The signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the four schools took place on November 17 and the deal will take effect from 2022 to 2027.

As part of the MOU, HMS - a graduate medical school of Harvard University - will help the three Vietnamese universities train undergraduates and post-graduates. The goal is to enhance the medical system via medical training renewal and strengthen professional knowledge and skills for medical employees and biomedical researchers.

HMS will send teams of lecturers specialized in training and studying biomedical to cooperate with local lecturers of universities to develop quality clinical and pre-clinical study programs.

Dr. Nguyen Huu Tu, rector of Hanoi Medical University, said that Harvard Medical School had supported many medical and pharmaceutical universities in Vietnam. The support has shown positive signs of creating a high-quality health workforce in Vietnam.

HMS is one of the oldest medical schools in the United States, founded in 1782 in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston, Massachusetts, and is consistently ranked first for research among medical schools.

Source: Saigon Times