undergraduate medical education
The MD Curriculum Working Group is tasked with designing the undergraduate curriculum for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, with collaboration from our academic partners at VinUniversity. In July 2020, after working with over 100 Penn faculty and experts, the MD team delivered two years of the medical curriculum to our partners in Vietnam. This novel curriculum will be the first in Vietnam to align with international standards and meet the expectations of pertinent accrediting bodies. The MD Program at VinUniversity will educate and train medical students to become physicians who can deliver high-quality services and are prepared to be leaders and agents of change in the field, both nationally and internationally. The first cohort of medical students at VinUniversity will begin in October 2020. The MD Curriculum Working Group at Penn will continue to provide faculty support and will advise on institutional infrastructures to ensure the successful implementation and deliverance of the MD Program.
The MD Curriculum Working Group is led by Dr. Gail Morrison, a visionary leader in medical education innovation and reform. The MD Curriculum Working Group also includes Dr. Paul Lu and Dr. Steven Weinberger. Dr. Lu is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine and is a practicing internist. Dr. Weinberger is the former Executive Vice President and CEO of the American College of Physicians (ACP).
undergraduate nursing education
The BN Curriculum Working Group is tasked with designing the undergraduate curriculum for the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program at VinUniversity. In July 2020, after close collaboration between faculty at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and VinUniversity, the BN team delivered two years of nursing curriculum to our partners in Vietnam. The BN Curriculum is fully aligned with international accreditation standards and will be the first in Vietnam of this kind. The BN Program focuses on professional nursing practice across the continuum of healthcare and human conditions, including vulnerable populations, which will prepare graduates to impact human health needs in the Vietnamese population and beyond. The first cohort of Nursing students at VinUniversity will begin in October 2020. The BN Curriculum Working Group will provide ongoing faculty and staff support and will advise on institutional infrastructures to ensure the BN Program's successful implementation and deliverance.
The BN Curriculum Working Group is led by Dr. Julie Sochalski, former United States’ chief nurse and investigator in U.S. health systems analysis and health policy. The BN working group also includes Dr. Mary Ersek and Dr. Jill White. Dr. Mary Ersek is Professor of Palliative Care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Dr. Jill White is Professor Emerita, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sydney, Australia.
graduate medical education
The GME Curriculum Working Group is tasked with designing the graduate curriculum for the medical residency program at VinUniversity. In July 2020, the GME team delivered three years of curriculum for residency training programs in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and General Surgery to our Vietnam partners. This will be the first residency curriculum in Vietnam based on international standards of competency-based graduate medical education. The residency programs at VinUniversity will train future clinical leaders in academic medicine, dedicated to improving health in Vietnam and the world. The first cohort of medical residents at VinUniversity will begin in October 2020. As this program advances further, the GME Curriculum Working Group will support faculty and program staff at VinUniversity and will advise on establishing core infrastructures in graduate medical education.
The GME Curriculum Working Group is led by Dr. Lisa Bellini, who currently serves as the Vice Chair of Education and Inpatient Services for University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Medicine. Dr. Bellini provides senior leadership and oversight in several key areas at Penn, including faculty affairs, faculty development, wellness, and professionalism. Also supporting this initiative is Dr. Ryan McAuley, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Penn and Program Director, Internal Medical Residency Program at VinUniversity; Dr. Keri Cohn, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Penn and Attending Physician at CHOP; Dr. Alexandra Vinograd, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Penn and Attending Physician at CHOP; and Dr. Elijah Riddle.