OXCEP St Edmund Hall

Academic Medicine at St Edmund Hall 2018

16 July 2018


For the third year running, St Edmund Hall has welcomed the delegates who attended the Academic Medicine Course of the Oxford Chinese Economy Programme (OXCEP). OXCEP is a task force specifically established for St Edmund Hall and solely based at the College, in order to spearhead and implement projects including the related forums and workshops, distinguished speaker lectures, short courses, and the Visiting Fellow and Visiting Student programmes.

Its previous academic courses have focused on economics and public policy, and have successfully trained a total of 227 highly-qualified university academics and professionals from both China and the USA over the past four years.

The two-week academic medicine course started in 2016, and expand in its third year to accommodate a group of 39 senior clinicians and medical researchers, including 36 from West China Medical School and Hospitals of Sichuan University and 3 from Xiangya Medical School and Hospitals of Central South University. It comprised 26 lecture sessions, 5 academic visits and 2 laboratory observations, as well as various cultural and social activities. So far a total of 118 Chinese medical faculty members have been trained in the Course.

On Monday 2 July, Professor Keith Gull, Principal of St Edmund Hall, welcomed the group to the College with a formal dinner. Over the following two weeks, participants attended a series of academic presentations at many of the teaching hospitals around Oxford, including the Churchill Hospital, the John Radcliffe Hospital and the Warneford Hospital. The talks, on topics from "The Future of Genetics in Women's and Reproductive Health" to "Tonsils, Trials and Trouble Understanding", were given by senior Oxford academics. Delegates were able to combine theory with practice by taking part in several laboratory observations at the John Radcliffe Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.


Alongside the academic activities, delegates enjoyed excursions to Bicester Village and London, and also had some free time to explore Oxford independently. The Course concluded at the weekend with a farewell dinner, before the group travelled to Heathrow for their flight home.

At the conclusion of the Course this year, OXCEP proudly recognised the success of its first Graduate Scholar, Ilona Mostipan, in her DPhil viva at the Oxford Sa?d Business School. Dr Frank Hwang, Chairman of OXCEP, was also pleased to announce an OXCEP Graduate Scholarship for DPhil study in Clinical Medicine at the Hall.