School of Medicine - VNUHCM successfully achieves Accreditation of Doctor of Medicine Programme to AUN-QA Standards.

2023-10-27 14:00:59

We are proud to announce that the School of Medicine – VNUHCM has successfully completed the rigorous quality accreditation process for its Doctor of Medicine programme. This remarkable achievement marks the first accreditation of a training programme within the School of Medicine according to AUN-QA (ASEAN University Network – Quality Assurance) standards.

Prof. PhD. MD. Dang Van Phuoc, Dean of the School of Medicine – VNUHCM, at the closing ceremony of the AUN-QA programme assessment, held on October 26, 2023.

The accreditation of the Doctor of Medicine programme, along with three other VNUHCM member universities, is set to take place from 24th – 26th October, 2023. This monumental occasion marks the 357th site visit in the AUN-QA programme assessment, making it a truly significant milestone. Especially, this is the first international inspection team to conduct a direct assessment at VNU-HCM after the challenging times imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prof. Dr.-Ing.Ir., M. Eng Herman Parung (left) và Prof. PhD. MD. Chailerd Pichitpornchai (right), 2 assessors participating in the Doctor of Medicine programme assessment process

Distinguished assessors, Prof. Dr.-Ing.Ir., M. Eng Herman Parung from Indonesia, and Assoc. Prof. PhD. MD. Chailerd Pichitpornchai from Mahidol University, Thailand, renowned international experts in higher education and accreditation, will directly evaluate the training programme. Their wealth of experience and expertise ensures a thorough and comprehensive assessment.

Assoc. Prof. PhD. MD. Le Van Quang, Vice Dean of the School of Medicine – VNUHCM, at the closing ceremony of the AUN-QA programme assessment, held on October 26, 2023.

The evaluation process adheres to the AUN-QA Standards Set, comprising of 8 standards based on the principles of total quality management and draw comparisons with prestigious quality frameworks worldwide. They serve as a comprehensive evaluation tool, covering aspects such as output standards, programme framework, teaching staff, facilities, quality assurance, and the connection between schools, students, and businesses, etc.

School of Medicine has crafted an innovative framework that sets new standards in the Doctor of Medicine programme. We take pride in the fact that our mission, vision, core values, and educational philosophy have been consistently and systematically integrated into this programme, with substantial resource allocation to ensure its effective implementation. With a team of highly qualified lecturers, we are dedicated to provide students top-notch education that meets the evolving demands of the medical field. Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment create a vibrant and dynamic learning environment. From the anatomy simulation room and skills practice room to the lecture hall and advanced iLEARN and eOffice systems, we offer comprehensive support to our students in multiple dimensions. Our practice hospital has been designed to meet the demands of active and innovative teaching and learning. It provides a real-world setting for students to apply their knowledge and skills, preparing them for success in their future careers.

Capturing memorable moments: The inspection team cherishes their time with the School of Medicine leaders, officials, lecturers, and supporting staffs.

The positive contributions from the accreditation team have further elevated our Doctor of Medicine programme, ensuring that it meets and exceeds regional and international quality standards. This serves as a stepping stone for us to pursue accreditation for other programmes, such as the Pharmacy programme, and for the institution as a whole in accordance with the AUN-QA standards.

Experience excellence in medical education at School of Medicine, VNUHCM, where we prioritise your success and provide an exceptional learning environment that meets international quality standards. Join us on this remarkable journey towards excellence in medical education, and together, let’s shape the future of healthcare.

AUN-QA Brief Introduction

Giới thiệu về các khoá đào tạo AUN-QA – Phòng Quản lý chất lượng

AUN (ASEAN University Network) was established in November 1995 as a collaborative network comprising 31 universities across 10 ASEAN member countries. It was initiated by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) and endorsed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

From its inception, AUN has recognised the significance of ensuring quality education and has worked towards establishing international recognition for the development of higher education in Southeast Asia. AUN aims to create connectivity and mutual acknowledgment of training quality among universities within and outside the AUN network.

To accomplish this objective, AUN introduced the AUN-QA (ASEAN University Network – Quality Assurance) initiative in 2004. The AUN-QA sets comprehensive quality assurance standards for higher education institutions in the Southeast Asian region. By becoming part of the AUN network and actively participating in evaluation activities for training programmes and educational institutions, higher education institutions engage in meaningful endeavors that involve self-assessment, benchmarking, external assessment, and quality enhancement. These activities contribute to the overall improvement, development, and integration of quality education.

Through its ongoing efforts, AUN strives to strengthen the quality and reputation of higher education in Southeast Asia, fostering regional collaboration and promoting the continuous advancement of academic standards.


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