Paul Lu, MD, MSEd


  •  Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine | University of Pennsylvania
  •  Botswana | Vietnam
  •   Capacity-building | International Medical Education

Languages: English (fluent), Korean (basic)

Bio statement

Dr. Paul Lu’s clinical and research interests are focused on medical education and global health. Locally, he co-directs
the PSOM Global Health Pre-Departure Training Course for health professional students interested in global health
electives. Internationally, he supports the VinGroup-Penn Alliance and has helped develop both undergraduate and
graduate medical education curriculum for VinUniversity, College of Health Sciences in Hanoi, Vietnam. In addition, he
co-directs the Master Clinical Educator Academy (MCEA) faculty development training program at VinUniversity. Dr. Lu
has been involved in various medical-related projects in China, Vietnam, Mexico, Botswana, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

Recent global health projects

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency at VinUniversity, College of Health Sciences, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Co-Director, Master Clinical Educator Academy (MCEA) Faculty Development Course at VinUniversity, College of Health
Sciences, Hanoi, Vietnam

Selected publications

McAuley RJ, Lu PM, Bellini LM: The Master Clinical Educator Academy: an innovative 3-part approach to faculty
development in Vietnam. Research Never Stops - It Always Moves Forward. University of Pennsylvania, Perelman
School of Medicine, Department of Medicine Research Day. June 2021.

Lu PM, Mansour R, Qiu MK, Biraro IA, Rabin TL: Low- and middle-income country host perceptions of short-term
experiences in global health: a systematic review. Academic Medicine 96(3): 460–469, March 2021.

Lu PM, Park EE, Rabin TL, Schwartz JI, Shearer LS, Siegler EL, Peck RN: Impact of global health electives on US medical
residents: a systematic review. Annals of Global Health 84(4): 692–703, November 2018.

Mansour R, Lu P: Pre-departure training: an opportunity to improve knowledge of global health core competencies.
Fragile Environments and Global Health: Examining Drivers of Change. Canadian Conference on Global Health,
Toronto, ON November 2018.

Last Updated: 14 February 2023