HKUMed UG Prospectus 2022

A Nurturing Community <UKLY [OL <UP]LYZP[` ^PKL (JHKLTPJ (K]PZPUN Z`Z[LT L]LY` PUJVTPUN /2<4LK \UKLYNYHK\H[L Z[\KLU[ PZ WHPYLK ^P[O H [LHJOLY HZ [OLPY (JHKLTPJ (K]PZLY ;OL HZZPNULK [LHJOLY ^PSS JOHUNL V]LY [OL JV\YZL VM H Z[\KLU[»Z \UKLYNYHK\H[L Z[\KPLZ HJJVYKPUN [V [OL ZWLJPMPJ needs of our students at each stage of their professional or academic development. Additionally, HKUMed engages senior students to serve as peer mentors and supporters for our students. Trained in mental health first aid, they actively engage their younger peers and work together with our Academic Advisers in providing pastoral care. Our senior students further provide academic support through ULHY WLLY [LHJOPUN PUP[PH[P]LZ HUK SLHYUPUN Z\WWVY[ ZLZZPVUZ ;VNL[OLY [OYV\NO V\Y [LHJOLYZ HUK Z[\KLU[Z /2<4LK HPTZ [V MVZ[LY H JVTT\UP[` [OH[ Z\WWVY[Z HJ[P]L SLHYUPUN HUK ^OVSL WLYZVU KL]LSVWTLU[ Dr Kendrick Shih Director of Student Affairs Academic advising is a crucial part of a student-centred approach in medical education. At HKUMed, we firmly believe that our medical students learn best in a productive environment, surrounded by supportive teachers as role models. We are very proud that every one of our academic advisers are teachers who have actively volunteered their time and efforts towards guiding our students’ academic and professional development. In addition to mentorship, our advisers serve as the important link between the students and our faculty wellness and academic resources. During the first two years we pair our students with dedicated teachers to help our students adjust to the challenges of medical school life. During the clinical years, our students begin to develop specialty interests. At this stage, we allow our students to choose their own academic advisers from among our clinical teaching staff for a more personalised career development. At every step there is something our advisers can offer our students. 16