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2018 UCLA Medicine and Global Health in Shanghai

Summary of 2018 Travel Study Program

The UCLA Medicine and Global Health Travel Study Program took place in Shanghai from June 18 to July 13, 2018. In partnership with the UCLA Global Health Minor Program, this program offered 8 units of Medicine or Global Health credits to both UCLA and non-UCLA students. The goal of this program was to enhance inter-professional understanding of integrative medicine practice for future healthcare professionals by exposing them to an integrative healthcare system.  A total of 27 students enrolled and 22 UCLA and local faculty participated in teaching.

Video courtesy of Rebekah Smith, attendee and scholarship recipient in the 2018 program.

1. Overview

1.1 Student Composition

UCLA: 25
Non-UCLA: 2

Medical anthropology: 8
Biology: 13
Nursing: 1
Public health: 2
Pharmacy: 1
Others: 2

1.2 Faculty

UCLA Center for East-West Medicine: 6
Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM): 12
Fudan University: 3
Others: 1

1.3 Course hours











2. Program

The program consisted of two courses

MED 180A or GLB HLT 110A:  Chinese Medicine – Its Cultural Origins and the Impact of Modernization (4 units)
MED 180B or GLB HLT 110B:  Integrative Medicine Practices in the Chinese Healthcare System (4 units)

2.1 Lectures took place at


Fudan University School of Public Health

2.2 Experiential

Tai Chi & Qigong
Tui Na/Massage
Chinese medicine Diagnostics

2.3 Group activities

Based on students' majors, interests and future career goals, they were assigned to 6 groups for team-based learning through lectures, activities, a mid-term jeopardy, and final presentation.

2.4 Excursions and site visits

Herbal garden
Traditional Chinese medicine clinic
Physiology Museum
Tea ceremony


Excursion: Acupuncture and Human Physiology Museum

Excursion- Yida Herbal Garden

Excursion: Western Medicine- Zhongshan Hospital

Excursion: Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum

Classroom - SHUTCM

Chinese Mind-Body Exercise: Tai Chi

Excursion: Minhe Ancient Town

Team-Based Learning

Excursion: Herbal Research Center

3. Faculty

Course Directors

Weijun Zhang, DrPH, MS, MB is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research at the UCLA Department of Medicine. He obtained his medical training in Chinese Medicine and Integrative Medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. He completed his Executive MPH and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Health Policy both in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health as well as Medical Education Fellowship from UCLA Davide Geffen School of Medicine.


Ka-Kit Hui, M.D., F.A.C.P. is the Wallis Annenberg Professor in Integrative East-West Medicine and Founder and Director of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine (CEWM) at the Department of Medicine of the David Geffen School of Medicine. He is also the Chair of the Collaborative Centers of Integrative Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Hui founded the CEWM in 1993, one of the first integrative medicine centers in the United States.


List of other CEWM teaching staff and faculty involved
List of SHUTCM and Fudan University Faculty involved

4. Scholarship Recipients

  1. Rebekah Smith, UCLA'18 Classical Civilizations
  2. Chak Lon Kuang, UCLA'17 Biochemistry



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