25 July 2017
Biola University Pre-med Students Internship in Siloam Hospital (UPH Faculty of Medicine) and MRIN
Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) once again hosts Biola University students’ internship in Siloam Hospital (UPH Faculty of Medicine) and MRIN (Mochtar Riady Institute of Nanotechnology) on 13 – 31 July 2017.
IMG_8284.JPGWelcome Lunch 
 UPH once again hosts Biola University students’ internship in Siloam Hospital and MRIN on 13 – 31 July 2017. This internship is in partnership between UPH and Biola University.

In this internship, Biola University sends 11 members from the Department of Biological Science, consisting of 3 team leaders, namely Dr. Harvey Havoonjian, Dr. Hyuna Lee and Mr. James Zapata, and 8 students who are divided into Clinical and Research Teams. Mr. James Zapata, the program coordinator of the internship, mentions how this internship is a really great program for Biola University students.

Mr. James Zapata

“Through the internship, students can get first-hand experience in the field of healthcare which encompasses both a clinical and research aspect. Almost all of the students come from the Bachelor of Science program with various focused areas of study covering Human Biology, Biological Sciences, Bio-Chemistry and Molecular Biology. Three of the students are graduates with Bachelor of Science, while the others are either juniors or on their first semesters of their study. This is a really good opportunity for them to acquire experiential learning experience in a hospital like Siloam”, expressed James. 

While for James, this is his second visit to UPH. His first visit was in 2015 when he was part of the internship program as an intern in the clinical team. His visit to UPH has always been impressive for him.

 “As I previously participated in the program as an intern, there are a few interesting points about the program. First, we all get to acquire the experience that will enhance our pre-medical education and witness UPH’s vision at the same time. I am always impressed by the humility of UPH and Lippo Group people. Aside from that is the boldness of UPH to be directly involved in the community and to get out of the comfort zone in order to make a difference in the community. It motivates me to be a bold servant of God and to serve others when I am back in California. The second interesting point is how both research and clinical teams can get hands-on experience in a number of different activities. For the clinical team, they get to be part of various activities in the hospital and to take part in its humanistic level. As for the research team, the internship is really important as they get to be part of a real research and what is currently happening. This is really amazing and such a blessing,” explained James.

It is our great hope that the program will strengthen the partnership between the two universities, and enhance the implementation of the visions of Christ-centered educational institutions in impacting the society and the world.

Students of Biola University Clinical Team in Skill Lab Class by Prof. George Matthew                                                               
IMG_0496.jpgMr. Joshua Robert Semple, Student of Biola University Research Team,
Doing Research in MRIN
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