My Experience Studying at Asia Pacific International University

10/08/2023 International Affairs Office

Studying at Asia Pacific International University (APIU) in Thailand has been an enriching experience that surpassed all my expectations. For one month, I had the privilege of delving into the fields of Advanced Health Assessment, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Pediatrics under the guidance of esteemed professors from Loma Linda University in the United States.

The program offered an intensive and comprehensive curriculum that allowed me to gain in-depth knowledge and practical skills in the areas of health assessment, women's health, and pediatric care. What set this experience apart was the implementation of innovative teaching methods, particularly group discussion, which made the learning process more interactive and engaging. 

The courses on Advanced Health Assessment challenged me to develop a deeper understanding of various assessment techniques and their applications in clinical practice. Through hands-on workshops and real-life case studies, I improved my ability to perform accurate physical assessments, interpret findings, and formulate appropriate care plans.

The Obstetrics & Gynecology module was a particularly fascinating area of study for me, as I had never been exposed to this field before. Our professor, with vast experience and expertise, made the subject come alive through vivid and interesting lectures. Additionally, group discussion played a crucial role in this course, enabling us to simulate patient consultations, prenatal care, and even deliveries. This experiential learning approach enhanced my confidence and understanding of the unique challenges in women's health.

Equally captivating was the Pediatrics module, where we explored the intricacies of caring for newborns, infants, and children. The professor's passion for pediatric care was evident in every session, and their enthusiasm was contagious. The use of case simulations during group discussion helped us practice critical decision-making skills and provided valuable insights into handling pediatric emergencies.

Furthermore, studying at APIU exposed me to a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Interacting with fellow students from different countries and backgrounds enriched my understanding of global healthcare practices and cultural influences on medical care. The university's commitment to fostering collaboration and mutual respect among students and faculty was evident in every aspect of our studies.

Apart from the academic aspect, I also had the opportunity to explore the captivating beauty of Thailand. The rich cultural heritage, warm hospitality, and picturesque landscapes made my stay even more memorable.

In conclusion, my experience studying Advanced Health Assessment, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Pediatrics at Asia Pacific International University was truly transformative. The engaging teaching methods, especially group discussion, provided an unmatched level of participation and immersion in the subjects. I am leaving APIU equipped with valuable knowledge, practical skills, and unforgettable memories that will undoubtedly shape my future as a healthcare professional.

I am grateful to the esteemed professors from School of Nursing of Loma Linda University and the entire APIU community for their dedication to providing an outstanding learning experience. As I move forward in my medical career, I carry with me the knowledge gained during this program and the inspiration to make a positive impact in the world of healthcare.

Li Jiahuan