HKU-SZH Medical Camp Opens to GBA Students

Source : 本网 Publish time :2023-08-01

A total of 50 high school students embarked on a journey of medical exploration as a medical camp organized by The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital (HKU-SZH) and the HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine opened on July 31st.

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The launch ceremony of Greater Bay Area Medical Experience Camp 2023. (Photo by HKU-SZH)

The students admitted to the camp are mainly from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), with some from foreign countries.

Featuring a rich range of activities, the medical camp allows students to visit the Hospital's emergency and outpatient departments, operating rooms and various facilities. They can observe the use of medical equipment, communicate face to face with medical staff and patients, and visit HKU as well.

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Students learn how to put on and take off protective clothing and gloves. (Photo by HKU-SZH)

The medical camp is held in two phases, recruiting excellent domestic and foreign high school students aged 16 and above. Each phase lasts for five days, with students joining Monday and leaving Friday. The first phase started on July 31st and will run until August 4, while the second phase will be from August 7 to 11.

Mr. Li Chuang, Deputy Director of the Shenzhen Municipal Health Commission, said that he hopes young people from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao can work together to explore the medical world and contribute their intelligence to the Healthy China Initiative.

“The HKSAR Government has been actively promoting medical exchanges and cooperation between the mainland and Hong Kong at different levels. The GBA medical camp is precisely a good example,” Prof. Lo Chung-mau, Secretary for Health of HKSAR Government, said in an interview.

Prof. Lo, former Hospital Chief Executive of HKU-SZH, added that the medical camp allows high school students to communicate with each other, get first-hand knowledge of the cooperation between medical staff in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, and understand the country's medical development.

“I'm looking forward to learning some medical and first-aid knowledge at the camp, and communicating with students from different educational backgrounds,” Hong Kong student Wang Ziqi, who will study biomedical science at the King's College London this September, said.

HKU-SZH organized the first edition of the medical camp in the summer of 2019, which attracted 90 high school students from home and abroad, according to the Hospital.

On the same day, the Hospital also held an event for the inauguration of its Clinical Skills Training and Conference Center in gratitude for the generous donation from Hong Kong philanthropist Lawrence Chan and his wife.

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The unveiling ceremony of Clinical Skills Training and Conference Center. (Photo by HKU-SZH)

In 2019, Mr. Chan, on behalf of his late mother Mrs. Chan Wong Chi Lan, donated HK$16 million (US$2 million) to HKU-SZH in support of the Hospital's teaching and training work.

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Prof. Kenneth M.C. Cheung, HCE of HKU-SZH, and Mr. Xu Xiaoping, Secretary of Party Committee, presents a plaque of appreciation to Lawrence Chan and his wife Mrs. Lilian Chan. (Photo by HKU-SZH)

Written by Zhang Yu

Edited by HKU-SZH

Source: Shenzhen Daily