Participate in the emergency departments of Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy and Hue Central Hospital 5 shifts per week for a one month rotation.  You should spend an equal number of shifts at each facility.  At least one shift per week should be an evening shift (previous participants have noted that there are more patients during these hours)

Shifts are considered 8 hours/day.

You will see patients in conjunction with the physicians there.   We will make every effort to have a translator with you but that does not always happen.  There are many medical students in the English club who would like to participate and depending on their schedules they try to.  If you are a native Vietnamese speaker and a resident, you can talk with attendings in the ER about seeing patients on your own but you will still need to discuss them with the attending.  Many of us who have worked there also performed procedures in the ER.

You are expected to conduct yourself responsibly and professionally at all times when interacting with the Hue University of Medicine and with Hue Central Hospital.   You are expected to fulfill your shift and teaching responsibilities.

Didactic responsibilities include:

2 case discussions per week with the ER attendings and any residents or students who are rotating through the ER at both Hue Central and Hue University.  These discussions can be free form and should be based on cases seen the day before.  The purpose of the case discussions would be to highlight diagnosis and treatment of particular disease processes and to discuss differences in approaches because of culture and the nature of EM in Vietnam.

1 lecture per week.

Short written synopsis of your experience in both the Hue Central and the Hue University of Medicine EDs.  We’d like you to observe and identify strengths and weaknesses of the departments, in terms of the physicians, nursing staff, response to critical patients, work ups, triage, etc.

You are not required to speak Vietnamese.