CU-MEDi Visits Chersery Home

CU-MEDi Visits Chersery Home

CU-MEDi students and faculty recently visited Chersery Home (Geriatric Hospital and Rehabilitation Center) on August 22, 2023, where they were warmly greeted by CEO Dr. Kengpong Tangarunsanti and his team.

Our second-year students are currently studying about older persons and ageing in the Elderly Health module. Other than learning the biological aspect, we aim to enhance their understanding and broaden their perspectives on how older persons with disabilities or chronic medical conditions are taken care of outside the hospital. In this regard, our team contacted Dr. Kengpong, who kindly agreed to this visit and also gave a talk about how Chersery Home operates as an alternative support for older persons. We also had a tour around Chersery Home and The Senizens (Stroke Rehabilitation Center) to see all the specialized facilities and the passionate multidisciplinary team who are there to help and support older persons physically and mentally.

In summary, the visit proved exceptionally valuable for the students of CU-MEDi. This event also underscores our commitment to incorporating diverse clinical experiences into our curriculum, aiming to provide students with insights into medical issues on a global scale.



Have you ever imagined being your own personal doctor and managing your own health sitting in front of a TV at home? Testing that once seemed risky out of the hands of medical professionals is now more than ever a touchable reality. The advancement of handheld technology has brought an explosion of personal health gadgets such as smart watches that can monitor heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and calories burned. High-speed internet advances have allowed for the efficient use of mobile phone applications, online consultant services, telemedicine, and even AI therapists. Some laboratory tests can even be ordered from home at the click of the button, with tool kits delivered and results available quickly online. 

Future prospects of healthcare are moving from being doctor-centered to the patient viewpoint. Disease treatments will also expand to lifestyle remedies and coaching and extend out from visits to the hospital to a 24/7 online service. We might see more data doctors, where personal information of patients is streamed through an online platform and managed by professionals behind screens in ‘Care Hubs.’ After analysis of the person’s health data, they can provide individualized consult to each person, and recommend fitness programs that utilize entertainment and games to increase compliance. Personal devices will have bio-sensors to detect critical vital signs like irregular heartbeats and will be able to immediately send alerts to their doctors for any signs of life threatening conditions. Healthcare will be accessible where ever as internet connectivity becomes more and more ubiquitous.