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Creighton Faculty, Students to Explore Relationship with China Hospital

Creighton Faculty, Students to Explore Relationship with China Hospital

An intraprofessional group of about 20 students and faculty, representing Creighton University’s occupational therapy, physical therapy and nursing programs, will travel to China, Oct. 17-27, to share health care knowledge and practices with a hospital there.

The group will visit the No. 3 Hospital of Hebei Medical University in Shi Jia Zhuang, located south of Bejing. The goal is to establish an ongoing relationship/exchange with the hospital that involves teaching, research and clinical care. “We want to continue and further future collaborations that benefit Hebei Medical University and Hospitals as well as Creighton University. The exchange will also help expand the cultural competencies of Creighton’s students and faculty,” said trip director Keli Mu, vice chair of occupational therapy for the Creighton School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

Mu, originally from China, has been involved in several exchanges involving Creighton and Chinese health care providers over the past three years. As a result of his efforts, Creighton faculty visited several medical universities and hospitals in China last year. The rehabilitation director for No. 3 Hospital of Hebei is spending the 2008-09 academic year at Creighton to train in occupational therapy and physical therapy.