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[AY 23-24] Year 4 Co-Chair – MD Program

Hanoi City (VN)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
20 Mar 2024


The College of Health Sciences (CHS) aims to advance health care in Vietnam and the world through leading education, innovative research, and technology. Our mission is:

  • To develop world-class research and providing outstanding health care education.
  • To pioneer the country’s health sciences education and reform.
  • To attract and develop healthcare leaders to advance health sciences locally and globally.

Our strategic partner within Vingroup is Vinmec Healthcare System – the leading private, not-for-profit health care provider in Vietnam, which currently encompasses 7 hospitals and 4 outpatient clinics throughout Vietnam (with more than 1,600 beds), together with its medical research institutes and centers. Vinmec is the only healthcare provider in Vietnam offering 2 hospitals with Joint-Commission International (JCI) accreditation (in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city). The Vinmec Times City in Hanoi is our primary teaching hospital for the College of Health Sciences. It received the first JCI accreditation in 2015, the re-accreditation in 2018, and is currently the only teaching hospital in Vietnam with JCI recognition.

With a vision to advance health care through research, the College of Health Sciences will also offer research opportunities in all our programs and provide a supportive research environment for our faculty and students. Taking advantage of being in the ecosystem of Vingroup with a number of technology and service-oriented companies such as Vinpearl, VinHomes, VinFast, VinSmart, etc., the College will cooperate closely with these companies in research to create breakthrough technology & healthcare products and solutions.

Currently, the College offers undergraduate degree programs in Nursing and Medicine while there are three residency programs offered i.e. in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Pediatrics. All of the health sciences programs are competency-based, developed with the University of Pennsylvania’s technical support. With UPenn’s certified and validated curricula, world-class international and Vietnamese faculty members, modern pedagogical approaches, and infrastructure at the forefront of technology, we will prepare our students to become healthcare leaders, innovators, and scientists with an entrepreneurial mindset and as prospective agents of change in the future.



We are seeking a physician educator for the role of Year 4 Chair of the MD program within the College of Health Sciences (CHS) to provide oversight of the core clinical clerkships for our undergraduate medical program.

The incumbent will act as a liaison between the clerkship directors, teaching hospital educational leaders, and CHS MD program leadership, and oversee a range of day-to-day issues related to the implementation Year 4 MD curriculum.  This role will report directly to the MD Program Director and is expected to be 0.25 FTE.



  • Finalize and refine the core curriculum for each Y4 clerkship, and communicate any changes to the curriculum with the UPenn UME team and the clerkship directors.
  • Work with clerkship directors, site directors, site coordinators, and clerkship coordinatorsr to ensure smooth transitions for Y4 students into their rotations.
  • Participate in the development and refinement of the Clerkship Bootcamp that occurs just prior to clinical rotations begin, and where requested, assist in teaching during the Bootcamp.
  • Work with MD program leadership to refine assessment tools for Y4 students.
  • Oversee any remediation of students who fail to fulfill rotation requirements.
  • Review rotation and teaching faculty evaluations from trainees to ensure that the quality of each clerkship meets the highest educational standards.
  • Receive and act on informal feedback from instructors and students.
  • Ensure adequate learning resources for teaching and learning activities (textbooks, platform, equipment, etc.)
  • Be the main point of contact for clerkship directors who voice concerns about rotation logistics or problems with trainees, and escalate these concerns to the MD program leadership (PD, Vice Dean, etc.) when appropriate.
  • Organize and chair events related to Y4 clerkships, such as an annual Y4 “kick-off” event, any feedback events from students and/or teaching faculty, etc.
  • In collaboration with MD program leadership and UPenn, assist in developing/leading a Faculty Development Program for all affiliated teaching faculty.
  • Visit each affiliated teaching hospital at least once per quarter to meet with key stakeholders (site directors, site coordinators, hospital leadership, etc.) with the goal to ensure operational efficiency and that barriers are addressed.
  • Assist in drafting and refining any policies related to clerkships, up to and including a clerkships handbook.
  • Assist in developing and refining the IT platforms used for clerkship curricula, scheduling and evaluation (i.e. Canvas, One45).
  • Lead the Y4 Committee, call meetings periodically as per the committee’s Scope of Work (SOW), and present the meeting summary to the MD Program leadership.
  • Participate in an annual Y4 review and presentation to the MD Program community.
  • Be an active member of the MD Program Committee, with attendance at meetings being mandatory (in-person or remote).
  • Other duties directly related to Y4 as requested by the MD Program Director.



  • Requires an MD degree and at least 2 years of experience in medical education, either as teaching faculty or in a med ed leadership role.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with experience prioritizing work in a fast-paced environment with multiple and conflicting interests.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills. Have the ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, understand and follow policies and procedures, and accommodate change. Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a team.
  • The position requires good judgment, rigorous attention to detail, and the ability to handle sensitive/confidential information with discretion.



English is the language of teaching and communication at VinUniversity. For this role, the candidate needs to have an excellent written and verbal communication skill in English.



The salary and benefits are internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.



To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter and (2) a resume.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.



VinUniversity (VinUni: is the first private, not-for-profit Vietnamese university established based on international standards. The university integrates the models of excellent international universities with the unique cultural and economic characteristics of Vietnam, to make a breakthrough in Vietnamese higher education and to become a world-class university.

VinUni has strategic collaborations with the world’s leading universities, including Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania. These universities have become close advisors and crucial enablers in establishing the three colleges at VinUni: College of Business and Management, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and College of Health Sciences. Every aspect of the University: its curricula, research, faculty, student body, facilities, and campus life, is being developed to meet the highest standards set by the world’s leading accrediting and ranking organizations, such as ABET, AACSB, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE).

VinUni’s founding benefactor Vingroup is one of the biggest private conglomerates in Asia with the largest market capitalization value in Vietnam. As a multisector corporation, Vingroup focuses on three main areas: Technology; Industrials; and Property Services. VinUni is proud to be a part of the Vingroup ecosystem, giving its students opportunities to connect with several high quality research institutes (such as VinAI, VinBrain, and Vin BigData), pioneering industrial enterprises (such as VinSmart and VinFast), and leading Vietnamese companies (such as Vinpearl, Vincom Retail, Vinmec, and Vinhomes).

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