By Peace Post Staff/ Images: Dr. Billy Chan and Christopher Cottrell
Professor Michael Lavelle-Jones, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, trained over 45 junior frontline Macau healthcare providers yesterday.
Conducted at the Center for Professional Medical Excellence at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), the skills workshops incorporated the latest thinking of surgical pedagogy in order to raise standards of medical education in Macau.
Last year, Professor Lavelle-Jones officiated the first surgical skills training center in China at the Faculty of Health Sciences at MUST.
Professor Lavelle-Jones, who is also a Consultant General Surgeon at Ninewells Hospital Dundee in the United Kingdom, was bestowed the Dr. Henry Fok Medal at special symposium on September 20, 2017 at The Macau Military Club. There, he further enlightened Macau’s medical community with an illuminating talk on the history and current pathways of medical education.
On Thursday morning, he attended a high level meeting with the Vice Rector of MUST, Prof. K.L. Tong. Together with Professor Manson Fok, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Billy Chan, Director of the Center for Professional Medical Excellence, and Professor Niv. Patil, a consulting professor at MUST’s Faculty of Health Sciences, they outlined deeper collaborations between the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, MUST, and Macau.