Hear from top academics and current practitioners from a wide array of medical professions! From the latest developments in medical advancement, exciting research projects on current pandemics to hands-on activities to experience a day in the life of a medic, you'll walk away inspired and eager for more.
PROFESSOR PETER MATHIESON
Principal and Vice-Chancellor, the University of Edinburgh
MBBS(Hons)(London), PhD(Cambridge), FRCP(London), FRCPE (Edinburgh), FMedSci
Professor Peter Mathieson MBBS(Hons)(London), PhD(Cambridge), FRCP(London), FMedSci assumed the office of Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh in February 2018.
Peter Mathieson was born and educated in the United Kingdom. He went to a state grammar school in Penzance, Cornwall and was the first member of his family to go to university. He read Medicine at the London Hospital Medical College and qualified with First Class Honours from the University of London in 1983. After junior medical posts in London, he obtained a research training fellowship from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to study at the University of Cambridge. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Cambridge in 1992. He became Director of Studies for Clinical Medicine at Christ’s College, Cambridge following his PhD. After a further MRC fellowship he moved to Bristol in 1995 as the foundation Professor of Renal Medicine at the University of Bristol and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, North Bristol NHS Trust. In 1999, he was elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
In 2007, Peter became Head of the University Department of Clinical Science at North Bristol, was appointed as Director of Research & Development for the North Bristol NHS Trust, and was elected President of the Renal Association (the UK’s national speciality association for nephrologists and renal scientists) in a competitive ballot of the membership, being the youngest President in its history. He served the full three year term as President and remained a Trustee for a further two years as Immediate Past-President.
In 2008 Peter was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Bristol, serving most of a sixth year after his initial five year term. He played a major role in the formation of Bristol Health Partners from 2008 onwards and was appointed as its founding Director in May 2012, a role he undertook alongside that of Dean.
In April 2014, Peter assumed office as the 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, a post he held until January 2018.
In 2011 he was awarded honorary life membership of the Australian & New Zealand Society of Nephrology. In March 2015 he was awarded Honorary Fellowship of Hughes Hall, Cambridge and in October 2016 Honorary Fellowship of Hong Kong College of Physicians.
Of the various prizes and academic awards that he has received, he is most proud of being voted "Teacher of the Year" by Cambridge medical students in 1992; the Milne-Muehrcke award from the Renal Association and the National Kidney Foundation of USA for “most promising young researcher” from UK in 1997; the UK Renal Association Lockwood Award (for contribution to academic renal medicine) in 2004; and being voted “top teacher 2011-12” by Foundation doctors at University Hospitals Bristol.
DR. ANGUS HSU
MA Hons (Cantab), MBBS
UK Medic Admissions Consultant at ARCH Education
Dr. Angus Hsu studied medicine at the University of Cambridge and University College London, graduating with a MA (Hons) and MBBS degree. During his time at Cambridge, Dr. Hsu completed an intercalated BSc degree in pharmacology with a research project on the novel nucleic acid binding Alba proteins. After qualifying as a doctor, Dr. Hsu worked at Newham University Hospital and Queen's Hospital. During the tenure, Dr. Hsu was actively involved in teaching medical students and providing training to the nursing staff. He has organized mock exams for medical students and acted as an examiner for undergraduate exams. For his accomplishment, Dr. Hsu was awarded a Certificate of Commitment to Teaching from the NHS. Dr. Hsu also undertook a diabetes audit commissioned by Clinical Commissioning Group to improve patient care and the findings were presented at a local GP meeting.
Being a highly motivated individual, Dr. Hsu has worked as a private tutor when he was an undergraduate and a doctor. He has over ten years' experience in one-to-one and small group tuitions, focusing on biology and chemistry at all levels. Dr. Hsu also took pride in guiding many prospective students into top UK medical schools, leveraging on insider knowledge on what admission tutors are looking for so that students can avoid common pitfalls.
At ARCH, Dr. Hsu guides students applying to UK medical schools and specialises in MMI, UCAT and BMAT training.
MS. JENNIFER MA
Founder & Director of ARCH Community Outreach & ARCH Education
Jennifer Ma graduated from Oxford University with First Class Honors in Economics and Management (B.A., Hon M.A.), and achieved her Masters of Education from the University of Hong Kong in 2011. Jennifer is the Founder & Director of ARCH Community Outreach and ARCH Education. She is responsible for curriculum development and as the Head of University Counseling for UK and HK, Jennifer leads a team of 100+ counselors with subject expertise across 30+ disciplines.
Medicine has always been one of the most popular subjects amongst students in Asia. Achieving more than 280 offers in the past 5 years, medicine is indeed one of the ARCH team’s strongest areas. Jennifer has been invited to deliver large scale pre-university preparation talks and workshops at Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Hong Kong Outstanding Student Association and HKU Academy for the Talented.
Clinical Lecture Speakers
DR. JOSEPH MK LAM
Specialist in Neurosurgery
MBChB (CUHK), FCSHK, FRCS(Edin), FHKAM(Surg)
Dr Joseph Lam graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and trained in neurosurgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital (H.K.) and University of Cambridge (U.K.). He was appointed Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, CUHK in 1995.
