On 2nd January 2020, to commemorate and celebrate the caliber of the hardworking and talented students pursuing MBBS in China who have excelled in their academics and extracurricular activities with honor and dignity, School of International Education of Southern Medical University organized Honor Awarding Ceremony in the campus.
Distinguished leaders and staff members of School of International Education joined the ceremony with all foreign students.
This year hundreds of students have earned their scholarships and have been entitled as the top tier international medical students of the university.
Not only that, but they have won several competitions organized by the university, be it in the field of sports or the stage of Gala night.
Awards for passing HSK 4 EXAM, Random Examination tests, highest attendance in class this year, the most neat and tidy dormitory rooms, Guangdong Gala participants, all the winners of Guangzhou Friendship Games, the winners of the Shunde Sports Meet, the recipients of the Guangdong Government Scholarship were given.
During the ceremony, there were different performances prepared by freshman as well as the senior students. Programmes included Song performance, Chorus: Fight song, freestyle dance performance and so on.
On 20th December, School of International Education, Southern Medical University invited Mr. Luo Yu, a police officer from Baiyun district Public Security Bureau, Guangzhou, to give a lecture on Chinese laws, regulations and anti-drug knowledge publicity for the class of 2019. Total of 248 new students from 58 countries and representatives from the faculty of international education attended the event.
Officer Mr. Luo explained the entry and exit administration law of the People’s Republic of China and the drug control law in detail and systematically. He also introduced the application procedures for student visa and residence permit, as well as the relevant regulations on off-campus accommodation and working for foreign students. During the lecture, he reminded the students of the things they should pay attention to when applying for residence permit with intuitive and easy to understand pictures, so as to deepen the students’ understanding of the harm of drugs. He also handed out the service manual for international students and service manual for foreigners issued by the exit and entry administration bureau of Guangzhou municipal public security bureau, as well as the leaflets. After the lecture, the students spoke actively and asked questions. Officer Mr. Luo patiently and carefully answered the questions.
A Symposium was organized on Collaborative Development of International Education at Southern Medical University on the occasion of 20th Anniversary of International School of Education of Southern Medical University on 29th November, 2019. The symposium was followed by a festival where there was a food court many cultural programmes were organized. The students of the International MBBS programme participated in the event.
On 23rd November 2019, International School of Education of Southern Medical University had organized Fun Game 2019 with the International Student Council for all International students in MBBS Program.
Students were divided into 4 houses representing Ambition, Dream, Belief and Confidence.
6 games that were organized were Tug of War, Balloon Pass, Balloon Burst, 3-Legged Race, Wheel Barrow and Sac Race.
On 18th November 2019, the “Charming Guangdong Living My Dreams-International Students Gala 2019” was held in Southern Medical University’s Auditorium hall, Sponsored by Guangdong Public Diplomacy Association, Guangdong People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Guangdong Education International Exchange Association, organized by Southern Medical University and Foreign Students Working Committee of Guangdong Higher Education Association.
Nearly a thousand foreign students from 56 countries took participation, they are from Southern Medical University, Jinan University, Sun yat-sen University, South China Normal University, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Shenzhen University and South China University of Technology.
“Slow Slow Tune, Salute Civilization” from Southern Medical University, “Rising Dragons and Dancing Lions: We Are the World” from Jinan University and “Silk Road to Blossom” from Sun yat-sen University have won the First Prize out of all the other performances.
On 30th October 2019, the opening ceremony for 2019 International Students was held in Southern Medical University.
SaraswatiOnline.Com and Southern Medical University have been cooperating with each other in education for foreign students in China for 14 years. Both sides have reached good cooperation consensus in promoting the enrollment of foreign students in China and improving the quality of international medical personnel training and achieved certain results.
Host by Madam Chen Jun, Dean of School of International Education, Southern Medical University.
Present members : President Li Mengfeng, Vice President Wen Mingang, Teaching Affairs Office, Student Affairs Office, International Affairs Office, The Graduate School, Leaders of School of International Education, Education and Teaching Committee for International Students in China, Foreign Teachers and Chinese Teachers.
