Inherent in the medical mission of Project TVD is the transfer of knowledge between international physicians and our Vietnamese colleagues. While providing direct care to patients in Vietnam, we also teach local physicians so that they are better able to care for their own patients. However, we understand the limitations of our short-term work in country. Thus, we are excited to embark on the next phase of the Project TVD mission.

We continued partnering with the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) to train gynecologic oncology physicians in Da Nang. This is part of the IGCS Global Curriculum and Mentorship Program.

Throughout the year, via the IGCS, there is a program of weekly tutorials and monthly tumor board for our fellows at the Da Nang Oncology Hospital (DOH). International mentors for this program are Dr. Joseph Ng (National University Hospital Singapore), Linda VanLe (UNC-Chapel Hill) and Tri Dinh (Mayo Clinic Florida). Dr. Quy Tran, the director of DOH,  is the local supervisor. 

The first IGCS Gyn Oncology Fellow, Dr. Tran Thi Nhu Quynh, completed her 6 months fellowship in Singapore, the timeframe being March 2021 to September 2021.  She had to quarantine on each end of the fellowship. She has now returned to work at Da Nang Oncology Hospital as of the end of October 2021. Dr. Ngoc graduated from the fellowship shortly before her rotation in Singapore. She completed an oral exam given by international gyn oncology experts (who were not members of the faculty in Da Nang) via zoom as part of her certification. 

The second IGCS Gyn Oncology Fellow, Dr. Phan Thi Hong Ngoc, started her fellowship in gynecology in February 2020 and will be in the U.S. Feb – Jun 2022 to train with Dr. Tri Dinh and Dr. Linda VanLe. She is in the process of applying for a visa to travel.

Dr. Tri Dinh was awarded the Global Humanitarian Award by IGCS at the Annual Meeting in September 2021. Tri says, “This is an amazing honor for me and for all of us in TVD,”. Please refer to the link to read more:

TVD received a posthumous award of $10,000 from the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in honor of Dr. Tung Van Dinh, our father! He began to connect physicians in Da Nang and the US in the late 1990’s. The story of his efforts from the beginning of what is Project TVD today is detailed here.

Also, please refer to the award link to read more: Posthumous Award in Oslerian Medicine

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