February 22, 2019 Bangkok: Assoc. Prof. Dr.Surin Maisrikod, Vice President of Global Engagement and Faculty Development, Walailak Univerisity, Prof. Dr. Sittichai Koontongkaew, Acting Dean, Adj. Prof. Dr. Jeerasak Nopakun, Acting Deputy Dean of International College of Dentistry, Walailak University (WUICD
Dr. Finbarr expresses his interest in WUICD distinctive programs, which integrate research and teaching into practice both in undergraduate and graduate curricula, differentiate it from other dental schools in Thailand. The discussion focuses on the collaborative possibility which will be initiated from the informal idea exchange between faculties of the two institutes. Both parties have agreed on the partnership in the orthodontics and dental public health areas which faculty and students from both together can learn and share. Dr. Finbarr also notes on Geriatric dentistry which is now a global healthcare interest and in his field of expertise. The collaboration can also be extended to the PhD program in Health Sciences.
Before the meeting end, both parties has also shared experiences in curriculum management, teaching and research. The success of this neighboring alliance will be the important step into internationalization for Walailak University International College of Dentistry.