On August 30, MacKay Memorial Hospital(MMH), represented by both Dr. Yeh Hong-i, Vice-Superintendent ofMacKay Memorial Hospital, and Professor Wu Yih-jer, director of Department of Medicine in MacKay Medical College, signed an Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the University of Edinburgh, represented by Professor James Smith as Vice-Principal International.
This historical academic and medical joint-venture between Taiwan and Scotland was witnessed by Ms Hsu Fen-Juan, Consulate General of Edinburgh Office of Taipei Representative Office in the U.K., and her secretary Ms Tsai Wan-mei.
Especially noteworthy, two most hard-working heroes contributing to build up this wonderful relationship were Dr. Hwang Ming-yuan, Senior Doctor of Emergency Department at MMH and the Epidemiology Professor Till Bachmann in the University of Edinburgh.
Dr. Yeh Hong-i hilariously remarked that this MoU between MacKay Memorial Hospital, MacKay Medical College and theUniversity of Edinburgh was a brand new milestone for Taiwan's medical community, because this was the first time ever the University of Edinburgh and her affiliated medical school and hospital building up an overseas relationship with Taiwan.
In the future, this MoU will not only allow interactions of technical cooperation, personnel training and medical educationbetween MMH system and the University of Edinburgh, but also will enhance a strong relationship between Scotland and Taiwan.
Source: The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan