During the orientation week, DKU Medical Physics students used the most sophisticated teleconferencing tool – Telepresence – to communicate with their counterparts at Duke University. This Cisco-supported technology senses not only the voices but also movements, positions, and actions at each location to make the participants feel as if they are present at one place. It allowed the medical physics students at two different campuses to exchange free flow of ideas on learning experiences, research topics, faculty resources, cultural interests, career development, life expectations, etc. This marks the start of a new approach of effective learning through instant multi-location exchange at DKU. Medical physics students as well as other DKU students will continue to leverage this advanced technology to enhance their learning and exchange throughout their studies wherever they are.
In the same week, DKU Medical Physics students also met with the DKU faculties for program orientation, including Dr. Fang-Fang Yin (professor of radiation oncology at Duke University), Dr. James Bowsher (assistant professor of radiation oncology at Duke University), Dr. David Huang (former chief physicist of Memorial Sloan Kettering at Rockville Centre) and other adjunct faculties from leading Shanghai hospitals and leading China Medical companies. The program aims to exceed expectations through its world-class faculty, comprehensive training, various teaching methods of classroom teaching, seminars, field trips, practica, research projects, new technology interaction, global data resources, etc..