The light of emergency medicine: Vietnam-the next chapter in the global history of emergency medicine?

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The following is the keynote address to the First Emergency Medicine Conference in Vietnam, held in the historic city of Hue, March 22-26, 2010. This presentation reviewed the global history of emergency medicine (EM) and presented the need for the establishment of EM residency programs in Vietnam in a culturally sensitive manner. Immediately following this presentation, the Deputy Minister of Health for Vietnam announced recognition of EM as a specialty in Vietnam, and the establishment of EM residency programs, with the first starting October 1, 2010, in association with the Hue College of Medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e31-e35
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


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  • Emergency Medicine

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