PREPARATIONS FOR THE GRADUATION OF THE FIRST CLASS of MEDICAL STUDENTS OF TTU

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ADMINSTRATIVE PROCEDURE: Summaries of the detailed requirements for the graduation of new medical graduates 2019. The main document about graduation will be promulged by the school of medicine in a few weeks.

FINAL EXAM

SUBJECTS

  1. General medicine: Internal medicine, pediatrics, Infectious disease, neurology, tuberculosis and dermatology.
  2. General surgery: General surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic surgery, Rehabilitation, Urology, Neurosurgery and oncology.
  3. Social studies

DATE

First time

Date Time Subjects Candidate
Wednesday:
July 17 .2019
13:30PM Internal Medicine 6th year medical students
Wednesday:
July 24 .2019
13:30PM Surgery

 Second time

Date Time Subjects Candidate
Wednesday
October 09.2019
13:30 PM Internal Medicine 6th year medical students
Wednesday
October 16.2019
13:30PM Surgery

 

FORMAT: TTUMLE

  1. Internal Medicine: 100 multiple choice questions to be answered in 90 minutes: General medicine: 40 questions, Pediatrics: 35 questions, Infectious disease: 10 questions, Neurology: 5 questions, Tuberculosis: 5 questions, Dermatology: 5 questions.
  2. General Surgery: 100 multiple choice questions to be answered in 90 minutes: General surgery: 40 questions, Obstetrics Gynecology: 35 questions, Orthopedics- Rehabilitation: 10 questions , Urology: 5 questions, Neuro-surgery: 5 questions, Oncology: 5 questions.

GRADING SYSTEM

  1. Grading system based on a scale of 1 to 10 (or 4 according to “Latin Honors”).
  2. Passing grade is from 5 and above (or above grade 2)

 Classification for Honor System

Class of graduation Average Scores
Excellent 9 → 10
Good 8 → < 9
Average to good 7 → < 8
Above average 6 → < 7
Average 5 → < 6

REQUIREMENTS for GRADUATION

Until the time of graduation, the students are not subjects to any legal or administrative restriction from authorities. The students need to have all the grades of 5 or above (or grade 2 or above) including the social studies. Medical students need to have all the certificates of defense training, physical studies and requirement of English language efficiency of TOEFL 600 or equivalent.

PREPARATORY PLANS for the GRADUATION the 6th Year Medical students

ACADEMIC PLAN from June 2018 to September 2019

  1. The sub-internship program focusing on
    1. the rationale of how to select a working diagnosis and a range of differential diagnoses
    2. The rationale on how to formulate an investigative strategy.
    3. The rationale and execution of a management plan
  1. Bedside teaching in English by US trained or US based faculty
  2. Presentations of main subjects by students
  3. Mock exams for students beginning September 2018 (with the US team in VN), January 2019 (with Dr Andy Nguyen from UT Texas in Houston) and June 2019
  4. Tutoring programs after the mock exams

BEDSIDE TEACHING IN ENGLISH by US Trained Physicians or US based Physicians

May 21 – May 31:  7 – 11 AM  Rounds with Dr Truong T Vien, (Pulmonary and Cardiology department) for Y5 medical students who will do case report in English

June 1 – June 15:   7 – 11 AM  Rounds with Dr Truong T Vien, (Pulmonary and Cardiology department) for Y5 medical students

June 25 – June 29:  Dr Tu Nguyen (Endocrinology department) for Y4 & Y5 medical students (group 1)

Friday June 29

1:00PM to 4:00PM Thong Nhat hospital for Y5 medical students

Oliver Nguyen MD (Internal Medicine), Downey CA
Nguyet Vuong MD (Ambulatory Medicine), Baldwin park CA
Thach Nguyen MD (Cardiology), Merrillville IN
Oanh Clark MD (Emergency Medicine), San Jose CA

Rounds with the American medical students from the VnHope program

Monday July 2nd

1:00PM to 4:00PM Thong Nhat hospital for Y5 medical students

Oliver Nguyen MD (Internal Medicine), Downey CA
Nguyet Vuong MD, (Ambulatory Medicine), Baldwin park, CA
Oanh Clark MD (Emergency Medicine) (San Jose CA)

Rounds with the American medical students from the VnHope program

Monday July 2 – Friday July 6:         Dr Tu Nguyen for Y4 & Y5 medical students (group 2)
Monday July 9 – Friday July 13:       Dr Tu Nguyen for Y4 & Y5 medical students (group 3)
Monday July 16 – Friday July 20:     Dr Tu Nguyen for Y4 & Y5 medical students (group 4)
Monday July 23 – Friday July 27:     Dr Tu Nguyen for Y4 & Y5 medical students (group 5)

September 2018 Diabetes and Endocrinology

Peter Singer, Chief of Endocrinology of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (for Y6 medical students)

October 2018 Internal Medicine and Cardiology

Monday October 8th to Wednesday October 10th

Thach Nguyen (Cardiology)
Loan Pham (Internal Medicine)
Kwan Lee (Cardiology)
Gianluca Rigatelli (Cardiology)
Art Lee (Cardiology)
Alan Fong (Cardiology

January 2019 HematoPathology

Andy Nguyen (U of Texas in Houston)

MOCK EXAMS

Tuesday October 9th 2018
Tuesday January 22th, 2019
Tuesday June 25th, 2019

9:00AM at TTU Long An

TUTORING AFTER THE MOCK EXAMS

After the mock exams, the school of medicine will start the tutoring programs for the students who did not do well in the exams.

POST GRADUATE ACADEMIC PLAN

USMLE preparations

The TTU school of Medicine would assist all students in the preparations of the USMLE exams. Usually, for any international graduates, it took them12 months to prepare step 1. Six months for the preparations of USMLE step 2. In June, 2018, Dr Truong T Vien will discuss the practical aspects of the preparations of the USMLE exams, including tips for the Clinical skill (CS) exams with standardized patients.

INTERNSHIP at Vietnamese hospitals or abroad including sub-internship in the US

  1. After graduation, the new medical graduates need to work for 18 months in hospital in order to be qualified for license to practice medicine in Vietnam. I suggest all current 5th year medical students to look at this question and plan for application to hospital in order to be accepted as trainees.
  2. The TTU school of Medicine is also organizing with major Vietnamese hospitals the internship and residencies program for its graduates. At the beginning, the program will function as a 18-month training program for new graduates.
  3. The TTU School of medicine is also exploring the plan to send TTU medical graduates for internship and residencies in hospitals and medical schools in the Philippines (the University of the East (UE) and in Korea (Dong A University medical center)
  4. Short term sub-internship program in the US could be an option, if logistic problems could be solved.