President Li Mengfeng of Southern Medical University delivered a speech. He pointed out that in recent years, the university’s medical teaching and research work has shown great-leap-forward development. 2019 is the 70th anniversary of the founding of new China, and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of School of International Education in Southern Medical university, President Li Mengfeng encourage students to cherish the opportunity, hard work, brave to dream, and message of all the students, new to self-discipline, integrity hard learning, good at communication, bear of cooperation, mutual benefit of human health, to try to build the community of human destiny.
Representative of teacher Prof. Zeng Qingchun from First Clinical Medical School delivered a speech.
As the front-line teacher, Prof. Zeng encourages the freshmen to face up to various obstacles and challenges in cross-cultural adaptation and get involved in the basic study as soon as possible. For graduate students, he suggested that based on learning to use scientific research methods and skills, they should continue to explore deeply and actively seek answers to questions.
Representative of Senior Student Sourav Pal (Indian nationality) delivered a speech. He shared the experiences and growth as he is part of the student union.
Representative of freshmen from Postgraduate School Mohyeddin W. R. Ali (Palestinian nationality) delivered a speech. He expressed his sincere feelings towards China in fluent Chinese.
Representative of freshmen from MBBS program Camila Briceno (Colombian nationality) delivered a speech. She expressed her gratitude to the university and love for the medical profession in her speech.
At the meeting, Vice President Wen Mingang, Prof. Huang from Education and Teaching Committee for International Students in China, Prof. Jin, leader of the supervision group, presented certificates to the scholarship winners respectively.
President Li Mengfeng conferred the school badge for the freshmen, and all the freshmen, under the leadership of old students, solemnly swore that they would try their best to practice the school motto, become a qualified professional talent and become a well-known international student.
Finally, the opening ceremony of the class of 2019 ended with the freshmen singing “Love in the south” in chorus, and all the teachers and students took a group photo in front of the library.
Southern Medical University has released a notice regarding Summer vacation starting date, college reopening date, registration date details of the University. Read the full notice for further details.
|Vacation Starting Date||College Re-opening Date||Last Date for Reporting||Registration Date||First Day for Class|
|11th January 2020||15th February 2020||On or before 16th February 2020||15th & 16th February 2020||17th February 2020|
The Evolving Trends in Medical Education (ETME)-2019, the 4th International conference, held in LuZhou, co-hosted by Southwest Medical Univeristy, has been a successful in not just understanding but also implementing those discussed in ETME-2016, for medical education, International MBBS Program in China. The conference was attended by various Medical Universities in South Asia. The guest of honour was Ms. Ma Zhonghui, the Deputy Mayor of Luzhou city.
ETME-2019, like it’s predecessor emphasised on bridging the gap between International MBBS program and standard undergraduate medical program. As more and more foreign students are being enrolled for International MBBS program, the need for standardisation of curriculum has always been the main agenda of ETME. It’s has been an uphill task to meet the challenges faced and various issues related to standardisation, including managing students of different countries, were discussed in this edition of ETME.
The distinguished guest speakers from India & Nepal gave insight on Medical Education & Medical Licensing exams in their respective countries, thereby comparing with international MBBS program and identifying the areas that needs a significant attention in International MBBS program.
ETME – 2019 had many original articles presented in technical sessions and deservingly, a paper from each session was awarded with Best Paper award. The technical sessions included papers on Pedagogy; Content & Syllabus; Innovations in teaching & use of technology; Licensing examination: Teaching, Learning approaches & differences and Student Management. The paper presentations and discussions were overwhelming and the newer methods discussed can be put into practice.
The panel discussion on campus discipline and academic discipline was attended by Directors, Deans, Academicians & personnel from administration addressed some common issues faced by every university. It was intriguing and informative.
This edition of ETME, for the first time, had participation and paper presentation by alumni of Southwest Medical University, LuZhou; Dali Univeristy, Dali; Jinan University, Guangzhou & Southern Medical University, Guangzhou.
