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.
Starting in July 2017, with faculty from National University Hospital in Singapore, Da Nang Oncology Hospital and Mayo Clinic Florida, we will help train the first gynecologic oncology fellow in a educational program sponsored by the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS). The fellow will engage in a 24 month structured fellowship program with supervision by local and international faculty members. The fellow will spend 3 months of the fellowship at a international sponsoring institution to gain expertise on how gynecologic cancers is treated outside of Vietnam.