The Faculty of Medicine’s Office of Internationalization (OI) welcomed four specialists from Tongren Hospital and five family physicians from affiliated Community Health Centres in the Changning district of Shanghai, to partake in a specialized training program at the Faculty of Medicine from October 15 to November 30, 2018.
Although two different programs were developed to cover the specific learning objectives of each group, the visitors participated in workshops given by esteemed professionals of the Faculty of Medicine. With the goal of creating a primary care environment in Shanghai, the physicians also participated in self-directed learning activities, clinical unit observation, and a collaborative group project at the University of Ottawa.
The participating physicians were:
Dr. Xue Zhao (Urology), Dr. Yingying Gong (Ophthalmology), Dr. Zhuorong Gu (ObGyn), Dr. Peiyi Liu (Orthopaedic Surgery), Dr. Xiangjun Zhou (Family Medicine), Dr. Xiangdong Pan (Family Medicine), Dr. Rina Wu (Family Medicine), Dr. Min Wang (Family Medicine) and Dr. Min Lu (Family Medicine).
While Tongren Hospital specialists were each matched to a uOttawa Postgraduate program for a 10 day clinical observership in their area of specialty, Family physicians received training on clinical teaching skills, one of which was the Stanford course, offered by Dr. Dianne Delva, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at uOttawa.
As a whole, the 2nd edition of the Tongren Hospital Specialist Observership Program (TSOP) and the 1st edition of the Family Medicine Train the Trainer Program (TTP) were a huge success, evidenced by the positive feedback from both the Shanghai physicians and the University of Ottawa educators. The OI is grateful to Dr. Monica Brewer (International Fellowship Director, Department of Family Medicine) for offering her guidance and expertise in developing the 6 weeks training program.
To celebrate their successful completion of the program, all participants were presented with a certificate during a reception organized by the OI and attended by representatives from both uOttawa Faculty of Medicine and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Ottawa.
It is anticipated that this program will continue in the Spring and Fall of 2019.