Chinese medicine students come out on top in Pan-Pearl River Delta region clinical competence contest
16 Dec 2015
A team of three Year 5 students from the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) majoring in Chinese Medicine and Biomedical Science, Shang Wenbin, Fung Ka-chun and Wong Yiu-lok, won the title of Champion Group (Hong Kong-Macau category) for their brilliant performance in the Third Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Chinese Medicine University Students Clinical Competence Contest organised by the Chinese Medicine Teaching Steering Committee of the Higher Education under the State Ministry of Education from 11-12 December. Team member Shang Wenbin also captured the third prize in the acupuncture session.
This year’s competition held in Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) attracted 14 tertiary institutions from the Chinese mainland, Macau and Hong Kong, such as Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Macau University of Science and Technology, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Each team that entered the contest had three participants. Each participant was required to complete the first round based on Chinese medicine fundamental and clinical theory then compete in two to three rounds with contestants of other teams. The contest covered areas ranging from TCM classics, knowledge and skills of Chinese materia medica, Chinese medicine formulas, diagnostics of Chinese medicine (tongue and pulse examination techniques), communication skills in clinical consultation, acupuncture, tui na manipulation to Chinese medicine for treatment of dermatological diseases, and included a role-play exercise based on an emergency case.