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Clinical Electives in Asia & the Pacific

International Experiences in Asia

  • ASRI was founded by Dr. Kinari Webb, a Yale School of Medicine graduate, who developed a model of linking human health with the health of the rain forest. The staff of the ASRI program are all Indonesians.

  • The Yale-China Association founded the Xiang-Ya (Hunan-Yale) Hospial and medical school over 100 years ago.  Xiangya was one of the top schools in China and continues to be a high regarded, central government funding medical school. 
  • Dr. Puwat Charukamnoetkanok, the current director of the hospital, is an internationally renowned ophthalmologist who performed the first phacoemulsification in Thailand and has been instrumental in introducing this surgical technique in Thailand. He has personally instructed many—if not most—Thai ophthalmologists in phacoemulsification.