Clinical Elective Placements

OUCRU provides international medical students with the opportunity to experience tropical medicine practice and research at first hand. Our research unit is based at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD) in Ho Chi Minh City which is the main referral hospital for infectious diseases in the south Vietnam, under the direction of the Health Service and the Vietnamese Ministry of Health. Students are welcomed for 4-6 weeks to shadow OUCRU and HTD doctors on ward rounds, meet with our research faculty and join our seminars and training events.

All students must be in their final year of clinical training and show a strong interest in pursuing infectious disease/tropical medicine as a specialty.

To apply, please send the following forms to

  • OUCRU Elective Placement Application Form: Link
  • CV
  • Letter of support from your university

Deadlines for application:

  • 31st August 2022 (for placements Jan-Jun 2023)
  • 28th Feb 2023 (for placements Jul-Dec 2023)