A brief of critical care education in Cambodia


  • Sophallyda Krouch Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital and Kampot Provincial Referral Hospital
  • Meng Chhuoy Calmette Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Samith Sourn Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Pathy Ngeth Calmette Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Khemry Soeur Calmette Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Saphy So Cambodia-China Friendship Preah Kossamak Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • No Ku Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Sokhak Tan University of Health Sciences, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Nareth Chhor Calmette Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia




Critical Care, Cambodia, Education, Intensive Care


Cambodia's population is 16,7 million people (2020). From 1975 to 1979, Cambodia experienced a horrendous genocide; therefore, the country started to reconstruct from beginning. Health is a significant topic and priority in development. The healthcare system in Cambodia is undergoing reform. Currently, only one large public university provides postgraduate training in critical care medicine as part of a residency in anesthesiology, critical care, and emergency medicine. The combination of three skills would enable the nation to achieve its requirements despite limited resources. National and international educational collaboration in Cambodia encourages greater treatment for the critically ill, often as part of emergency medicine or anesthetic programs. In order to handle the magnitude of critical care medical difficulties, Cambodia's critical care medicine requires undergo significant improvement. Education should be the primary emphasis of this area's growth.


World Bank. Population, total - Cambodia. https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.TOTL?locations=KH, 2020. [Accessed on June 15, 2022).

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Albert, T.J. et al. Bolstering medical education to enhance critical care capacity in Cambodia. 2015. 12(4): p. 491-497.

Sophallyda Krouch, et al. History, Current Situation and Challenges of Anesthesia in Cambodia. The World Anaesthesia News, October 2020. 20(Number 1): p. 16-18.




How to Cite

Krouch S, Chhuoy M, Sourn S, Ngeth P, Soeur K, So S, Ku N, Tan S, Chhor N. A brief of critical care education in Cambodia. Clin Crit Care [Internet]. 2022 Oct. 19 [cited 2024 Jul. 16];30:2022:e0018. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ccc/article/view/258836