Williams teaches course in China

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

DGIM Professor of Medicine, John Williams, MD, just returned from an exciting trip to China.  While there, he and two Duke Biostatistics Faculty taught a clinical research methods course for local physicians at Beijing Friendship Hospital, a hospital built in the 1950’s by the Soviet Union.

"I never thought I’d be teaching Chinese physicians in a hospital built by the Soviet Union," said Williams.

The course was innovative, and consisted of 3 components: 

  • an online “e-learning” component with translations into Mandarin
  • an interactive live webinar series
  • an on-site 1 week intensive

"The course went exceptionally well," says Williams. "The students were highly engaged, not wanting to take breaks or even go home at the end of the day."

View the gallery of photos from his trip below.

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