Description of the program
Degree: Specialist Doctor level I in Otorhinolaryngology
Training time: 36 months (100 credits)
Program code: CK 60 72 53
Language of instruction: Vietnamese
Admission time: October
Faculty in charge: Faculty of Specialties
The training program for Specialist Doctor level I in Otorhinolaryngology aims to provide learners with the specialized knowledge of Otorhinolaryngology. To help learners to become specialist doctors level I in Otorhinolaryngology, we would like to provide our learners optimal studying conditions. Therefore, a small number of enrollees are admitted to the program each year (about twenty students per year). The admitted learners must pass the entrance exam for postgraduates organized by the university. Through the program, learners will be provided with basic knowledge of Otorhinolaryngology which can be applied in examining, diagnosing, and treating common ENT diseases as well as manage common emergencies. This is not only important knowledge in learners’ professional practice but also the basis to consider issuing the Certificate of Practice in Otorhinolaryngology.
The program comprises of two main parts, theory and clinical practice which are delivered in Vietnamese. It is a patient-centered program, in which learners have opportunities to contact with patients from early years of the course. The learners have to attend three main blocks of subjects, including general subjects, foundation subjects and specialized subjects. In specialized courses, the learners are provided with specialized knowledge of Otorhinolaryngology. Theory and practice lessons are normally organized at standard practical facilities such as Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Thai Nguyen National Hospital and Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Hospital of Thai University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Moreover, learners in this program can practice directly with models or on patients under the supervision of specialized instructors, and even take part in clinical treatment as an assistant doctor with doctors on duty in the department. They can participate in emergency surgery, management of emergency cases, and so on. Guiding learners in the program are experienced clinical lecturers.
Employment after completing the program
Upon the completion of the training program for Specialist Doctor level I in Otorhinolaryngology, learners have the opportunities to work in hospital as a specialist doctor in Otorhinolaryngology. They are also qualified to establish an ENT clinic. They may have other career opportunities such as working as a lecturer or a policy adviser in hospitals or governmental offices.
Next levels of study
After graduation, learner may continue studying to improve their qualification. They may follow specialized training courses in otorhinolaryngology surgery or study Specialist Doctors level II in Otorhinolaryngology to strengthen professional knowledge and skills