CU-MEDi visits Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital

CU-MEDi visits Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital

CU-MEDi Core Team, led by Assoc. Prof. S Chanchai Sittipunt, M.D. (Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Director of King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital), recently attended the meeting with the management of Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital, led by Assoc. Prof. Sopon Napathorn, M.D. (Assistant Secretary General of the Thai Red Cross Society and Director of Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital) to update the hospital’s preparation for teaching and learning for CU-MEDi medical students.

In this regard, the team visited clinical areas of the hospital where the CU-MEDi students will be rotated in the clerkship and externship phases.

The clerkship and externship phases of CU-MEDi program will be primarily taken place at Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital in Chonburi. The students will rotate through different clinical areas of the hospital, including inpatient wards, outpatient clinics, operating rooms, labor rooms, and emergency departments. However, a few rotations will take place at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital and at foreign hospitals when students spend time abroad in the externship phase.



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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.