Thirty one final year students of the Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences who are conducting clinical internship at Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (GPHTCM) met with the national medical master Professor Xuan Guowei on 20 January. At the meeting, Professor Xuan shared his clinical experience and expertise accumulated during his medical career spanning over several decades and provided his views on the clinical problems brought up by the students. He also gave the students a piece of calligraphy showing his treatment philosophy written by Mr. Chen Chunsheng, and encouraged them to work hard to contribute to the advancement of Chinese medicine.
Professor Xuan explained to the students the background of the formulation of the strategy to combine Chinese and Western medicine, the reasons for the Central Government’s emphasis on the importance of Chinese medicine, and the strategies for promoting Chinese medicine to the international community. He is of the view that the development and the future of Chinese medicine are in the hands of the young Chinese medicine professionals, and he hopes the students will inherit Chinese medicine and be innovative in advancing this gem of the Chinese culture so as to advance the development of Chinese medicine and contribute to public health and wellness.
SCM has been working closely with GPHTCM. Due to the absence of a Chinese medicine teaching hospital in Hong Kong, the School has sent more than 500 undergraduate Chinese medicine students to undertake internship in GPHTCM since 2001. Moreover, during the outbreak of SARS in 2013, GPHTCM sent Chinese medicine experts to Hong Kong to help combat SARS.
Professor Xuan encourages students to work hard to contribute to the development of Chinese medicine.
An SCM student representative receives a piece of calligraphy from Professor Xuan (centre) and Professor Zhai Lixiang, Secretary of the Party Committee and Deputy Director of GPHTCM (left).