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[AY 23-24] Year 4 Clerkship Director – 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 Clerkship of the MD program within the College of Health Sciences (CHS) to provide oversight of one core clinical clerkship for our undergraduate medical program (Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurology, Surgery, and Psychiatry).

The incumbent will act as a liaison between the site directors, site coordinators, clerkship coordinator, teaching hospital educational leaders, clinical teaching faculty, and CHS MD program leadership (Y4 chair), and oversee a range of day-to-day issues related to the implementation Year 4 core clerkship curriculum in their specialty.  This role will report directly to the Year 4 Chair and is expected to be 0.25 FTE.


  • Work together with the Year 4 Chair to finalize and refine the core curriculum for your core Y4 clerkship, and communicate any changes to the curriculum with the MD Program Leadership and UPenn UME team.
  • Work with the clerkship coordinator, Y4 chair, site directors (if any), and site coordinators to ensure smooth transitions for Y4 students into their rotation.
  • 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.
  • At least monthly, spend 2-4 hours observing students on rounds with their teaching faculty and residents (if any). If there is more than one teaching hospital with students, then clerkship director will rotate so each hospital is visited at least once per quarter. Provide feedback to teaching faculty and students where appropriate.
  • Work with MD program leadership to refine assessment tools for your clerkship students.
  • Develop remediation plans for students who fail to fulfill rotation requirements, and work with Y4 Chair to ensure students are well supported to pass their rotations.
  • Review rotation and teaching faculty evaluations from trainees to ensure that the quality of your clerkship meets the highest educational standards.
  • Receive and act on informal feedback from teaching faculty and students.
  • Ensure adequate learning resources for teaching and learning activities (textbooks, platform, equipment, space, call rooms, meals.).
  • In collaboration with site directors (if any) and site coordinators, develop a rotation schedule for trainees and submit to the Y4 Chair at least 3 months in advance.
  • Be the main point of contact for site directors and teaching faculty who voice concerns about rotation logistics or problems with trainees, and escalate these concerns to the Y4 Chair when appropriate.
  • Organize and chair events related to your Y4 clerkship, such as an annual Y4 “kick-off” event in your discipline.
  • Organize an orientation session at the beginning of each rotation (in person or remotely).
  • Participate in the Y4 Committee, and attend meetings periodically as per the committee’s Scope of Work (SOW).
  • Participate in an annual Y4 review and presentation to the MD Program community.
  • Oversee the formal teaching curriculum for the rotation, and actively participate in teaching core lectures (provided by Penn), case presentations, etc, at least once monthly.
  • Facilitate planning and implementation of hospital-based faculty development in collaboration with the CHS MD program team.​
  • Other duties directly related to your Y4 core clerkship as requested by the Y4 Chair.


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


  • Requires an MD degree, advanced training in the discipline for which you are applying, and at least 2 years of experience in medical education, either as teaching faculty or in a med ed leadership role.
  • Have an active clinical license and be actively involved in patient care.
  • 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.


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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