Hoc Mai Foundation
The University of Sydney
Large text
Default text

Mission and Vision



We aim to foster medical education and improve health care for the 85 million people living in Vietnam by:

  • Supporting a bilateral exchange of medical students and health professionals between Australia and Vietnam;
  • Assisting to develop an understanding of the methods of teaching doctors and nurses in Vietnam by the 'Train the Trainer' program;
  • Facilitating the development of knowledge of the Vietnamese doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers to improve health care delivery to their people;
  • Developing a strong network of Australian medical, nursing and allied health staff who will provide on-going assistance and training of Vietnamese colleagues;
  • Providing practical assistance with preventative, diagnostic and management problems in hospitals in Vietnam;
  • Increasing medical research skills in Vietnam with the aim of using research to improve care

What we do

  • We facilitate education and 'Train-the-Trainer' programs in Vietnamese hospitals and universities
  • We provide long distance education to Vietnamese doctors with our telemedicine program
  • We facilitate delegations travelling to Vietnam to teach clinical skills and knowledge within various specialities in a number of hospitals in Vietnam

We offer scholarships and fellowships to:

  • young health professionals from Vietnam to come to Australia for advanced training
  • medical and nursing students from Sydney University to learn in Vietnam
  • bring Vietnamese medical students to Australia to broaden their hospital experience
  • students in the Masters of International Public Health from the University of Sydney to complete their project in Vietnam
  • support medical research training
1st Group

Some of the 2007 AusAID/Học Mãi Fellows with Professors Robinson and Jeffery and staff from the Học Mãi Foundation