10 students from Taiwan’s Taipei Medical University visit Houston
A group of 10 students from the School of Nursing at Taipei Medical University in Taiwan arrived in Houston on July 29 for a four-week study program at the School of Nursing at the University of Texas at Houston. Director Sophie Chou of the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office hosted a luncheon on August 13 to welcome them. Dr. Yu Teng-Yuan and Dr. Hong Yuh-Fong, both professors at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, also attended this luncheon as well.
This four-week study program takes place once a year in conjunction with the University of Texas at Houston School of Nursing, located at the university’s Health Science Center. The School of Nursing arranges field trips for the students in addition to their classroom studies. They will visit several top medical centers and hospitals in Houston, such as the M.D Anderson cancer center, Memorial Herman Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and The Methodist Hospital, during their 4-week program, and have opportunities to directly observe clinical practices, and get a better understanding of the medical systems in the United States.
The students from Taipei Medical University were all excited about the classes and visits. During the luncheon, Director Chou encouraged the students to embrace this opportunity to explore the diverse culture of the United States, broaden their horizons, and be a part of promoting the academic and cultural exchange between Taiwan and the United States in the future.