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Video January 18, 2021

VIETNAM: Competency-Based Education Brings Medical Students Out of One-Way Classrooms

A World Bank project has helped advance Vietnam’s medical education to better prepare new doctors for the changes ahead in the healthcare system. Launched in 2014, the Health Professionals Education and Training for Health System Reforms (HPET) project has improved the quality of education by strengthening national frameworks and improving the teaching-learning capacity. After six years of implementation, the HPET project has supported five medical schools and 91 clinical training sites nationwide. The Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy is a pioneer in shifting toward a competency-based model that aims to create well-rounded medical professionals.