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尹周安老师赴美国西北健康大学进修

在湖南省教育厅留学生中医学英语授课项目的资助下,本人于2015年2月初前往美国西北健康大学进行为期六个月的培训学习,至今已经有4月余,我将从以下几个方面将本人近4个月的学习交流心得体会总结如下:

1 熟悉阶段(2月15-3月初)

(1)生活环境--明州及明尼阿波利斯简介

明尼苏达州 (Minnesota -- MN,简称明州 ) ,1858年5月11日加入联邦,成为美国第32州,是美国内地7州之一。北界加拿大,东临苏必利尔湖,隔密西西比河与威斯康星州相望,南接艾奥瓦州,西邻南、北达科他州。

(图:明尼苏达州的地理位置)

明州是全美湖泊最多的州,有大小湖泊15000多个,乃“万湖之州”,自然风光秀丽。明尼苏达州气候极端。冬季漫长寒冷,夏季短暂,冬季雪景非常迷人。

明州多是欧洲德国人的后裔。他们喜欢垂钓,皮划艇,棒球,橄榄球。篮球队有NBA明尼苏达森林狼队 (Minnesota Timberwolves)、WNBA明尼苏达山猫队 (Minnesota Lynx)。但是明州百姓对棒球的欢迎程度远高于篮球。

明州经济在全美排在中上等,个人收入比全国平均水平要高出10%左右。主要是农业畜牧业加工为主。明州人非常热情,素质非常高。社会治安较好。

明州非常重视文教卫生事业,其中明尼苏达大学全美的巨型学府之一。设在罗切斯特梅奥诊所成立于1889年,现已发展为世界著名的大医院和医学研究机构,每年接纳国内外患者达25万人次。

明尼阿波利斯是美国明尼苏达州最大城市,位于该州东南部,跨密西西比河两岸。面积151.3平方公里,都市区人口350万左右 (2013年)。东与首府圣保罗组成著名双子城。购物中心有美国最大购物中心--美国购物中心(Mall of America)和Outlet(奥特莱斯)。市区建筑两边商场的高架风雨廊道为城市独特的建筑形式。

(图:明州双子之城-明尼阿波利斯及州府圣保罗)

(2)校园环境--学校介绍、专业情况、学生情况

Location

Bloomington, Minnesota (pop 85,000) – a safe, quiet suburb of Minneapolis

Close to major freeways, shopping centers, airport and other amenities typical of a major metro area

(图:西北健康科学大学--正门)

(图:西北健康科学大学校牌及标志)

Campus

Occupies 300,000 square feet on 25 scenic acres

(图:西北健康科学大学校园外景)

History

§ Founded in 1941 as Northwestern College of Chiropractic

§ In 1986, created chiropractic radiology consulting service

§ In mid 1980’s, developed first community-based internship program in all of chiropractic education

§ In 1999, became of the one of the nation’s first natural healthcare universities with the addition of the Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs to the existing College of Chiropractic

§ In 2000, secured first federal grants for research in low back and neck pain

§ In 2008, major expansion created new library, classrooms, student and alumni center, videoconferencing capability and digital radiology lab

§ In 2011, Undergraduate Health Sciences programs were added to offer pre-professional courses for prerequisite fulfillment and bachelor's degree completion

§ In 2013, the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health/Pre-Med program was created to allows students with a bachelor’s degree to complete the prerequisite requirements for a healthcare professional school

§ In 2015, the College of Health and Wellness brought together the Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Massage Therapy, Undergraduate Health Sciences and Post-Bac Pre-Health/Pre-Med programs

(图:校园内的荣誉墙)

Academic programs and degrees

(1)College of Chiropractic

Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology degree completion (B.S.)

(2)College of Health and Wellness:

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Master of Acupuncture (M.Ac.)

Master of Oriental Medicine (M.Om.)

‚Massage Therapy

Certificate

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

ƒPost-Baccalaureate Pre-Health/Pre-Med
④Undergraduate Health Sciences

Undergraduate courses

Accelerated sciences courses

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology degree completion (B.S.)

