Graduation Ceremony of Foreign Medical Students
At 9:00 a.m. on June 15, 2015, the 2015 graduation ceremony for foreign medical students majored in MBBS of West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University, was grandly held in the multi-functional hall of the clinical teaching building.
The ceremony was chaired by Professor Wan Xuehong, Vice President of West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University. Professor Yan Shijing, Vice President of Sichuan University, Director Gao Jian of foreign student Office and relevant student management personnel, President Li Weimin and responsible persons of relevant departments of West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University, attended the ceremony. More than 100 parents, relatives and junior foreign students attended the ceremony to witness the growth and share the happiness.
Vice President Yan Shijing firstly gave a speech and expressed congratulations to 27 foreign students who have obtained degrees after overcoming difficulties during six years. He hoped that the graduates could keep in mind the social responsibility of medical profession, and serve the patients, country, society and mankind modestly all their lives. President Li Weimin mentioned in his speech that medical profession requires for lifelong learning, and graduation from colleges only lays a foundation for the career in terms of knowledge, clinical skills and professional spirit; and graduation is not the end but the beginning of the career as a doctor. Associate Professor Wan Zhi, Deputy Director of Emergency Department of West China Hospital, SCU, on behalf of the faculty, hoped that the graduates would seek for career development based on West China School of Medicine, SCU, and bring back the spirit and tradition of West China School of Medicine to their mother countries. Graduate student representative Daniel RobbinGurung recalled the six-year growth process of these foreign students, expressed his most heartfelt thanks to the faculty of West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University, adding that the graduate foreign students would remember the education and cultivation of West China School of Medicine, SCU.
According to the introduction, the study period of foreign students majoring in MBBS was changed from five years to six years since 2008 as per the requirements of the Ministry of Education. These 27 foreign students from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Canada and Norway came to West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University in 2009 after overcoming various difficulties since Wenchuan Earthquake (2008 Sichuan Earthquake), and successfully completed their studies.