Deputy Dean Wu Xiaochuang of Xiangya School of Medicine Comes to Xiangya Hospital for Communication over International Cooperation
2019/1/25 22:34:56
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On the afternoon of January 25, Wu Xiaochuang, Deputy Dean of Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, visited Xiangya Hospital to conduct an in-depth exchange with Prof. Zhang Xin, Secretary of Party Committee, Prof. Liu Zhaoqian, Vice President of Xiangya Hospital, and Prof. Li Xuejun, Director of International Affairs Office over international cooperation of Xiangya.

According to Secretary Zhang Xin, the international cooperation and exchanges of Xiangya have been booming and achieved leap-forward development and successes in the past decade. Firstly, in terms of joint training of eight-year medical students, Xiangya has established partnership with medical schools and hospitals of more than ten international top-notch universities including Yale University, Cornell University, University of Pittsburgh, Emory University, University of Michigan, University of Southern California, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and Houston Methodist Hospital of Cornell University. Since 2012, 346 eight-year medical students have been funded to go abroad for overseas joint training. Secondly, Xiangya has been in long-term and stable cooperation with Yale-China Association (YCA) and China Medical Board (CMB) and worked with them on Chia Family Health Fellowship, Residency Training, and Western Hunan Health Initiative of YCA as well as various research and training programs funded by CMB. Thirdly, Xiangya, as a member of International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA), sends nearly 30 students to various countries around the world and receives nearly 30 international students through exchange programs every year. Fourthly, Xiangya Overseas Alumni Association (XYOAA) has made important contribution to the international development of Xiangya, particularly to the simulation-based medical education and discipline construction of its affiliated hospitals. Moreover, it has joined hands with YCA to found a scholarship for impoverished excellent students of Xiangya.

Prof. Zhang Xin said that Xiangya will consider the possibility of launching dual degree programs with the world’s first-class medical schools on the basis that the aforesaid cooperation is enhanced and deepened, in the hope of using the eight-year medical student joint training program as a link to establish all-round cooperation with the academies above.

Having spent over a decade working and studying in many countries such as Finland, Canada and Ireland, Deputy Dean Wu Xiaochuan is richly experienced in international cooperation and exchanges. He expressed his expectation that Xiangya will leverage the characteristics and advantages of its medical services, teaching and research and further integrate its resources including affiliated hospitals on the basis of its earlier international cooperation to further advance its international development.



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