OMI Vietnam Officially Launched!

Mar 9, 2023

We are excited to announce our expansion into Vietnam!

Yesterday, the Open Medical Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding with VinUniversity, located in Hanoi, Vietnam. The MoU marks an important milestone in the history of the OMI and paves the way for further global expansion of our program.

The partnership will provide doctors from Southeast Asia with new academic opportunities, enhance their knowledge and skills, and contribute to the development of the region. The first two OMI Vietnam seminars will take place in July this year. Thanks to VinUniversity, Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for their commitment and support!


Pediatric Emergency Medicine
July 16-20, 2023
Course Director: James Callahan, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The Open Medical Institute presents a seminar in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the campus of VinUniversity in Hanoi, Vietnam Led by experts from the world renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the course is held over three and a half days and targets physicians who care for children with medical, surgical, and traumatic emergencies It is also valuable for general physicians, pediatricians, emergency physicians, critical care physicians, and anesthesiologists The seminar consists of lectures, case discussions, case presentations, as well as a simulation training that provides an exciting hands on experience.

Topics covered include status epilepticus, pediatric airway management and intubation, head trauma, headache, asthma, syncope, abdominal emergencies, and the approach to ill neonates and infants. By the end of the course, participants will be trained in new diagnostic approaches, differential diagnoses, therapeutic interventions, procedural, and management skills.


Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pulmonology
July 23-27, 2023
Course Directors: Augustine M.K. Choi, MD & Hugh C. Hemmings, Jr., MD, PhD, FRCA
Weill Cornell Medicine

The Open Medical Institute presents a seminar in Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pulmonology at the campus of VinUniversity in Hanoi, Vietnam. Led by world-renowned experts from Weill Cornell Medicine, the course is held over three and a half days and targets residents and mid-career level specialists from Vietnam and Southeast Asia. The seminar allows for intense interaction with attendees through lectures, discussions, and case presentations. During a simulation training, which focuses on airway management, cardiac arrest, and transthoracic echo, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their practical skills.

Topics: Intraoperative Use of Vasopressors and Inotropes, Respiratory Infections, Perioperative Pacemaker and ICD, Mechanical Ventilation for ARF, Perioperative Bleeding and Patient Blood Management, Sepsis, Sepsis Resuscitation and Adjunctive Therapies, COPD, Anesthesia for Abdominal Transplant, VA and VV ECMO, New Generations of Cardiac Output Monitoring Devices, ILD, Thoracic Anesthesia, Major Clinical Trials in Critical Care (COVID-19).

About VinUniversity:

Established in 2019 by the Vingroup, the largest private conglomerate in Vietnam, VinUniversity is a private, not-for-profit university. It aims to make a breakthrough in higher education in Vietnam and to become a world-class university. VinUniversity has built strategic collaborations with Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania — a choice that speaks for the institution’s commitment to excellence and innovation in research and teaching. The College of Health Sciences (CHS) is one of the four colleges of VinUni. Its mission is to advance healthcare globally through leading education, innovative research, and technology.