During the summer vacation of 2018, 23 students from our university were selected to participate in international summer camps held by the University of Birmingham in Britain, the University of British Columbia in Canada and the University of Andrew in the United States.
On July 16, about 300 students from universities across China (Sichuan University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan University, Wenzhou Medical University, Nanjing University, Southern University of Science and Technology, and others) and 10 students from GMU took part in five different summer courses at the University of Birmingham (UoB). Our students mainly participated in the Biomedical Science Camp which included a comprehensive curriculum. Medical terminology, communication methods and skills, clinical doctor-patient communication, role-playing, urine test simulation, the British basic medical system, academic poster production, and etc were included in the camp. In addition to the lectures, in order to encourage students to learn about the history and culture of Britain, UoB arranged various activities such as an English dinner, visiting British style gardens, touring museums, and seeing several major cities.
Four students from GMU, together with about a thousand students from all over the world, participated in the International Summer Camp arranged by the University of British Columbia. In the three-week study, GMU students attended the medical courses which included biochemistry, imaging, anatomy, pharmacology, hospital questionnaire survey and others. In order to better understand Canadian history and culture, students also took part in a series of activities after school, such as visiting the city campus, visiting museums and other major Canadian cities.
Nine students from GMU went to the University of Andrew to participate in the school’s international summer camp. Along with 50 students from Jilin University, Wenzhou Medical University and Taiwan Chungshan Medical University, GMU’s student representatives attended the course of medical management and English. During the one-month long study, GMU students had a thorough understanding of the management of the American medical system and learned the exam-oriented skills of TOEFL. The students took part in activities including a traditional American welcome dinner and an American family gathering. They visited a Top 15 hospital, famous scenic spots in Chicago, and other activities that let them experience American culture and cultivate a global vision as well. At the end of the course, the students from our school completed the medical management course examination and TOEFL with excellent results.