Chinese, US universities launch first joint TCM training program for PhD students



The International Education College at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM) signed on Nov 4 a cooperation agreement with the United States’ Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (ATOM) on a joint training program for doctoral students.

From left to right: Johanna Chu Yen, ATOM’s president, Renliang Xu, ATOM’s chairman, Hu Hongyi, vice-president of SHUTCM and Yan Xiaotian, dean of SHUTCM’s International Education College

The program will mainly target doctoral students in the US, who have finished their first two years of PhD study at ATOM, and offer them one year research opportunity at SHUTCM.

The agreement marks the first joint PhD student training program between Chinese and US universities in the field of traditional Chinese medicine. The program aims to maintain inheritance and promote the development of TCM in the world.