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Today, September 10th, 2018, Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy (TNUMP) organize the opening ceremony for school year 2018-2019. This year, TNUMP launched a new medical education curriculum for general doctors of 2018-2019 academic year. 

“This will be a special year with the application of a reform medical curriculum. We commit that TNUMP will improve the teaching and learning quality to produce qualified doctors to adapt with the future medicine and its challenges” said President of TNUMP, Prof. Nguyen Van Son.

TNUMP new curriculum received technical support from The Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam (HAIVN) under the Improving Access, Curriculum and Teaching in Medical Education and Emerging Diseases (IMPACT MED) project, funded by USAID and private sector partners. The reform curriculum including in-depth training on curriculum development, content development, a series of faculty exchanges between Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and TNUMP.  These activities have resulted in a fully integrated, organ-based medical education curriculum that is student-centered, uses active pedagogy and introduces students to clinical concepts in the first year of medical school.  HAIVN and TNUMP will continue to develop the curriculum for subsequent years.

During this week, there are four UMPs – Hai Phong, Thai Binh, Hue and Ho Chi Minh city UMP also celebrate the opening ceremony with the reform curriculum launching – all are supported by IMPACT MED project.