The University Medical Center HCMC (UMC) is a leading teaching hospital in Vietnam. One of its core activities is training. In order to optimize training, the hospital diversifies training programs to meet the needs of internal training, other medical facilities, and foreign students.

UMC has abundant human resources with high professional qualifications, strong clinical and paraclinical departments, and a growing number of patients visiting and receiving treatment. As a result, UMC is not only a place of practice for Vietnamese medical personnel, but also a choice for many students from countries such as Japan, Australia, the United States, Thailand, Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, and India.

In addition to these traditional training programs, UMC also provides contract training, task-based training, and technical transfer training for the health sector. These training programs are not part of the national qualification system, but they are designed to meet the specific needs of healthcare providers.

The Endoscopy Training Center at UMC is particularly noteworthy. It organizes many endoscopic training classes for doctors in Vietnam and the region every year. The focus areas of training include digestive endoscopy, liver and gallbladder surgery, joint surgery, and thoracic surgery.

The continuous development of UMC, especially its training activities, has significantly contributed to meeting the need for knowledge enrichment, helping hospitals to apply new methods and techniques in diagnosis and treatment, and improving the quality of treatment and patient care.

Training practical experience for students and trainees from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City

Functioning as a practical teaching facility, training is one of the core activities of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Its primary goal is to optimize training efforts, diversify training formats to meet the internal training requirements, those of other healthcare institutions, and the needs of international students.

Training and Technical Transfer

The University Medical Center was entrusted by the Ministry of Health with the task of training and transferring technical expertise to lower-level hospitals, as per Decision No. 2636/QD-BYT dated June 20, 2017, approving the Satellite Hospital Project for the 2016-2020 phase.

From 2014 to 2022, the hospital has provided training and transferred expertise in various specialized fields to support medical examination and treatment at 6 hospitals within Ho Chi Minh City and 22 provincial-level hospitals. A total of 37 specialized technical areas have been successfully transferred.

The transferred technical expertise encompasses specialties such as Ophthalmology, Diagnostic Imaging, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, and more.

Clinical Practicum Training

In the dynamic and professional medical environment, learners have the opportunity to engage in clinical practicum training directly guided by experienced professors and high-level medical practitioners. This hands-on approach allows learners to quickly access and acquire expertise in various medical procedures, enabling them to stay updated on the latest methods and techniques applied in diagnosis and treatment at the University Medical Center.