For guiding the foreign students from India & Nepal about the licensing exams in their respective countries, A Handbook on Indian Medical Licensing Examination – FMGE was released & the same was shared with all the universities participating in ETME-2019; and Dr. Ankur Shah, Executive Member of Nepal Medical Council addressed about Nepal Licensing Examination to all the universities participated in ETME-2019.
A high level delegation from Southern Medical University, Guangdong province, PR China visited India during 12th to 17th November, 2017. The delegates are Prof. Minsheng Chen, Chairman University Council; Prof. Zhirong Zeng, Director of President Office; Ms. Ning Zhang, Director of International Affairs Office; Prof. Jun Chen, Dean of School of International Education; Prof. Dong Wang, Dean of School of Health Services Management; Ms. Peixian Wu, Section Chief of School of International Education.
The delegation visited Kolkata on 12th & 13th November, 2017. SaraswatiOnline.Com hosted the six guests at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata as a part of the Sino-Indian Friendship Meet on 12th November, 2017. The meet was meant to strengthen the ties between both the organizations and establish a valuable cooperation in the days to come.
To begin the programme, Dr. Partha Sarathi Ganguli, Chief Mentor of SaraswatiOnline.Com delivered a welcome address, which was followed by a presentation which showed the journey of Saraswati Online.Com through the years from its very inception. The Chief mentor then talked about the association of Saraswati Online.com with Southern Medical University through the years.
It was followed by a speech from the Chairman of SMU, Prof. Min Sheng Chen who highlighted the journey of SMU as a premier institution in Medical Education. He also talked about the ties between both the organizations and that he hoped for more fruitful associations in the days to come.
Mr. Ma Zhanwu, The Consulate General from PR China followed and talked about how India and China can shake hands and lead the two countries in the path of development as the prospect of the countries together can be very useful. He also proposed for a reunion of the alumni students, for them to revisit China and relive their old days once again. The proposal of the reunion was largely appreciated and taken into consideration by the Chairman of SMU.
Dr. Aditi Kishore Sarkar, Additional DHS, talked about the health education and health scenarios of West Bengal. He put forward some important statistics to justify the points he put forward.
Mr. Chandan Roychowdhury, Secretary of the Calcutta Rowing Club, talked briefly about the importance of physical fitness and well-being. He shed some light on the difference between Sports medicine and general Medical practice and talked about the necessity to consider the importance of Sports Medicine practitioners in India.
Prof. Dr. Mita Banerjee, Vice Chancellor of WBUTEPA proposed for a student exchange programme with SMU and showed her interest towards the same through her speech.
She was followed by Dr. Simantini Ghosh, former student of SMU sent by SaraswatiOnline.Com, 2011 batch talked about how the days she spent in China were the best days in her life and what she has learnt in SMU has helped her manifolds in her career and life. She showed interest and excitement towards the reunion programme and said that she wanted to revisit her memories there.
Dr. Arup Kumar Chakraborty ended with a Vote of Thanks.
The programme was followed by exchange of gifts, group photo session and a sumptuous dinner.
On 6th May, 2017, The Southern Medical University arranged for a One Day Village Tour to White water Village in City of Guangzhou and Buddha Temple for the 2012 MBBS Batch Students – the graduating students to celebrate and commemorate their last month in the university. The students were ably accompanied by teachers from Students Affairs Department, of ISD and coordinator from SOLC.
This man-made waterfall, located near Guangzhou, China, is the tallest waterfall in all of Mainland China. At 428.5 meters, it is taller than the Empire State Building. 3,400 tons of water pour through this waterfall every day. The path to reach the top is 6.6 kilometres and contains 9,999 stairs. The waterfall also lies on the Tropic of Cancer. It looks green as there are many green trees in these village.
The temple of Lord Buddha is situated in the middle of the village. There is also a big pond near the temple. There are many bamboo tree, flower plants and herbs around the pond. This part of village presents a beautiful: it. The smell of flowers and fruits combined with how attractive colour arrests everybody’s attention. It was a road trip by Bus, accompanied by the travel guide.
The students came across various facts about the Chinese dynasties, legendary places, Chinese Tradition, religion and Chinese Cuisine. All in all, it was a wonderful day out with a proper blend of both educational learning as well as fun.