|First OSJSM Ottawa Summer Program - Finale|
This is the last week of our study in Ottawa, and we have experienced a lot of activities. We are glad to get closer to the medical systems in Canada.
The tour to the anatomy lab
In anatomy courses, we were separated in to small groups just as CBLs and e- Portfolios to maintain the order inside the lab and the quality of teaching. Dr. Jalali welcomed us at the front warmly, and he introduced us to how the lab worked and do's and the don'ts. He also put special emphasis on student's professionalism while using the lab.
Then we were led to a cadaver. The teacher introduced us to the
main parts of cardiovascular system, and encouraged us to feel the
cadaver freely in order to remember them in an easier way. As it
was the first time for us to see and touch the cadaver, we were all
so excited that we couldn't help but to keep asking questions. The
visit was unforgettable for all of us, and it made a successful
kick-start for the anatomy lessons forward.
The talented indigenous people gave us a wonderful performance after the lunch, including drumming, singing, indigenous dancing and a brief introduction to traditional healing. Loop dance was what amazed me most: the dancer danced around while using many loops to mimic different animals. The performance really gave us a hint of the attractiveness of the indigenous culture of Canada and the wisdom of the indigenous people who have lived for thousands of years in this continent.
At the end of the celebration, we students, hand in hand, forming a loop to dance together and experienced the life that the indigenous people have lived and the special joy which could not be compared elsewhere.
In the CBL class of the last week, my partner and I introduced Traditional Chinese Medicine to our Canadian classmates, explaining how western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine are combined with each other, pursuing mutual development in China. All my classmates were amazed at the Traditional Medicine in China and medical system as well.
This summer school is a treasured experience for all the students who came here. Personally, from this trip, I appreciate the fact that no matter where people are from around the world, there are always some people willing to give their great efforts and precious youth to the cause of medicine for their unknown patients in the future, and for the bright future of medicine as well. In the journey of medicine learning, despite the toughness, we are not alone.
Translator: MA Jingyu, XU Luwen, ZHENG Yihang, HU Wenyi,