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  • Locations: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Mekong Delta, Vietnam
  • Program Terms: Trimester 3
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Trimester 3 2018 30/08/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Health Program Type: Faculty Led Study Tour
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: Not for Credit
OS Help Available: No New Colombo Plan Funded: Yes
Program Description:
Deakin Doctors in Vietnam

Deakin Doctors in Vietnam
Global and Public Health, the Vietnamese Health System
29 December 2017 - 23 January 2018

Study tour objectives: Understanding health cultures and systems are essential for future medical leaders. Being immersed in the health care practices of our Indo-Pacific neighbours provides 2nd year Deakin Doctors with the context and opportunity to forge positive clinical and institutional relationships beyond undergraduate training.

Activities: Introductory sessions outlining culture, language, policy and history of medicine in Vietnam will occur in conjunction with medical students and academics from Pham Ngoc Thach (PNT) University of Medicine and non-government organisations working in the health field. Deakin medical students will then undertake 2-weeks of clinical observation training at Cho Ray Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City. Finally, to align with Deakin’s rural focus and Public Health Medicine assessment, students will visit rural communities and rural health organisations in in the Mekong Delta.

Unit information: HME201 Medicine 2A.

  • Australian Citizen
  • Do not hold dual citizenship or residency rights, or previously been a citizen or permanent resident of Vietnam
  • Must not have previously received New Colombo Plan (NCP) funding
  • No travel or visa restrictions
Assessment requirements: 1000-word assignment task related to public health in Vietnam and 500-1000-word blog contribution on your trip.

Selection process: Students will be selected based on their answers to the school specified selection criteria questions and their WAM.

Dates: Trimester 3 travel dates - 29 December 2017 to 23 January 2018.

Estimated program cost: Approximately $3500.

Program fee includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Training program
Students will need to cover additional costs of meals, entertainment, passport and visa and vaccinations.

This is a NCP program that provides 20 grants of $3000 each. The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region. A student participating in the program must meet eligibility requirements*. Please see here for full eligibility details.

Deposit/Payment: $500 upon commitment to the program.

*Universities cannot provide the same Student with more than one New Colombo Plan Short-term Grant and/or more than one New Colombo Plan Semester Grant (with or without an Internship Grant) during their undergraduate studies.