VIA’s comparative health care programs empower medical students from across Asia to become empathetic, self-aware doctors able to communicate across boundaries. Programs combine cultural immersion, critical analysis and experiential learning activities with opportunities to experience the clinical, technological and entrepreneurial forces dramatically reshaping health care in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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This summer, VIA proudly hosted 40 of Asia’s best and brightest medical students at Stanford University on our annual Medical Exchange and Discovery (MED) program. This intensive three-week cultural immersion and professional development experience empowered students to critically examine the
This spring, Dr. James Thomas reprised his role as Faculty In Residence for the 2016 Exploring Health Care (EHC) Program. Dr. Thomas received his clinical training in Sheffield, England. A published author, he currently resides in Tokyo where he teaches