According to the US Medical School Admissions Handbook, 88% of admitted student have involved in research in undergrad years prior to medical schools. On average, US medical school have 7-10% student already had an advanced degree such as PhD or MS. These student already finished their graduate degree before medical school. This shows research is important in US medical school. For students apply to competitive residencies such as plastic surgery, radiology, surgery subspecialties, or dermatology, etc. - research is strongly recommended. In addition, for future fellowship application, a good research record will enhance your chance when you apply.
For Vietnamese Medical Graduates, we already have some disadvantages due to language or location. Therefore, in order to increase the chance to get into US residencies, even the less competitive ones, we strongly recommend that you should participate some kinds of research. A research project can be simply as some case studies or chart review. VMGUS will initiate some research projects in Vietnam that VMGUS members can participate.
In VMGUS forum, we will introduce some basic concepts about basic science and clinical research. For more books on USMLE, basic science, and clinical science, please go to our main forum.
Finding Reserach Articles
If you are looking for some articles online from New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, or so on, VMGUS can help. VMGUS has accesses to many top medical journals. All you need to do is log in to our forum and request. It may take up to 3 days for us to find that article. For more detail, please visit our main forum.
1. Vietnamese Medical Education and Development of Family Residency in Vietnam
This is a descriptive study about Vietnamese Medical Education and the recent development of Family Residency for postgraduate medical training in Vietnam. Thanks to many contributors on this project.
2. VietMD.Net/VMGUS 2007 Booklet in Vietnamese
This booklet gives a detail explanation about the program in Vietnamese. A new one is underwriting.
3. VietMD.Net Brochure. This is a short brochure introducing about VietMD.Net and its services.
III. Ongoing Research Projects
If you would like to participate in these projects, please contact us at email@example.com
1. Graduate Medical Education in Vietnam: Current and Future Challenge
2. Survey o Vietnamese Medical Students on learning Medical English