Clinical training improvement is a critical part of medical curriculum reform. On April 18-20, 2018, in Ha Noi, IMPACT MED Alliance with the support of Harvard Medical School (HMS) experts organize an international workshop focus on clinical training improvement for core faculty group of five University of Medicine and Pharmacy (2018-2019) (UMPs). This 2.5-day workshop is the first in the series of workshops which make up the 2-year Clinical Educators Faculty Development Course, Teaching and Education Innovation in Viet Nam. The goal of this series of workshops is to contribute to the redesign of clinical training in medical education in Hai Phong, Thai Binh, Thai Nguyen, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, to meet local and national health and population needs. Through these workshops, faculty will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to lead the ongoing comprehensive undergraduate medical education reform aligned with the national priority and strategy of the Viet Nam Ministry of Health and their home institutions.
The international workshop is facilitated by Prof Nora Osman and Prof. Barbara Gottilied, senior advisor on medical education of HMS, and Dr. David Duong, advisor of IMPACT MED. The workshop focusses on develop new vision for clinical training improvement, agree on a clinical framework which is effective, consistent, creative, continuous and appropriate to Vietnam situation. The participant also accesses to basic principal of adult learning, as well as practice basic skill in bedside-observation teaching, evaluate student clinical practice skill to help develop clinical skill towards competency standard. In this workshop, faculty join discussion with facilitators on training plan and how to ensure effective reform program implementation in the next 2 years.