Elective Program Training Guidelines for Foreign Medical Students at Cho Ray Hospital - Viet Nam
Elective Program Training Guidelines for Foreign Medical Students at Cho Ray Hospital - Viet Nam
201B Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, VIET NAM
Tel: 84-8-38554137
Research-Training Department: 84-8-38553318
Fax: 84-8-38557267
Email: training.crtd@gmail.com
Website: www.choray.vn

Elective Program Training Guidelines
for Foreign Medical Students at Cho Ray Hospital - Viet Nam


Who can apply?

Applicants who are Medical student are welcomed to participate in elective programs at Cho Ray Hospital. For whom under 4th year: only observation course In order to be eligible for a limited number of clinical positions for foreign trainees, the following requirements shall be met:

1. Applicants must be in good health and have recommendation letter from their own University.

2. English language is preferred. Our teaching medium and clinical practice are mainly in English.

Required Application Documents

The following documents should be submitted 3 months prior to the beginning of the elective training program.

1. Completed the self application form* (available on www.choray.vn)

2. Recommendation letter from your academic supervisor or director of your University

3. Brief Curriculum Vitae

4. Photocopy of your passport (the page containing personal information and photograph) (scan file)

5. 01 photographs, passport size (scan file, jpg file, at least 50kp)

What to learn at CRH


Internal Medicine

Minimum times

Surgical Medicine

Minimum times


2 weeks


2 weeks

Tropical Diseases

2 weeks


2 weeks

Intensive Care

2 weeks


2 weeks


2 weeks


2 weeks


2 weeks


2 weeks


2 weeks


2 weeks

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

2 weeks

Burn – Plastic Surgery

2 weeks


2 weeks


2 weeks

Hemo Dialysis

2 weeks

Vascular Surgery

2 weeks


2 weeks

Hepato biliary – Pancreatic Surgery

2 weeks

Physical Therapy

2 weeks

Digestive Surgery

2 weeks


2 weeks


2 weeks


2 weeks



Diagnostic Imaging

2 weeks

Application procedures and other information

  • Student can apply by email Required Application Documents to the Training Department, email: training.crtd@gmail.com (should be sent by attached files)

  • The Training Department will send the “Acceptance letter” to students then
  • With the approvals by Choray hospital, the students come to Choray hospital for your elective course then, please bring the originals of the “Required Application Documents”

  • Elective training term: Minimum: 2weeks
  • Fee for elective training: 2,000,000 VND/week, pay at CRH when you arrive.
  • Principal of training method: Hands – on training
  • Time for receiving application: At least 1 month before starting the elective course

Who you can contact

Tel: 84 8 38 554137 – ext: 2392 Fax: 84 8 38 557267
E-Mail: training.crtd@gmail.com


Students should apply for visitor visa for the training course.

Registration Procedure (Training Department)

1. On the first day of the elective program: please report to the Office of Training Center on the 11 floor of Cho ray Hospital with the originals of the “Required Application Documents”

  • The Administration Staff of the Office will receive student, make the student record, and arrange the detail schedule for the elective course.
  • Name tag: will be supplied then

2. On the second day: pay the tuition fee, have orientation, and get to the department


1. Every student is assigned a supervisor who will be responsible for the overall objectives of the elective program at the department the student attend

2. Every student will have an introduction about Cho ray hospital activity after registration.

3. Student is not allowed to execute clinical work without physician’s supervision.

4. Completion of elective program certificate: a certificate will be given to the student upon his completing training courses and passing the performance evaluation by his or her assigned preceptor.

5. A formal elective report and a questionnaire (enclosed) upon completion of the elective program would be mandatory before completion certificate can be given.

6. The Medical Library is open for students all working hours, internet available. Open hour: 7am to 11am, 1pm to 4pm

7. Useful phone numbers:

  • A. The telephone number of the Training Center, Cho Ray hospital is 84 8 38554137 ext: 2392

  • B. Chief of Training Department: Dr. NGUYEN NGOC BICH: 0913137546 for application information and consultation

  • C. Police: 113, Fire 114, Emergency 115

Day-life in Ho Chi Minh City


- Students can find hotel near the city center, or near Cho Ray hospital, these are some Hotel address

  • Ngoc Lan Hotel (near by CRH)
    Address: 191 C Nguyen Chi Thanh Str, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City Tel: 84 8 39573576

  • Phuong Ha Hotel (near by CRH)
    Address: 195 A Nguyen Chi Thanh Str, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City Tel: 84 8 38571522

  • Most of foreign students stay in the City Center of Ho Chi Minh city, District 1. It is more convenience for sight seeing, shopping and other services. It takes a round 10 minutes to CRH, by bus or taxi.


The staff cafeteria on the Ground floor, near the auditorium, opening during workdays offers Vietnamese food (breakfast, lunch) (about 2USD per meal).


  • Transportation in Ho Chi City: The best ways of transporting within Ho Chi Minh City are taxi, bus or walking. If you stay in Ho Chi Minh more than one month, we suggest you use the city bus
  • Transportation within Viet Nam: Bus service, domestic flights, railway or are available for traveling in Viet nam


In comparison with many large cities, Ho Chi Minh has relative lower crime rates. The streets are considered fairly safe even at night. Like anywhere else in the world, women should use caution when riding in taxis alone, or walking late at night.


Around the Ho Chi Minh city, the potential for sightseeing and exploration is unlimited. Please go to website of Tourism in Viet Nam for travel suggestion and more information.

Estimated living expense:

Exchange Rate: 1USD = 20,838 VND (changeable)

Estimate cost per month
Accommodation (200,000 – 400,000 VND/day)
4,000,000 – 8,000,000
Meal (200,000 VND/day)


  1. Application form

  2. Student record (fulfill when arrive)

  3. Elective report

  4. Questionnaire for student

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