As one of the international collaboration projects under the umbrella of The Global Alliance of Medical Excellence (GAME), TEI (Transnational Educational Initiative) aims at educational exchanges and medical education research including undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. Every year, the TEI group conducts a TEI student summer camp as a student educational exchange programme. The overall goals of the TEI student summer camp are to help you:
- Broaden your perspectives and increase understanding of different cultures;
- Gain valuable experience for future roles in patient care and research;
- Create a network of motivated medical students and teachers
Hosted by Korea University College of Medicine, the 5th Transnational Educational Initiative was successfully held between 10 and 14 July 2023 with the participation of 27 interprofessional healthcare students from seven institutions of GAME. This year, the theme of the conference programme was “Inter-professional Education for Planetary Health”. The programme commenced with an online pre-conference meeting for an “ice-breaking” session, along with the introduction of an international group task to ensure students can have thorough preparation prior to the onsite meeting.
During the programme in Korea, experts from different parts of the world shared insights on achieving sustainable healthcare. The programme focused on eco-health literacy, explaining the interaction of the environment and human health at various level. It aimed to propose and assess the feasibility of simple local solutions to improve sustainability in healthcare system. Lectures were delivered on protecting and promoting health by understanding the interdependence of health and ecosystems. Meanwhile, students were actively engaged in intensive group work and presentations.
This year, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) Faculty of Medicine hosted the fourth GAME Transnational Educational Initiative (TEI) Summer School from July 25 – 29. Topic of the one-week face-to-face event was Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Simulation in Medicine. A total of 23 students from the fields of medicine, pharmacy and nursing as well as TEI stakeholders from the GAME partner universities Monash, Nagoya, Korea, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Bologna (UNIBO) and LMU took part.
The focus was on the joint determination of needs for international interprofessional training in the healthcare sector. As interprofessional interactions involve coping with possible misunderstandings and conflicts, UNIBO and LMU jointly organised an online pre-workshop about “The affective dimension of interprofessional interactions” on June 27, which served as a preparational “ice-breaking” session for the main programme end of July.
In Munich, the programme started with lectures and practical examples of existing IPE formats at LMU including a visit at the palliative care ward at the LMU Klinikum, which is a striking example of intensive interprofessional health care. The participating partner universities also presented their respective medical curricula and existing IPE formats during a poster walk on the second day. Based on this, the need for further IPE content in the respective partner countries as well as initial ideas for a joint international IPE module have been developed within the framework of a two-day workshop outside of Munich on the third and fourth day of the week. A final visit to the interdisciplinary environmental research station "Schneeferner Haus" on mount Zugspitze rounded off the one-week program not only with a trip to the Alps, but also with a successful practical example of interdisciplinary (research) cooperation.
The results of the summer school will be presented at the next GAME annual conference in Nagoya at the beginning of November and will be further discussed and implemented as part of the TEI project. A first publication of the results obtained is working in progress.
On 26-29 July 2021, hosted by Monash University, the 3rd Transnational Educational Initiative has been successfully held with the participation of students from 8 GAME member universities. The theme of the conference programme was “Do you have what it takes to save humanity?” Many world leading speakers were invited to share their insights regarding the factors contributing to a successful pandemic response and the resource inequity that impact on pandemic response and outcomes globally. Students were divided into groups to work on a final presentation and the winning group will present their work in November’s GAME meeting.
Hosted by the , the second Transnational Educational Initiative (TEI) Summer School was successfully held on 20 – 22 July 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this year’s TEI programme was changed to an online format and the theme was “Artificial intelligence in Medicine and Medical Education: Hype or Hope?”. A total of from member universities attended a series of online lectures to study the principles, ethics and policy considerations of AI in medicine. They interacted to discuss the current, future uses of artificial intelligence in medicine, from diagnosis and imaging to designing new treatments and diseases monitoring.
16 students from member universities of GAME (including 2 CUHK students) joined the first Transnational Educational Initiative (TEI) summer camp hosted by Nagoya University in the summer of 2019. The theme of this summer camp was “Medical Professionalism in Disaster Conditions”. Through the sharing of experienced physicians who worked in the field during past disaster, our students learned about disaster cycle which consists of providing medically related disaster preparations, planning, response and recovery leadership. They also reflected on critical issues of medical professionalism in disaster conditions and further recognised their missions as physicians.
The online clinical case discussion was a part of the TEI project and this program was initiated by Nagoya University in 2020. The purpose of this program is to give medical students from GAME partner universities the opportunities to meet and exchange experiences through virtual platform. During the discussion, students shared the management protocols in their own countries or cities in dealing with different clinical cases.
The Online Clinical Case Discussion 2023 will be held by Nagoya University. The programme will be held virtually on the topic “To discuss clinical cases & your unique healthcare systems”
The online clinical case discussion 2022 has been successfully held between May to July with consisted of 7 discussion sessions via zoom. The theme of this year as "Let’s learn about gender equity in the medical field in different countries and discuss a variety of clinical cases presented by each university" Students act as presenters with mentoring from academical staff from different countries.
The online clinical case discussion 2021 has been successfully held in May and June. A total of 23 students from University of Bologna, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Korea University, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Monash University and Nagoya University shared inspiring clinical cases in the field of surgery, internal medicine and paediatrics. During the 6 sessions’ programme, students also presented the health care system and insurance service of their countries and cities.
As part of the TEI project, an online clinical case discussion series of events was initiated by Nagoya University in November and December 2020 (held on 3 & 17 November 2020 and 1 & 15 December 2020). Apart from Nagoya University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Korea University also participated in the organisation of the programme which offered to students from GAME partner universities in Korea, Nagoya, Hong Kong and Germany. This programme has given students a chance to meet and exchange experiences through virtual platform. During the discussion, students shared the management protocols in their own countries or cities in dealing with different clinical cases.