At the UHS, we strongly value international cooperation. With a 70 year long history of international relations, we are now developing an innovative and definitively forward-looking approach to our international cooperation. The International Program is a new initiative launched in 2013 by the Faculty of Medicine and is one of its best illustration.
The IP enrolls every year the best medical students among the students in year 4/5/6. In addition to their regular curriculum, the IP students are engaged in 4 main activities:
- Language training helps IP students to reach high scores in both French and English official tests to get scholarships to study abroad
- During academic training, IP students actively learn with both local and international trainers
- Socio-cultural activities, to promote open-mindedness, team spirit and volunteering
- With initial research training, IP students attend a journal club, meet researchers & can register to MOOCs.
The 3S approach of the International Program
In keeping with its Strategic Plan, the University proposes through its International Program an innovative and progressive educational approach based on three main principles.
The approach of the International program is a student-centered approach in which the importance is given on teaching the students and helping them learn. The student are given tools and taught methods that enables them to learn with each other, to teach each other and to work with the UHS young trainers.
The objectives of the International Program
- International trainers train the UHS trainers in up-to-date medical education principles and guide them to develop new learning strategies and tools.
- They work together to experiment new educational approaches and activities (student-centered approach, simulations).
- The expected outcome is that the best IP students will be eligible for international scholarships and become the next generation of health care professionals in Cambodia…
- The new training activities are being scaled-up to benefit all trainers and students, with peer-assisted learning and coaching.