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.
1.1 Student Composition
Medical anthropology: 8
Public health: 2
UCLA Center for East-West Medicine: 6
Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM): 12
Fudan University: 3
1.3 Course hours
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
Tai Chi & Qigong
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
Traditional Chinese medicine clinic
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.
4. Scholarship Recipients
- Rebekah Smith, UCLA'18 Classical Civilizations
- Chak Lon Kuang, UCLA'17 Biochemistry