At 5 o’clock on the afternoon of Sep. 7, 2017 (EST),University of Pittsburgh holds a welcoming banquet for the sixth group of eight-year program medical students of 2011 fromXiangya School of Medicine.
Before the banquet, Prof. Timothy Billiar, a Fellow of the National Academy of Science and Chairman of the Department of Surgery of University of Pittsburgh made a welcome speech.
“I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all students from Xiangya. Over the past 6 years of cooperation between UPMC with Xiangya, all Xiangya students have delivered a great performance and won high praise from their tutors. I wish you all the best in the following two years of study and life.”
Prof. Jie Fan from Department of Surgery briefs the course of “Method and Logics of Biomedicine” (MLB) which is specially set up for Xiangya students and aims to cultivate scientific thinking and literacy and the ability to make presentation in a logic and artistic way. Prof. Margaret McDonald, Associate Vice President of University of Pittsburgh, makes arrangement of scientific research training and clinical learning for the new students.Zhang Liming, a former Chairman of Xiangya Overseas Alumni Association and professor of the Department of Anesthesia of University of Pittsburgh, says to Xiangya students
“I hope you cherish this opportunity, study hard, take care of yourselves and learn team work, and Xiangya overseas alumni will try their best to support and help you.”
“Central South University-University of Pittsburgh Cooperative Training Project for Eight-Year Program Students” is an embodiment of the international cooperative strategy for “Double First-class” construction of Central South University, which aims at cultivating outstanding medical talents with international vision.Xiangya students express their thanks to University of Pittsburgh for providing such a good study platform and their willingness to practice the Xiangya spirit of “Justice and Enterprise, Humanity and Honesty, Truth-seeking and Prudence, Profound Learning and Devotion” and work hard for better serving the Motherland.
Source: The 3rd Xiangya Hospital