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Training Top-Flight Doctors: Chang Gung Hospital’s Microsurgery Program

From:Taiwan Panorama

2018 / March

Ivan Chen /photos courtesy of Jimmy Lin /tr. by Phil Newell

It is not yet 7 a.m., but already the conference room of the Plastic Surgery Department at ­Chang Gung Memorial Hospital is filled with doctors preparing to take part in a morning micro­sur­gery discussion meeting. They include surgeons from many different countries, who share their experiences and achievements in micro­sur­gery. What is it that attracts doctors from all over the world to come to Taiwan for advanced training? And how is Taiwan’s international visibility being raised and its influence spread to all corners of the globe? To answer these questions, we should start by talking about Taiwan’s leading authority on microsurgery—Professor Wei Fu-chan.

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