OXCEP St Edmund Hall

Academic Medicine at St Edmund Hall 2017

21 July 2017

38 medical academics and clinicians from China recently travelled to St Edmund Hall for the second Oxford Chinese Economy Programme (OXCEP) Academic Medicine Course. The guests arrived at the College on Sunday 2 June for the two-week course and were welcomed by St Edmund Hall Principal Keith Gull and Senior Tutor Professor Robert Wilkins at a formal dinner in the Wolfson Hall.

The programme, which was rated as excellent by the participants, consisted of daily academic presentations on cutting-edge medical sciences research at Oxford, and on topics as diverse as the economics of health care in the United Kingdom and the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of Parkinson's disease. The guests were also treated to academic visits to some of the University's key medical sciences institutes, including the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. In addition, the clinicians had the opportunity to explore Oxford's cultural attractions, going on tours of the Pitt Rivers, the Museum of Natural History and the Ashmolean Museum, and they also visited Cambridge and London, before flying home on 15 July.


The two-week conference was organised by OXCEP, a body that was created in 2013 under the direction of Dr Frank Hwang, to promote the study of the Chinese economy at the Hall. 2017 has been the second year that OXCEP has run an academic course on medicine, in addition to its economics and public policy programmes.