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China Medical University: Defining Competency-Based Medical Education

Lincoln Chen gave a lecture on Rural Health Workers for All: Realizing China’s 20th Century Dream to about 250 students at China Medical University (CMU) in Shenyang on March 12. Dr. Chen noted that China’s 20th-century dream—through the eras of Sun Yatsen, Chiang Kaishek, and Mao Zedong—has been that all of China’s people would gain universal access to modern medical services. While great progress has been made in extending lifespans, curbing infectious disease, and improving nutrition, China’s disadvantaged groups have not yet been able to enjoy the same level of access and quality of healthcare that are available to more privileged populations.

PUMC Hospital President Zhao Yupei Hosts CMB

Zhao Yupei, President of Peking Union Medical College Hospital, and his leadership staff hosted Lincoln Chen and CMB Beijing staff on March 10 to review mutual interests in medical education reform. Senior representatives of the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) also joined the discussion which devoted particular attention to clinical residency training.

Thailand Launches National Commission on Health Professional Education

Thailand recently announced the establishment of a National Commission on Health Professional Education. Emerging from PMAC 2014, Thai leaders in government, universities, and professional associations came together to create a national initiative seeking to transform learning for health equity.

PMAC 2015: Global Health Post 2015: Accelerating Equity

The 9th annual Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) was held in Bangkok, Thailand on January 26-31, 2015. More than 600 participants from 50 countries participated in the conference with the theme “Global Health Post 2015: Accelerating Equity.” CMB continued the honor of acting as a co-host to this year’s PMAC.

CMB Calls on Vietnam Vice Minister of Health Le Quang Cuong

CMB President Lincoln Chen called on Vietnam Vice Health Minister Le Quang Cuong in Hanoi on January 14, 2015.  Newly appointed, Professor Cuong leads the government’s work in Science, Technology, & Education.

CMB Distinguished Lecture in Hong Kong

CMB President Lincoln Chen delivered the Joint Dean's and Presidential Distinguished Lecture “Educating Health Professionals in China: How successful are recent reforms of the world's largest system?” at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine on January 7, 2015.

2014 East-West Alliance Global Symposia

The 2014 East-West Alliance Global Symposia, held at the University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine on October 27-28, brought together around 100 overseas experts, faculty, and global leaders in public health education to share their experiences on learning in the digital age with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and big data and precision medicine.

Lancet China Series Launch

Vice Chairman Chen Zhu of China's People's Congress presided at the launch of The Lancet-CMB China Series at a special workshop at Peking University Health Sciences Center on September 22, 2014. Commenting on the Lancet-CMB China series, Vice Chairman Chen Zhu offered a scientific approach to strategies of "health in all policies" to address the social determinants of health in China.