April 24, 2018
From April 9th to the 13th, three third-year internal medicine residents and one fourth-year surgical direction student from the University of Chicago Medicine completed a week-long residency exchange at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH). As the third group of exchange residents in a row that started in 2015, UCM has sent around 20 residents and senior medical students to PUMCH for clinical observership in internal medicine, family medicine, and general surgery. Like the previous two programs, PUMCH made detailed arrangements for the residents to meet with different doctors, participate in the morning rounds, chat with their counterpart Chinese residents, and talk with nurses. In addition, upon the request of PUMCH, the UChicago residents made presentations on medical education and residency training in the U.S. The residents are all appreciative of their experience in Beijing and said they will definitely bring home positive feedback to their fellow residents in Chicago, advocating for more of them to join future programs.
As an exchange program, four residents from PUMCH are scheduled to visit UChicago hospitals in early May.
Dr. Renslow Sherer, faculty leader of the UChicago-PUMCH residency exchange program, wrote in one of his recent emails to the Beijing Center that,
“[please let] PUMCH residents know how grateful we are for their gracious hospitality and their kind attentiveness to our residents, and how we look forward to seeing as many of them as is possible here in Chicago in future.
For the UC residents, I would like them to know how proud we are that they chose to expand their training and experience with this visiting residency at the most advanced hospital in China, and to serve as global health ambassadors on behalf of the University of Chicago Hospitals in their daily experience in Beijing at PUMCH. Their work is strengthening their respective departments in Chicago, as well as the role of the University in Beijing and China, and for that, we are grateful.”