Healthcare Professionals


Since the creation of Vietnam Health Clinic (VHC), over 120 healthcare professionals have volunteered with us. There could not be any mobile health clinics without our hardworking doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, optometrists, physical therapists and other providers. Year after year, they generously donate their time and expertise to not only serve our patients in Vietnam but act as mentors and preceptors to our members. The mentorship that the healthcare professionals provide can have a long-lasting impact — as can be seen in the number of our student alumni pursuing a career in the healthcare field and their successful admission to professional schools. 


Vietnam Health Clinic is always looking for Healthcare Professionals (RN, MD, OD, DPT, PharmD, DMD, DDS, etc.). If you are a healthcare professional who is interested in helping VHC provide care to rural Vietnam, please send us an email at identifying your profession and we will get back to you with more information.


We hope to have you on our trip!

From our healthcare professionals:

Dr. Carol Waymack, MD

VHC 4.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

"I was amazed by the quality of students helping on the trip: the dedication & hard work, the organizational skills, and the compassion. Overall, top students."

Dr. Joe Tran, Pharm.D.

VHC 1.0, 4.0, 6.0, 7.0

"Through the years when VHC began in 2009 until now, this mission has connected me closer to my heritage, make meaningful, lifelong friendships and experiences, and gives me a passion and fulfillment to serve to the most underserved in the world. This is why I continue to stay involved with the Vietnam Health Clinic."

Dr. William Gould, MD

VHC 1.0, 2.0, 8.0

“Probably the most enjoyable two weeks I ever spent overseas. We were treated by the medical staff of the various clinics with respect and dignity, and I felt friendship.” 

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General Information and Expectations:

  • All healthcare professionals play a vital role in the mobile clinic. There is a one-week minimum requirement from each HP to ensure consistency of workflow and quality of care.

  • VHC encourages HPs to work collaboratively with other care providers through the exchange of best practices and therapeutic knowledge.

    • Drug formulary management meetings are conducted to ensure consistent and standard levels of care between HPs within similar scopes of practices, as well as allow other HPs to contribute and understand the demographics the mission will serve. 

    • Round table discussions will be hosted at least twice prior to the mission – participation is vital to the success of a true inter-professional collaboration/relationship.

  • Providing valuable clinical experience and mentorship to our student members are important to us at VHC. We expect HPs to work alongside student members to share knowledge and expertise that can give them a better understanding of each specific profession and scope of practice.

    • In addition, HPs are encouraged to lecture and/or train student members on specific topics during the students’ weekly meetings.

  • To ensure HPs have a baseline understanding of the mission’s workflow, HPs are strongly encouraged to participate in mock clinic training sessions held two months prior to the start of the medical mission 

Frequently Asked Questions

Qual a importância de Ler Partituras?

É como um bom farmacêutico que sabe ler receita médica. Igualmente um bom músico deve saber ler e interpetrar partituras. Com a prática e técnicas ensinadas, o aluno consegue ler qualquer partitura e executá-la no tempo, ritmo e gênero certos.

Qual a diferença entre ritmo e gênero musical?

Ritmo se refere a quantidade de tempo de cada levada: dois por quatro, três por quatro, quatro por quatro. É mesmo que BINÁRIO, TERNÁRIO E QUATERNÁRIO. Existem ainda os ritmos SEIS POR OITO, BINÁRIO COMPOSTO e outros. Gênero é o nome da levada: baião, guarânia, xote, chamamé, quadrilha, samba, xaxado, etc...

O que síncope?

Síncope ocorre através de uma figura musical chamada de ligadura. É quando existe uma ligadura de um tempo fraco ou parte fraca de um tempo, para um tempo forte ou parte forte de um tempo. NOTA: Nem sempre aparece a figura ligadura em síncope. Explicado também assim: Em música, síncope, é uma figura rítmica caractezida pela execução de som em tempo fraco ou parte fraca de um tempo, que se prolonga até o tempo forte ou parte forte do tempo seguinte criando um deslocamento da acentuação rítmica.

O que é contratempo?

Contratempo é quando existe uma pausa num tempo forte. Exemplo: 1° tempo do samba de partido alto. As notas são executadas no tempo fraco ou parte fraca de um tempo, ficando o tempo forte ou parte forte de um tempo preenchido por uma pausa.

Ouvi dizer que é difícil ler partituras. Como vou aprender ler partituras?

O curso ''você na percussão'' tem a resposta certa para sua dúvida. Através das técnicas utilizadas da ''grade rítimica e rológio rítimo'', qualquer pessoa facilmente consegue ler qualquer tipo de partituras, em poucos minutos.