130 for 130
Harmony To Hau-man
"I am grateful for the opportunities to join clinical attachments in developed and developing countries. Healthcare delivery is so different in these settings and seeing the spectrum will enrich me both as a doctor and as a person."
Michael Ng Yuey-zhun
"I went to Berlin and London to learn clarinet from masters and for attachments involving music therapy. Studying medicine doesn't mean that you have to give up your own interests. In fact, hobbies like playing music might help you to better connect with people in delivering health-related messages."
John Ho Hing-shing
"I volunteered to teach English with a local NGO working with children in Sien Reap. I also experienced Cambodian culture, such as joining a traditional wedding party and visiting scenic areas. It was a very meaningful trip."
Natasha Lam Hiu-ching
"The exchange of knowledge and ideas during my attachment in the Medical University of Graz, Austria has made my view of healthcare and medicine much more globalised."
Angela Chung Yik-in
"Joining the International Volunteer Programme in Czech was the most memorable six weeks of my life: immersion into a completely different culture was an excellent stimulant for learning and self-discovery."
Janet Lam Tin-kei
"During my service trip to Mexico, I witnessed how early public health intervention can benefit people's health and improve their quality of life. Apart from treating medical diseases, true 'healing' goes beyond physical wellbeing to addressing underlying mental health issues"
"130 for 130"
A Legacy Campaign for the Next 130
For 130 years the Faculty has been leading the advancement of health care in Hong Kong, the region and beyond. As we turn the page towards the next 130 years of service and discovery, it is an opportune time to reflect on the essence of our incredible journey.
For its 130th Anniversary, the Faculty is celebrating the core values that we inherited from our forebears and that still guide our mission: wisdom, compassion and commitment. The “130 for 130” Legacy Campaign is not only a meaningful way to honour that legacy and give back to the alma mater, but also to help students coming through the ranks to embrace these timeless virtues, just as our past legacy has contributed to.
EDUCATING TOMORROW'S DOCTORS WITH
PERSONALISED TRAINING X ALL-ROUNDED AWARENESS
The “130 for 130” Legacy Campaign will support the recently launched 130th Anniversary Curricula, which aims to push medical and health sciences education to new frontiers. The centrepiece of the new curriculum will be the provision for students to go “off timetable” in their third year to pursue different kinds of learning. They may pursue an additional degree, broadening coursework or experiential learning at HKU as well as outside of Hong Kong at leading institutions and settings worldwide.
The Campaign will help to support the Faculty’s commitment to ensure every student, whatever their means, has these opportunities. All donations will go into a fund for students so they can fulfill their personal learning ambitions in the new 130 curricula. The contributions will benefit learning for generations of future health care professionals well beyond the local classroom.
A CHAIR. A PLAQUE. A MESSAGE.
The “130 for 130” Legacy Campaign is being launched at the start of the season of giving. For a donation of HKD 50,000, we will offer a named chair in the lecture theatres at the Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, the “face” of the Faculty where many of our lectures and external conferences take place throughout the year.
For each donation, you will be able to select your chair which will bear a plaque engraved with your name, or the name of a selected person. This will extend your participation in the Campaign beyond financial aid, as the words on your plaque will become part of an enduring legacy, visible and inspiring to many generations to come.
A total of 219 chairs will be made available in Phase I of the Campaign, from December 16, 2016 (Friday) at HKT 10am, via the donation portal here.