University of Vermont



We enthusiastically welcome Walailak University (WU), the newest member of our global health family. Situated in Nakhon Si Thammarat, a city about an hour’s flight from Bangkok, the university sits on a large rural campus with ample educational opportunities including rotations in two community hospitals as well as an outpatient clinic experience on the university grounds. With a seven-hundred-bed university hospital currently under construction and projected to be completed next year, this site is rapidly growing. Dean of the WU School of Medicine Dr. “Menn” Prachyapan Petchuay welcomed our collaborative global health vision with open arms as the institution invests in capacity building, educational infrastructure, and engagement of junior faculty. We are delighted that the WU School of Medicine leadership espouses our philosophy of a holistic bidirectional partnership, a proverbial two-way street for medical education.