On April 7, 2017, the graduation ceremony of the first cohort of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) masters students from a partner program between Western Sydney University (WSU) and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) was held at Parramatta Campus of WSU. BUCM Professor Huang Qing and Dr. Qi Shuo, currently coordinating work at BUCM-WSU Chinese Medicine Centre in Australia as the representatives of BUCM, were invited to the ceremony, offering the most sincere congratulations to the graduates on behalf of BUCM and Dongzhimen Hospital, the First Clinical School of BUCM.
Also at the ceremony were Professor Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor and President of WSU, Professor Gregory Kolt, Dean of the School of Science and Health, and Associate Professor Zhu Xiaoshu, Vice Dean of the school. Together with Professor Huang Qing and Dr. Qi Shuo, they had photos taken with the graduating students on this joyous occasion, witnessing and celebrating the fruit of this successful cooperation between the two universities.
The idea of BUCM-WSU Australian Chinese Medicine Centre was suggested in November 2014 when WSU signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish such a center with BUCM, which was witnessed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The two universities agreed to set up an integrated platform for medical, educational, research and cultural exchange to provide better TCM education and high quality Chinese medicine integrative clinical service for Australian people based on the strengths in medical service, education and research of TCM enjoyed by the two universities respectively. For this purpose, BUCM and WSU have put huge effort into planning and establishing the center with the support from Chinese Ministry of Education and State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As a result, the medical center was inaugurated on August 9, 2016, turning a new page in the development of Chinese medicine in Australia fueled by Sino-Australian cooperation.
As part of their coursework in a joint program on the platform of the center, six TCM masters students from WSU have undertaken a four-week clinical placement at Dongzhimen Hospital, the First Affiliated Hospital of BUCM.
In addition, in the past three years, the two institutions carried out a number of teacher and student exchange programs, and collaborated in education, medical care and scientific research. In the future, there will be more cooperation in advanced research on the treatment of major diseases and difficult and complicated cases.
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