Hôpital Montfort signs an agreement with Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai
The teaching hospital to receive Chinese medical residents
Ottawa, Tuesday, December 15, 2015 – Two years after obtaining its status as a teaching hospital, Hôpital Montfort has just signed its first international agreement. Starting next year, Montfort will receive 4th and 5th year medical students from the Ruijin Hospital, affiliated with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, in China.
For over 20 years, the Ruijin College of Clinical Medicine has been offering a program in clinical medicine in French. It has now become a cooperative project jointly sponsored by the Chinese and French governments. Close to half of the students in this program have an opportunity to do their postdoc clinical training in France. Moreover, the college accepts foreign students from France and Canada. The college is now expanding its collaboration with medical teaching institutions in Canada.
The agreement was signed today in the presence of representatives of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, to which Montfort has been affiliated since 1992. In addition to receiving medical students for internships through this agreement, physicians from both hospitals will be able to participate in exchanges in order to pursue their professional development.
Hôpital Montfort is a Francophone university health institution offering quality care in both official languages. With its partners, it contributes to improving the health of communities. Hôpital Montfort is designated a Group A teaching hospital; it was accredited with honourable mention by Accreditation Canada and was selected by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization.
Ruijin Clinical Medicine College is based at the Ruijin Hospital, affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. It has a long history reflected by its motto of “building with emphasis on quality, consolidated by relying on new talents and flourishing through science and education.” The college offers students training in clinical medicine, laboratory sciences and advanced nursing programs.
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Dr. Jacques Bradwejn, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of University of Ottawa, along with Dr. Baiyong SHEN, Vice-President and Director of Institute of Digestive Surgery (General Surgery) of the Ruijin Hospital, Dr. Bernard Leduc, President and CEO of Hôpital Montfort and Dr. André Bilodeau, CEO of Institut du Savoir Montfort, during the signing of an agreement between Hôpital Montfort and Ruijin Hospital.
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