On 8-11 October 2018, Executive Vice President and the Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Sharon Anderson and the delegates from Oregon Health & Science University visited Mae Fah Luang University to discuss academic collaboration with the School of Medicine and the School of Dentistry.
Having a mutual commitment to enhance the quality of health care for the general public, Mae Fah Luang University and Oregon Health & Science University discussed research projects, community medicine, faculty development, academic conferences, and exchange of staff, students and educational resources between the two universities.
Both universities agreed that the exchange of staff and students would be a valuable opportunity for staff and students to expand their horizons while learning about a new culture and understanding cultural diversity. Moreover, the establishment of collaborative education between OHSU and MFU will effectively develop inter-professionalism and build a strong foundation for medical teaching and research. The standardised curriculum and suitable learning environment, will result in an improved quality of medical and dental graduates as well as better patient care.
All in all, this visit shows a full and active effort by both MFU and OHSU in working more closely towards the advancement of health-care related professionals and improving the well-being of people in the region and beyond.