(图:安静整洁的校园走廊)

(图:学校走廊为学生提供学习、查阅的电脑)

Status

Private, nonprofit

Fully-accredited university

3 academic programs in natural health care

Undergraduate courses to help fulfill entrance prerequisites or complete a bachelor's degree

§ Cited in Minnesota statute as a research institution along with the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic

Faculty

§ 138 full and part-time

§ Teaching, research and clinical faculty

§ 78% of all faculty hold the highest degree in their respective field

Student-faculty ratio

§ 5:1 Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

§ 16:1 Chiropractic

§ 7:1 Massage Therapy

§ 9:1 Undergraduate Health Sciences/Post-Bac Pre-Health

Enrollment (Summer 2015)

§ 750 total

§ 110 Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

§ 499 Chiropractic

§ 57 Massage Therapy

§ 84 Undergraduate Health Sciences/Post-Bac Pre-Health

Financial aid

§ 95% of students receive state and federal loan assistance

§ Consistently low federal student loan default rate

§ Grants and scholarships available

Program length

(1)College of Chiropractic

§ Doctor of Chiropractic - 10 trimesters, 3½ years

(图:校友团体组织名单)

(2)College of Health and Wellness

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

§ Master of Acupuncture – 8 trimesters, 2 2/3 years

§ Master of Oriental Medicine – 9 trimesters, 3 years

‚Massage Therapy

§ Certificate (Day schedule) – 3 trimesters, 11½ months

§ Certificate (Evening schedule) – 4 trimesters, 15½ months

§ A.A.S degree – 3 to 5 trimesters, 11½ to 19½ months

Clinical services

§ Northwestern is the largest provider of natural healthcare services in Minnesota

§ A University public and teaching clinic system

§ Chiropractic, acupuncture, Oriental medicine, massage therapy, naturopathic medicine, nurse practitioner services and healing touch

Alumni(校友)

Stats

§ Total alumni = 7,336 (including 277 in Canada, Mexico, and other foreign countries)

§ Alumni live in 50 states and 21 countries

Services

§ 3 alumni associations for career development and networking

§ Promotional opportunities in alumnipublication Northwestern Naturally

§ Services to support your practice

§ Use of Alumni House for campus visits

§ Alumni and career services office

Employee life

§ Substantially reduced fees for health care at campus clinics, including for family members

§ Tuition remission and reimbursement for classes at the University and other institutions

§ National speakers and healthcare forums

§ Use of campus amenities including gym, swimming pool and fitness center

§ Representative Faculty Senate and Staff Senate

(图:西北健康科学大学图书馆)

2 学习交流阶段(3月初-至今)

学习方面:

(1)随堂听课:这是主要的学习中医专业外语的主要方式,我主修了《方剂学》《针灸学》《心肺医学》及《中医基础理论》等课程,全程随堂听课,参与各种小测试,互动教学等,认真做好听课笔记,完成老师布置的课后作业。

(图:参与《中医基础理论》课--辨证分组讨论)

(图:与针灸T5班学生学习剪影)

(2)语言交换

这是训练口语的方式,先后与JIM,Daive,Mai等进行语言交换学习,主要是训练口语,每次2个小时,一周3次,每次会有一个小主题。围绕一个小主题进行语言口语交流,纠正发音。

(图:参加学校中文俱乐部,与学生进行交流)

(图:与学生进行口语交流)

(3)参加社团及学术会议

积极参加西北健康科学大学的社团活动,学术会议,了解这边学校教学情况,感受学术氛围,了解美国教育及中医在美国的发展情况。

(图:参加学校举行的年度学术会议)

(图:参加学校学术会议与Mark教授合影留念)

(4)进行专业学术交流

在熟悉基本生活语言对话的基础上,逐步开展专业学术交流,一个是与授课的相关老师进行教学体会,专业话题,临床实践等方面的探讨,同时利用中文社团,组织英语讲座,得到了学校师生的一致好评,为正面宣传中医,传播中医文化尽了自己绵薄之力。

(图:尹周安老师在西北健康科学大学做有关中医讲座)

(图:尹周安老师在西北健康科学大学做讲座课件展示)

(图:讲座授课现场!)

(图:讲座结束后与学校部分师生合影留念)

这次专业英语讲座收到了西北健康科学大学师生一致好评!

3 收获及体会

语言方面-由于本人英语基础较差,尤其是口语方面,毕业后多年未曾使用英语,单词遗忘较多,所以通过下载运用手机软件“英语流利说”“有道口语大师”“金山词霸”复单词量逐步恢复。其次通过与学生互动交流,广播,电视新闻及美剧等,尽快熟悉美语口音及部分俚语,为进一步的专业交流逐步扫清了障碍。

专业方面:通过跟班随堂听课,与专业教师及学生进行交流,逐步熟悉中医专业课英语教学,了中医解美国学生对中医学习的兴趣及遇到的困难,同时也逐步认识到中西文化的差异,通过对比逐步明晰了美国中医教育与中国中医教育的优劣及差距,取长补短,洋为中用,在以后的教学当中可以广泛的吸取美国教育的一些先进理念,和成熟的教学方法,准备将整理成文发公开发表。

其他方面:通过实地考察,交流,以及生活感悟,还有以下两个收获:较为全面的了解了美国的历史,文化,生活习惯,宗教信仰及国民素质等,对以后进一步文化交流打下基础,为以后返校后进行留学生教学提供了语言、文化交流基础!