Description of the program
The program of Specialist Doctor level II in Surgery is a typical postgraduate training program in the health sector. The program aims to improve the professional qualifications, especially the specialized professional skills in surgery.
The Department of Surgery – Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy has trained the Specialist Doctor level II in Surgery since 2009. There have been 76 specialist doctors level II in surgery graduate from the program. They are currently working in national or provincial health centers to provide healthcare services to local people and they are promoting quite well what they obtained from the training program.
A specialist doctor level II in surgery has the following responsibilities:
• Provide counselling, health education in surgery
• Give a proper medical examination, diagnosis and management of surgical diseases
• Perform surgical operations and procedures
• Organize and manage professional activities at district, provincial or national hospitals
• Be able to use a foreign language in searching professional document or references and be proficient in application of information technology into management and study
To be admitted into the program, learners have to meet the requirements of the university’s selection process. The program is taught in Vietnamese. Variety of teaching methods are used in the program, in which theory and practice in the specialized modules are organized together. The methods used to teach theory are presentation, discussion and case study while the practice part is delivered through bedside teaching, discussion, and coaching at practical facilities.
Employment after completing the program
After graduation from the program, learners can continue working in medical institutions to become a medical specialist (surgeons in the Department of Surgery at general hospitals of all levels). They can be appointed to be the heads or deputy heads of department, directors or deputy directors of hospitals or health centers.
The graduates from the program also have other career opportunities such as working as lecturers or policy advisers in hospitals or government offices.
Next levels of study: After graduation, learners can study the program for Doctor of Philosophy in Surgery