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2013 Report on Short-term Visiting Program in Taiwan

Hitomi Azuma: M1, Master's Program in Medical Sciences

Accepting Laboratory: Dr. Hsin-Yu Lee labratory

Summer School +4 2013

◯ Outcome of the course
   The lab. I've participated this time was, where doing experiments by using cell culture techniquee, RT-PCR and flow cytometry. I knew these experiment techniques but just learned at lab. Training in under graduate and never tried in my study, so they were my first experience to use in the study and make data. I think the data was actually not so accurate with my beginner's technique, but learning new things were fresh to me and had fun doing the study. English presentation was also another good acquisition for me. Making presentation in English made me dizzy, because although I had difficulty in understanding the study I was doing, I had to explain them in English. But that improved my English skill and presentation skill.

◯ Experience in a foreign country
   It was my first time to visit Taiwan, and second time to visit other Asian country. I had no good impression of Asian country, because I used to live in Europe and I love Europian city. But Taiwanese, especially the TA's in NTU were kind to us, and that made our stay ver enjoyably. Though we had only two weeks for this program, we had heavy schedule and that made us very tired when just three or four days have passed. I've made many good Taiwanese friends. Also two weeks put in an environment which have to speak in English all day revived my English skil and I've learned some Chinese too.

◯ Content of the Shot-term Visit Program
   This program is good for improving English skill and learn new experiment techniques. But the lecture week, the lab. training was clumsy(I don't know if this word is correct to express). Wasting too much time for doing such an easy steps, although it's not so complicated. Probably better to explain the protocol in the lecture time and do it. Except that point, I'll recomend this summer program.

◯ Influence on your future career
   My course to take after graduating is to get research job. So, this program experience would give me a good effect to say that I have some experiment technique skills and also produced good publication. The reason why I can say this is because the NTU student will put my name on the paper of their study that I've participated in.

(From report)


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