下午2点，David Bates教授与我们一起分享有关他的职业生涯规划的的故事。在相应的纯学术知识之外，他还强调了在科研路上寻找到同伴的重要性。David Bates教授这番话不仅对我们将来找到最适合自己职业发展的方向提供了借鉴之处，还提醒了我们在学术之外要多多学习一下为人处世之道。
On a rainy night, at one o'clock in the morning, we finally arrived in Boston. I thought that everyone who was tired of running for a day and suffering from jet lag may be listless. However, when the students who came to the classroom flashed their desire for knowledge, we knew that it would be an unusual day.
In the cafeteria of Emmanuel College, we tasted the American breakfast, and after enjoying the freshly baked toast, the exquisite Benedictine bacon was paired with a cup of mellow coffee, we came to Harvard Medical School and opened it.
Our Harvard first class was given to Professor Larissa and Tang Yaqing from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. They first introduced the US medical insurance mechanism and some specific practices, and then led us to conduct in-depth discussions on the issue of medical expenses and insurance in the United States. In class, they introduced the Obama Care Act in detail, including the strengths and weaknesses of the bill. At the same time, Larissa also introduced many innovative models of health service information transmission, sharing their experiences and insights on the construction of medical systems.
In the classroom we also participated in a panel discussion on “What services and content should you add to make it more perfect in the US health insurance system?” and “The US health care system is relative to your country. What are the similarities and differences?” After a period of intense brainstorming, the seven groups analyzed the positioning of the medical insurance system and the problems it should solve from different angles, and each gave a perfect solution.
For us, group discussion is not only a way of brainstorming, exercise thinking, but also a stage to exercise your listening comprehension and oral expression skills. Whether in presenting our own views and logical chains, or when asking questions to professors, our English skills have been exercised to some extent.
At 2 pm, Professor David Bates shared with us a story about his career planning. In addition to the corresponding pure academic knowledge, he also emphasized the importance of finding a companion on the scientific research road. Professor David Bates's remarks not only provide us with a reference for finding the best direction for my career development, but also remind us to learn more about the world.
After that, we visited the famous Dana Farber Cancer Research Center. Rather than being a research center or a hospital, it is more like a sanatorium. The volunteers who led us to visit and explained for us carefully were a couple of old spirited couples. The old grandmother was originally a cancer patient. She had been treated for 15 months at the Dana Farber Cancer Research Center 15 years ago. When she was treated and rehabilitated at the Dana Farber Cancer Research Center, she volunteered to join the volunteer service here.
The facilities of the research center are all-inclusive: a prayer room that can relieve the patient's inner pressure, an indoor garden in the spring season, a history museum in the research center, and a message wall with care and encouragement for the patient's family... in the store on the first floor. Patients who lose their hair due to treatment can choose a suitable hat for themselves. Unlike the domestic pure white tone hospital, the interior of the Dana Farber Cancer Research Center is a log of wood, plus art works everywhere, which seems to be not a cancer research center, and you seem to have forgotten the disease to bring people The pain that comes. With great reverence, we are lamenting the full investment and high-end research, and we also feel the deep humanistic care for cancer patients.
This has a profound inspiration for us. Hospitals such as the Dana Farber Cancer Research Center, which care for patients while caring for patients' psychology, are rare in our country. Many patients suffer from both physical pain and psychological stress after the diagnosis of cancer. The American doctor Trudeau’s epitaph wrote: “Sometimes go to cure, often help, always to appease.” The medical practitioners can do more than cure. Why don't we explore a more warm way to let cancer patients live with dignity and hope?