Overseas Clinical Experience
Interns who practice at the Wongu Health Center have the unique opportunity to travel and study abroad. Oriental Medicine originated in Asian countries and there is no better place to learn than where it first began! Wongu University, in partnership with Wongu Student Association, have been taking students on annual trips to East Asia where they can observe and practice the culture and what they have learned in class. Each trip is important to deepen their understanding of Oriental Medicine and offers credit for clinical training.
After a long hiatus due to COVID-19, clinic externship returned with a week long visit to Koh Chreng, Cambodia from November 16 – 24. The Wongu party met up with a Japanese medical missionary group and complemented their Western medicine treatments with Traditional Chinese Medicine for the local population. You can view a video overview of the trip on Wongu’s Youtube channel: tinyurl.com/Wongu-Cambodia-trip. Special acknowledgement to KPC herbs for donating granule formulas, to Sun Ten and Ocean Providence for their generous monetary donations to make this trip possible, and to Wongu Student Associations for donating the Ja Woon Go balms!
Clinical training abroad in Thailand was a 2-week internship at Mae Fah Luang University in the Chiang Rai Province, which graciously hosted Wongu University students and faculty. Ranked as the 6th Green University in Thailand, Mae Fah Luang is located in a beautiful hilly area conducive to learning and is well known for its high-quality teaching, research and service to their community. The interns broadened their education with visits to cultural and historical sites in different cities, herb gardens, tea plantations, temples and an elephant sanctuary.
The China internship abroad was conducted from September 14 – 28, 2018 at the LongHua Hospital of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine located in Shanghai, China. LongHua Hospital is one of the earliest traditional Chinese medicine clinical centers in China and is widely recognized for its expertise in TCM.
Wongu is working in partnership with HJ Magnolia International Medical Center. HJ Magnolia International Medical Center is a “global medical institute that provides care and relaxation through holistic medicine,” and currently, are running fifteen departments, including internal medicine, general surgery, family medicine, rehabilitation medicine, psychiatry, obstetrics & gynecology, anesthesiology, radiology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, neurology, emergency medicine, dentistry, and two departments of Traditional Korean medicine.
More information here: http://eng.hjmmc.or.kr/