is 12-13 years, half of which is for practice. In Vietnam, interdisciplinary schools are also allowed to train doctors. Meanwhile, existing medical schools don’t have sufficient laboratories and material facilities to satisfy the requirements, according to Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien. Nguyen Minh Loi, head of the Science, Technology & Training Department under the Ministry of Health (MOH), said the number of schools producing medical workers at university level has been increasing rapidly since 2008, from 8 to 24. In Vietnam, medical schools train their students for six years but in developed countries, the training time is 12-13 years, half of which is for practice. Most recently, the Hanoi Business & Technology University unexpectedly announced the enrollment for general medicine & pharmacy training majors, commencing from the … [Read more...] about Too many medical schools established, training quality questionable
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Improving the quality of Vietnam's medical personnel was the theme of a workshop held in Hanoi on Monday. Both domestic and international experts at the seminar pointed to a need for local medical staff to update their knowledge and improve skills to keep up with their international colleagues. To this end, the Health Ministry is developing a draft law on healthcare and medical treatment that would require health workers to gain practicing certificates every five years. The aim of the new regulation is to encourage the on going training of medical staff to achieve high standards in the industry. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s medical schools need better training: experts
The administration board of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy has recently prohibited its staff and students from drinking alcoholic beverages before and during working time as well as at workplaces. The prohibition is part of the medical school’s campaign to prevent the harm of alcohol abuse to its employees. The campaign was mounted after the Hanoi-based Health Strategy and Policy Institute released statistics, showing that Vietnam ranks first in Southeast Asia in terms of beer and wine consumption growth though its GDP just stands at number eight in the region. Besides, the average consumption of beer and wine in the world has not increased in the last ten years, at around 6.2 liters (using wine as the unit) per capita per annum. Meanwhile, each Vietnamese person drank an average of 3.8 liters of wine a year in the 2003-05 period, and 6.6 liters in 2010. According to the campaign, staff members of the school are asked to promise not to drink … [Read more...] about Vietnam medical school bans staff, students from drinking alcoholic beverages
Too many universities and vocational schools in the country have been licensed to offer medical and paramedical courses, sparking widespread skepticism about their facilities, quality of training, and likely quality of their graduates. Only recently have there been media headlines about a rash of cases of inexplicable deaths and complications at hospitals. Media investigations uncovered that many of the schools lack adequate equipment in their laboratories and lecturers, who are often hired from other schools when needed. Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper wrote about the plight of students at several universities. The vice rector of Tra Vinh University, a public university, which got permission to offer nursing and medical technicians' courses in 2012 and medicine and public health courses this year, admitted that his school only bought equipment when needed. Ministry of Health records show there were 26 universities, 74 colleges, and 44 vocational schools offering medical … [Read more...] about Surfeit of Vietnam medical schools raise fears about quality
VietNamNet Bridge - It is now easier than ever to register to study at medical schools to become general practitioners or pharmacists. Some medical schools accept to enroll the students who only had the required minimum scores from the university entrance exams. Educators believe that medical schools are open only to the best students, who have the learning capability good enough to follow such a difficult major. That explains why state owned medical schools always require very high scores on the students registering to study there. … [Read more...] about Medical schools open to everyone?