11 candidates selected for the final round of Medical Talent Nurturing Competition

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On January 14, 2018, the semi-final of the Medical Talent Nurturing Competition 2017 was held at Tan Tao University Campus in Long An Province with the participation of 51 contestants from high schools in Ho Chi Minh City.

Candidates confidently gave presentations in English before the judges composed of foreign and domestic specialists and physicians.

In the semi-final round, each candidate presented an English presentation in the medical field (15 minutes) and answered the questions from the Jury (5 minutes). The Jury consists of experienced physicians from hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City and specialists from universities.

This competition has been co-organized by Ho Chi Minh City Education Department, Ho Chi Minh City Education Newspaper and Tan Tao University to help 11th and 12th grade students to consolidate and extend the knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, biology and English, facilitate students exchange and nurture a passion for medicine.

Prof. Thach Nguyen, Dean of Tan Tao School of Medicine and Acting Provost of Tan Tao University highly appreciated the presentations of contestants and affirmed the competition will be a great opportunity for them to learn about career possibilities, especially in health care sector. He expects students to  work with advisors to improve knowledge to prepare for the upcoming final round, pursuing their medical career.

According to the Organizing Board, the competition has attracted the participation of 3,000 students from 21 high schools in Ho Chi Minh City, Long An and Quy Nhon provinces. The total prize value is over VND 160 million together with many scholarships.

From 51 contestants, 11 candidates have been selected to enter the final round to be held in March 2018.

Candidates waited for the competition
Pham Ngoc Lan Huong at 11B2 class at Nguyen Huu Cau High School answered the questions of the Jury
Phan Nam Bao Chau at 11th grade in Le Quy Don High School (Quy Nhon) gave a presentation
Each contestant made a 20 minutes examination, including 15 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of answering questions
Candidates exchanged with a judge after the examination
The Organizing Board entered the scores of contestants
Prof. Dr. Thach Nguyen, Dean of Tan Tao School of Medicine and Acting Provost of Tan Tao University
Dr. Nguyen Duc Nghia, Vice Chair of Vietnam Association of Colleges and Universities, granted the prizes to contestants
11 candidates were announced to be selected for the final round in March 2018
Candidates in the semi-final round took a photo with members of the Organizing Board