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Pacific Dugoni Welcomes Wenzhou Medical University Visitors

School representatives signed a memorandum of understanding about curricular collaborations.

February  27, 2014

Pacific Dugoni welcomed colleagues from Wenzhou Medical University (WMU) for a visit on February 24-26 as part of increased international involvement with schools in China. This visit strengthened the bonds between Pacific Dugoni and WMU and allowed administrators and faculty to share perspectives on best practices in dental education, research techniques and clinical procedures.

Visitors included Jia Qu, WMU president; Jianfeng Ma, dean of the WMU School of Stomatology; Jianjun Wang, general director of Students and Academic Services Office; and Jingyuan Yang, prosthodontics lecturer at WMU School of Stomatology.

The WMU visitors met with Dean Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr., school professors and Pacific Dugoni Foundation board members to tour the campus, observe students in the clinics and discuss issues in dental education. The group also had an opportunity to tour Pacific Dugoni's new facility in San Francisco that will open in July 2014.

WMC Signing

During the visit, school representatives also signed a memorandum of understanding about curricular collaborations between Pacific Dugoni and Wenzhou Medical University.

"We were excited to have a chance to share our plans for the school's future with our visitors and discuss specific ways we can collaborate with our international colleagues in China," said Dean Ferrillo. "By opening our minds to a diverse pool of ideas and international collaborations, we challenge ourselves to try new ways to provide the best experience possible to our students, patients and community."   

In addition to its relationship with Chinese dental schools, the Dugoni School of Dentistry continues to cultivate relationships with a growing network of international partners. Pacific Dugoni's Global Initiative in Dental Education (GIDE) was designed to elevate global health care and dental education standards.

Category Type: Community Outreach, General

Contact:  Office of Public Relations, 415.929.6434, pr@pacific.edu