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Thua Thien – Hue (VNA) – The second national scientific conference on medical education, themed “Clinical Teaching to Transform Healthcare Professionals”, took place in Hue city, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on December 1.

Co-organised by the Ministry of Education and Training, the Health Ministry, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the event attracted over 350 domestic and foreign experts in medical education, lecturers and students, affording them a chance to discuss progresses in medical education in Vietnam, focusing on tertiary and post-graduate clinical teaching.

Speaking at the event, deputy head of the Health Ministry’s Department of Science-Technology and Education Nguyen Minh Loi said over the past five years, the number of medical staff has grown considerably. Specifically, the number of doctors per 10,000 people increased from 7.2 in 2010 to over 8 in 2017.

In order to improve medical workforce training quality, the health ministry has conducted basic and comprehensive reform of medical workforce training by accessing modern training methods of developed countries.

It will also refine education policy and use medical workforce in a synchronous way.

Loi said the event outlines a roadmap and detailed clinical curricula, thus laying a basis for policymaking in the near future.-VNA