Vietnam: Medical officers must the duration of continuous training courses of 48 periods of learning in 2 consecutive years minimally

Recently, the Ministry of Health of Vietnam has issued the Circular No. 22/2013/TT-BYT on continuous training in health sector.

Medical officers working in health facilities must have obligations to take part in the continuous training with the aim to meet requirements on professional operations which they are undertaking. Duration of continuous training of medical officers is specified in Article 5 of Circular No. 22/2013/TT-BYT of the Ministry of Health of Vietnam, specifically as follows:

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- The medical officers, who have been issued certificate of practice and are practicing in medical examination and treatment, have obligation to participate in continuous training courses of 48 periods of learning in 2 consecutive years minimally.

- The medical officers, other than those who have been issued certificate of practice and are practicing in medical examination and treatment, have obligation to participate in continuous training course of 120 periods of learning in 5 consecutive years minimally, in which it is 12 periods of learning for every year minimally.

- Medical officers participating in various continuous training forms may accumulate periods to calculate duration for continuous training.

Obligations of medical officers in continuous training are also emphasized as follows:

- Medical officers working in health facilities must have obligations to take part in the continuous training with the aim to meet requirements on professional operations which they are undertaking.

- Implementation of the continuous training obligation is one of criterion for head of unit to assess the level of finishing tasks and course of occupational development of medical officers.

- Medical officers, who practice in medical examination and treatment, fail to implement fully the training obligation in 2 consecutive years as prescribed in this Circular, are withdrawn certificate of practicing in accordance with law on medical examination and treatment.

- Medical officers, who are participating in domestic and overseas long-term training courses related to their assigned professional operations, are not required to implement the continuous training obligation in accordance with this Circular.

- Heads of medical establishments shall be responsible for facilitating for medical officers to participate in the continuous training courses.

View more details at Circular No. 22/2013/TT-BYT of the Ministry of Health of Vietnam, effective from October 01, 2013.

Thu Ba

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