Members from the Department of Orthopaedics at the Jiangmen Wuyi Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are now visiting the the University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany as fellows.
Passion is ignited on the banks of the Tian Sha River, and the East meets the West to build new achievements. In recent years, Jiangmen Wuyi Hospital of TCM has built up a number of specialties with high regional influence and strong treatment capacity in response to the new challenge of "making Chinese Medicine the top priority and Western Medicine the backbone", with "high standards and strict requirements" as our construction framework and with " innovation and new techniques & brand building" as our development goal.
Among them, the Department of Orthopaedics of the hospital has been credited with the "Award of Excellent Team Creation" by the National Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the National Health Care Commission for the creation of a robotics application center, the key specialty of Chinese medicine in Guangdong Province in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan, the key specialty of Chinese Medicine in Guangdong Province of the first group of clinical specialties in Jiangmen City, and so on. At present, the department is endeavoring to build itself into a regional first-class Sports Medicine center.
Recently, Jiangmen Wuyi Hospital of TCM sent Dr. Ding Zhijun and Dr. Zhong Cheng, both of whom are Attending CM Physicians in the Department of Orthopaedics, to University Medical Center Göttingen in Germany for academic visit for six months. The University of Göttingen has been listed in the German universities of Excellence and is a member of the U15, the University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study and the Coimbra Group, and has witnessed a record of more than 40 Nobel Prize laureates since its establishment.
▲Overview of the University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
Upon their arrival, Dr. Ding Zhijun and Dr. Zhong Cheng were welcomed by Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Lehmann, Head of Clinic for Trauma Surgery, Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery, University Medical Center Goettingen, who made detailed plans for their six-month academic visits.
▲Prof. Lehmann, Head of Clinic for Trauma Surgery, Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery, University Medical Center Goettingen, meets with the two visiting fellows
According to Dr. Ding and Dr. Zhong, German doctors' seriousness and preciseness towards work deeply influence them. Coming to clinical treatment, each doctor could put forward different viewpoints and opinions, and then draw up detailed surgical plans before surgeries. At 9 o' clock everyday, the first surgery gets started. During surgical observation, the professors would introduce the procedures and points of the surgery in English to Dr. Ding and Dr. Zhong, and answer their questions with patience.
▲Two fellow doctors discussed surgical plans with other specialists.
Thanks to the extensive surgical practice and solid clinical knowledge, both doctors were invited to participate in various difficult surgeries. It is an exception for the fellow doctor who has studied for only one week there. Therefore, both doctors further learned about various surgical techniques for cervical spine, thoracic spine and lumbar spine and techniques of surgical robot, navigation, etc. They successfully assisted in the completion of multiple operations with great surgical outcome.
▲Dr. Ding and Dr. Zhong (both the first from the left) participated in several surgeries at University Medical Center Göttingen
In recent years, in addition to sending talents for overseas training, the hospital also has invited internationally renowned specialists to jointly hold academic meetings, including Prof. Mayer, Former President of EUROSPINE, Head of Spine Center at Schön Klinik München Harlaching, Prof. Bähr, Director of the Department of Neurology at University Medical Center Göttingen and Member of the German Academy of Science Leopoldina, and Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Müller Head of Intensive Care, Department of Internal Medicine II University Hospital Regensburg, Germany.
In the future, the hospital will take more measures and build international platforms to promote academic exchanges and send more talents for overseas training. Through the integrated approach to "bringing in" and "going out" , the hospital will cultivate a groups of leading medical talents and young rising stars, to lay the solid foundation for the development of Wuyi Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine for a brighter future.
▲Fellow doctors' life at University Medical Center Göttingen