East Treats West
Wednesday, June 19 at 5 am on WFYI 1
China is often seen as a land in cultural conflict with itself, as millennia of ancient practices meet head-on with life in the 21st century. Nowhere is this more apparent than the multi-faceted area of medical practice. Today the Indiana University School of Medicine works closely with Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, exchanging knowledge, students, and teachers.
A deeper look shows that the exchange is much more complex: The Chinese medical system continues to integrate modern practices with the ancient ones that remain a hallmark of life there, all while attempting to manage healthcare for a population base stunning in its sheer scope.
The benefits of sharing technology and contemporary business practice might seem obvious, but what does the growing relationship between these two universities bring to Hoosiers? Learn how the knowledge integration between the ancient culture of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Indiana's largest healthcare system is bringing Hoosier patients more treatment options than ever before, and graduating doctors for the new world.