Collaboration with XINJIANG MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, CHINA
Frontier Medical & Dental College has developed collaboration with a very important medical institution of China “Xinjiang Medical University”. Xinjiang Medical University is situated in Urumqi the capital of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China. This area of China borders Pakistan and is connected by a direct good metal road with Abbotabad. There is a direct air link from Islamabad to Urumqi and Kashghar the nearest border town of China to Pakistan.
Xinjiang Medical University is the largest institution of learning in this area. It is spread over an area of about 100 acres. The constructed area of the University is over 3 million (30 lakh) sq feet. In 2010 University had 13100 students, 5405 teachers including 1163 professors and assistant professor and 4290 other staff. There are 4951 students doing postgraduation, 61 of them doing Ph.D.
The University has its own 8 medical and allied colleges; The Medical College, the Public Health College, the Traditional Medicine College, Basic Medical Sciences College, the Pharmacy College, The Nurses Training College, Continuing Education College and the Vocational College. There are six teaching hospitals with 5010 beds. The Dept. of Traditional Medicine has five affiliated Traditional Chinese Medical Hospitals. There are also six regional level research institutes and twenty other research institutes at the district level.
In addition all medical institutions in the region (area about 700,000 sq km almost equal to Pakistan) are affiliated to this University. In all Xinjiang Medical University has 40 clinical teaching bases throughout the region. During the last 50 years the University has trained over 30,000 doctors and health care personnel.
In the last 50 years, the university has been in close step with advancing scientific developments throughout the world. It is in collaboration with many international universities like the Harvard, Cambridge and Heidelberg. The consistent focus of the university has been the close relationship between the teaching of medicine and practice of medicine. The highest goal of the university is to raise the health and reduce the suffering of patients, and to raise the teaching quality and the level of medical practice.
Facing the challenges of the 21 century, the medical university is continually involved in achieving high levels of education according to the health rules set out by the government. The university’s major focus is the training of medical staff, but is also involved in developing research and cultivating various practical medical experts and developing national and international exchanges. The Xinjiang Medical University continues to bring its medical standards to the highest level to benefit the people of Xinjiang and improve the health of all human beings.
In collaboration, our two institutions, Frontier Medical College and Xinjiang Medical University exchange the medical teachers, medical students, cooperate in Research and the most important part is that Xinjiang Medical University will establish a “Chinese Traditional Medical Centre” at Frontier Medical & Dental College, which will not only train the Pakistani doctors in chines traditional Medicine it will also provide the latest Chinese Traditional & Herbal Medicine to the people of Pakistan. This will be the first centre of its kind in Pakistan.
UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
The University of Calgary was founded as the Calgary Normal School in 1906, it became a branch of the University of Alberta in 1945, then the autonomous University of Calgary in 1966. Since then it became a comprehensive research-based university with sixteen faculties. It has 2410 members of faculty, over twenty thousand students pursuing degrees including 1900 international students from 90 countries. The university has graduated over 120,000 during the last 40 years including the current Prime Minister of Canada.
The University of Calgary is a place of education and scholarly inquiry. Its mission is to seek truth and disseminate knowledge. The aim is to pursue this mission with integrity for the benefit of the people of Alberta, Canada and the world. Through interdisciplinary teaching, research and service and leadership on – and off- campus, it builds bridges between diverse disciplines, communities and cultures thereby transforming ideas into actions.
As a university it is dedicated to the practice of scholarship which includes both teaching and research. Through research the university makes a direct contribution to society and through teaching it prepares students to make their contribution. Students are bearers of knowledge for future generations and partners in discovery with their teachers.
The University of Calgary’s high-quality undergraduate education is characterized by the synthesis of research, teaching and learning. It enhances students experience by enabling them to take an inquiry-based approach. This leads to greater critical thinking skills, increased exposure to research methods, greater access to leading edge scholars, and it creates a more engaging, motivating learning environment for students.
The Faculty of Medicine
The faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary was established in 1967. It has an innovative, patient-based, cross-disciplinary, research-intensive program that has earned a national and international reputation for excellence. Through its educational programs it is training the physicians and scientists who will lead the next generation of health practitioners. Through clinical work, continuing medical education programs and close relationship with the Calgary health department it moves new treatments and diagnostic techniques from the laboratory bench to the hospital bedside efficiently and effectively, improving patient care. Finally, breakthroughs in medical research and treatment made here are used around the world. Brain tumour research, fundamental discoveries in cancer and juvenile diabetes treatment, leading edge research and treatments for joint injury and arthritis – these scientific achievements are of benefit not just to Canada, but to the world over.
The Faculty of Medicine has long played a role in international health programs and has successfully developed over 20 international collaborations including that with Frontier Medical College, Abbottabad, Pakistan.