By Gabrielle Newton

WONCA President Meets BU GHC Partners in Vietnam

February 9th, 2016 in News

VN partners WONCA articleOn his recent trip to Vietnam, WONCA President Michael Kidd met with the Vietnam Association of Family Physicians as well as the members of our BU GHC team, who are leaders from Vietnam’s academic departments. They include Nguyen Minh Tam from Hue University of Medicine & Pharmacy, Nguyen Phuong Hoa from Hanoi Medical University, and Pham Le An from Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine & Pharmacy (pictured in the photo).

“I was very impressed with all that I saw,” said Kidd after he met with the BU GHC partners from Vietnam, “especially the passion and commitment of the family medicine leaders in the clinics, in the medical schools and in the government, and the fruitful and longstanding partnerships with family medicine colleagues from the USA and Belgium and other parts of the world.”

Read the full article here.


Student to Present at Conference on Medical Student Education in Cambodia

February 2nd, 2016 in News


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Madeline Haas, a third year medical student at Albany Medical College in New York, traveled in the summer of 2014 to teach fellow medical students in Cambodia as part of our Family Medicine program there. Haas will be presenting her poster, Peer-assisted clinical skills instruction at Cambodia University of Health Sciences, at the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona from January 28-31. Her article recounting her experiences was recently published in Family Doctor: A Journal of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians and can be found here.  

FMSTP Becomes Accredited as the First Post-Graduate Medical Training Program In Lesotho

January 19th, 2016 in News

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After Lesotho's Council on Higher Education (CHE) thoroughly reviewed the Lesotho Boston Health Alliance (LeBoHA) Family Medicine Specialty Training Programme (FMSTP), the CHE announced that the program has been granted full accreditation. The news of full accreditation was officially announced on January 18 after the CHE issued the report on their findings in September of last year.

" LeBoHA demonstrates that it has the ability to respond to future challenges appropriately,” states the CHE report issued in September, 2015 which explains how the medical trainings are essential to strengthening the health care system in the Southern African country. “It created the basis of a decentralized learning platform not only for family medicine, but also for the whole new medical school for Lesotho.”

What a great achievement for the BU GHC in the beginning of the new year!

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