From April 2nd to 6th, a delegation of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) led by Majd Zayzafoon, Assistant Dean for International Education and Researcher Hongjun Wei in International Medical Education visited Wenzhou Medical University (WMU) and held talks with heads of International Affairs Office, Office of Teaching Affairs and School of Nursing at WMU.
At the meeting, Zhu Xuebo, Director of International Affairs Office,extended a warm welcome to the delegation and briefed the basic situation and development of WMU. She expressed her appreciation for the good academic reputation of UAB, and hopes to further consolidate partnership between the two universities and expand the teaching and research cooperation in medicine, nursing, and other disciplines. She also invited UAB students majoring in medicine and nursing to come to WMU for clinical internship.
Majd Zayzafoon introduced the basic situation of UAB and the current status of its international education projects. He highly appraised the quality of student development and their performance in summer programs, he expressed his willingness to further deepen cooperative relations in the joint training of master and doctoral degree students, clinical internships, long-term and short-term student exchange programs.
During the stay, Majd Zayzafoon and Hongjun Wei also visited the School of Nursing and the First Affiliated Hospital of WMU and exchanged views on collabration with the hosts.
Founded in 1969, UAB is a national leader in medical, research and physician training in the United States. According to the U.S.News & World Report 2018 rankings of colleges and universities, its clinical medicine discipline ranks 31st in the United States while its nursing discipline ranks 13th in the United States. Last year, 21 medical students of WMU were sent to participate in a summer program at UAB, which was highly successful.