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Who Is Chairman of Family Medicine At Hainan University, China?


Today I’m writing from Thailand, where humanitarian health leaders from all over Asia gathered for analysis and re-equipping. Included among the participants are several INMED graduates engaged in healthcare on this continent, including Timothy Stephens.


Dr. Stephens was part of INMED’s very first graduating class: 2004-05. And since then? Beyond mastering Mandarin and fathering three children, Tim and his wife have invested ten years living and serving on the southern Chinese island of Hainan. Simultaneously, China has undergone a massive transformation in healthcare policy to emphasize primary care – much like the United States in the 1990s. This requires a similar refitting of Chinese medical education. From where will China find the academics to produce their new cadre of family physicians? Let me introduce Timothy Stephens, Chairman of Family Medicine at Hainan University!


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