On the first day of class, each student receives Lao editions of two basic medical textbooks: Where There Is No Doctor and Where Women Have No Doctor.  Upon successful course completion, students are given a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, suture tools and bandages and Lao translations of all class content.

In 2012, HLI began offering its trainings to second year Medical Assistant students at the brand new College of Health Sciences CHS) campus in Luang Prabang. This handsome new facility trains mid-level health professionals — Medical Assistants, Nurses, Midwives and Pharmacists –from the Northern Provinces.