about us

Our Mission: To improve medical education and health care in Vietnam

Hoc Mai (the Australian Vietnam Medical Foundation) is a not-for-profit organisation that fosters medical education between Australia and Vietnam.

‘Hoc Mai’ is a Vietnamese phrase that translates into English as ‘forever learning’. It has been chosen as the name for the Australia Vietnam Medical Foundation.

The Foundation was launched at Government House, Sydney in August 2001 and brings together the collective medical knowledge and experience of Australia and Vietnam in an educational partnership.

Who We Are

Hoc Mai is a not-for-profit foundation of the University of Sydney.

The Foundation expands on the voluntary work done in Hanoi by the Northern Clinical School at Royal North Shore Hospital. The initiative is a two-way exchange of teaching and learning between Australian and Vietnamese health care workers. Hoc Mai has plans to expand its program to include mental & public health and research development.

Hoc Mai has the support of senior doctors and medical professionals in both countries. Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, Governor of New South Wales, is the Patron. The management of the business affairs of the Foundation is vested in the Board of Governors.

Download our Annual Report and discover more about Hoc Mai

Annual Report 2005