A group of 10 students with their teacher from the School of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan visited Houston on June 25 for a four-week study program at the School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Director Sophie Chou of Education Division from Taipei Economic and Cultural Office hosted a luncheon on July 11 to welcome these students. Dr. Yu, Teng-Yuan and Dr. Hong, Yuh-Fong, both the professors of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston attended this luncheon as well.
This four-week study program is funded by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan and takes place once a year with University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to taking courses in the classroom, the field-related trips and the direct observation of clinical practice are arranged by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston as well. Students will visit several top medical centers and hospitals in Houston, such as M.D Anderson cancer center, Memorial Herman Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, The Methodist Hospital, etc. in this 4 week period, and get the chance to observe the clinical practice directly and to know the operation of the medical systems in the United States better.