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Advanced Course in Medical Education and Research: a Leadership Program for Outstanding Graduates

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A. Burgess ,

Education Office, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, AU
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K. Oates,

Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, AU
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K. Goulston,

Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, AU
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Phan Hai An Ha

Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, VN
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Abstract

Introduction: In 2009, the Hoc Mai Advanced Course in Medical Education and Research was established. The Advanced Course is designed to provide a select group of outstanding recent Hanoi Medial University (HMU) graduates with tools to introduce and lead change in medical education and research, contributing to the development of future Vietnamese health care. The aims of the program are to develop participants’ knowledge and skills in teaching, competence in spoken and written medical English, skills in research; and provide ongoing support. The purpose of this study was to explore previous participants’ (2009-2013) perceptions of the course, and impact on professional development.

Methods: In 2015, an anonymous online questionnaire was distributed to 106 Course participants who had participated in both Hanoi and Sydney (2009-2013). Participants were asked to respond to closed and open ended questions. Descriptive statistics were used to analyse data.

Results: Fifty six of the 106 participants (53%) responded. The Course was overwhelmingly perceived to be beneficial in helping participants with their English speaking skills. Almost half (45%) of respondents felt the course helped with their career, teaching of students (43%) and junior doctors (43%). Regarding research skills, 31% felt that participation in the course helped in completing a research project, 32% in presenting at conferences, and 22% in publishing a paper. Although participants indicated that a helpful aspect of the Course was the opportunity to network with Australian colleagues, they would like more opportunities for future collaboration, and a longer immersion program.

Conclusion: Taking part in the Advanced Course has helped participants’ professional development by improving English skills, teaching skills, research skills and career progression. However, improvements are needed in terms of further ongoing assistance with research and continued contact with Australian experts.

How to Cite: Burgess, A., Oates, K., Goulston, K. and Ha, P.H.A., 2018. Advanced Course in Medical Education and Research: a Leadership Program for Outstanding Graduates. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 12(1), pp.7–12. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/seajme.v12i1.36
Published on 24 Aug 2018.
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