5th Emory Tibet Medical Science programme

The 5th Emory Tibet Medical Science ETMS programme was held at Men-Tsee-Khang College from 10-14 July, 2017. ETMS is a collaborative and exchange programme of the Emory University School of Medicine and Men-Tsee-Khang College.

The topic chosen for this year is "Pregnancy, Fetal Development and Child Birth". The speakers were Dr. Mary Segars Dolan (Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Director of Emory Midlife and Menopausal Medicine Clinic) and Dr. Nancy N. Fajman (Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and Co-Director of the Human Development module) from Emory University School of Medicine.

The programme began with an opening Ceremony in the morning of 10 July, where our honorable Director Mr. Tashi Tsering Phuri graced the function and addressed the gathering. Over one hundred students of Tibetan Medicine and Astro-Science engaged actively in this five day programme. All the sessions were translated into Tibetan by the interpreters from the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.

Besides teachings, the two professors had a clinical session with our Chief Doctor at Gangkyi Branch Clinic and a guided tour to Museum, Pharmacy and Quality Assurance Laboratory as well as to the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.

On the afternoon of 14 July, representatives from each class gave their feedback on the programme followed by some delightful dance and song performances. On the whole, the programme was a great success.

Men-Tsee-Khang would like to take this opportunity to thank the Emory leadership, coordinators and faculty members for the continued support and collaboration.