Rangos Hosts Visiting Staff, Faculty from Shanghai at Graduation

The John G. Rangos School of Health Sciences recently hosted some visiting staff and faculty members from the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SUTCM) at their summer Commencement ceremony, during which 12 health care professionals from China were among the graduates.

The group of five visitors traveled to Pittsburgh to attend the Aug. 7 Commencement and to celebrate the graduation of the Chinese students whom they had sent to Duquesne in August 2014 to participate in a pilot program. Through its partnership with the Rangos School, SUTCM can send eligible Chinese health care professionals to Duquesne for 12 months to earn a master’s degree in rehabilitation sciences with concentrations in either physical therapy or occupational therapy.

The pilot program was developed to address China’s growing need for health care professionals with specialization in physical therapy and occupational therapy.

A new cohort of 14 students sent by SUTCM arrived last week to begin their studies in the Departments of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.