During the 1990s, Dr Lam's main focus of research was on the changes in the oxygenation of the brain following head injury and stroke. Dr Lam studied the application of near-infrared spectroscopy, laser, microdialysis, Xenon enhanced CT scan and cerebral venous blood sampling to assess the changes in the brain following different insults on the brain. The results help doctors to decide what are the best treatment option for the patients.
Dr Lam was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon in the Prince of Wales Hospital in 1998. Dr Lam then continued to explore new neurosurgical technology. Through overseas training, integration of novel technology to clinical practice and organising educational symposium and workshops, Dr Lam has promoted and shared several neurosurgical techniques to Hong Kong and Asia Pacific Region. Examples include (1) performing brain surgery when the patient is awake, (2) using of the artificial disc to replace the degenerated cervical intervertebral disc, and (3) using a lateral retroperitoneal approach in performing lumbar spine surgery, etc.
Dr Lam is currently studying the integration of intra-operation 3D scanning, navigation and endoscope for spine surgery. Dr Lam has organised various workshops and symposium for local and regional doctors. Many international spinal instrument companies recognised the quality of teaching of Dr Lam, therefore appointed him as a consultant to provide surgical training and education on new spinal technology to doctors in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific Region.
DR. HARRIET STUART-CLARKE
General Practitioner, Central Health Medical Practice
MBBS (Lond), LMCHK, DRCOG
Dr. Stuart-Clarke grew up in the UK and lived in London after University. She moved to Hong Kong in 2015 and is a General Practitioner.
Dr. Stuart-Clarke is a keen volunteer doctor of the Patient Care Foundation (PCF), which seeks to provide medical and healthcare support to those most in need. The organization provides probono healthcare to refugees. Its mental health initiative, Mind Hong Kong (Mind HK), provides bilingual mental health information and resources, with the goal of destigmatising mental health and raising awareness of it. In November 2017, the PCF co-organised an international mental health conference with the purpose of destigmatisation in Hong Kong. This year Mind HK is launching a youth mental health initiative, Coolminds, which will provide training for parents and teachers as well as online mental health support for young people.
MS. AMY TSO
M.Ed. (HK), B.Ed. (Burwood), MIL
Honorary Research Associate
Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Co-Founder & Advisor of ‘oneclick.hku.hk’
Ms Amy Tso obtained a Diploma in the Education of Deaf and Partially Hearing Children at University of London, UK. She was awarded a bachelor's degree in Special Education at Victoria College, Australia and later completed a master degree in Special Education at the University of Hong Kong.
Ms Tso worked with children with special educational needs (SEN) for over 39 years and was the principals of three special schools. She is interested in exploringe alternate methods to train SEN children, such as Play Learning and Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI).
She is also the co-founder of the website ‘oneclick.hku.hk ‘ which enables parents, caretakers, and students in need to have easily accessible information on health, education and social development services in Hong Kong.
DR. WILFRED WONG
BSc (Science), MSc (Medical Science), PhD (Public Health)
Senior IT Manager
Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Wilfred Hing-sang Wong, obtained his Master of Medical Sciences from the University of Hong Kong in 2003 and graduated with distinction, registered as a Part I Medical Technologist in 1992, registered as a Chinese medicine practitioner in 2001, and obtained his PhD degree in public health in 2018. He joined the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, at the University of Hong Kong in 1985.
Dr. Wong specializes in computer technology, medical laboratory testing, medical statistics, child community health research and public health. He has conducted many high-impact research studies, including in the area of genetic analysis, vaccine study, infectious diseases, child hospital admission, asthma and allergies, air pollution, child abuse, child injury and child suicide. Dr. Wong is the author of over 100 articles published in various peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Wong is also active in the research of community child health and clinical trial, with the mission to improve the quality of life and protection of children in Hong Kong and China.
DR. CARYN WUJANTO
Imperial College School of Medicine
Senior UK Consultant, ARCH Education
Dr Caryn Wujanto graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine with Distinction in Clinical Sciences in her MBBS degree and has worked at various hospitals, including Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex Hospital for her foundation years, and the Royal Brompton Hospital and Royal Marsden Hospital for her Core Medical Training. She has obtained her Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and completed a course on ‘Effective Teaching Skills for Doctors as Educators’ at the Royal College of Physicians in London. She has taught medical students and was previously involved in organizing formative clinical examinations for Imperial College medical students.
Dr Wujanto undertook an intercalated BSc in Medical Sciences with Endocrinology and undertook her clinical research on colon cancer screening for patients with acromegaly. She has published journal papers on measurements of growth hormone in patients with acromegaly, radiotherapy treatment for bladder cancer, radiotherapy boost to pelvic nodes in cervical cancer, EBV-associated smooth muscle tumours, stereotactic body radiotherapy for oligometastases in lung cancer, and received the Best Poster Award for her research on biomarker for radiotherapy resistance in cervical cancer in 2019. She is currently working at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore.
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