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VIPP Featured on WLNS-TV

Published: Friday, 19 Oct 2018
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

On October 16th, VIPP was featured on WLNS-TV for providing a trauma care training workshop for 20 government officials and trauma doctors from South Korea. The delegation visited Lansing's Sparrow Hospital to learn about the trauma care system of America. This visit was featured on the news which has over two million viewership. 

South Korea strives to improve its trauma care facilities. To begin trauma care reform, the government turned to MSU's Visiting International Program (VIPP) to execute professional development training programs about trauma care in the U.S. VIPP organized a nine day training workshop for the South Korean professionals from October 15th to October 23rd. During this time, they will visit three Level 1 trauma centers: Sparrow Hospital, University of Michigan Medical Center, and University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

The delegates met with Dr. John Kepros, director of Sparrow Trauma Center as well as Associate Professor of Surgery at Michigan State University. Sparrow Hospital is mid Michigan's only verified level one trauma center for adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Kepros explained the development and management of the Sparrow trauma care system. He stated on the news, "They've been very receptive to the way we have trauma set up in the United States, as well as in the state of Michigan and at Sparrow Hospital, so really happy to share what we know with them."  The South Korean delegates can take this knowledge home to advance their trauma care system.

VIPP is excited to be featured on WLNS-TV that showcases the high-profile workshop to enhance South Korea's trauma care system. During the news program, VIPP was recognized for connecting South Korean delegates to world-class trauma care systems in the U.S. We are proud to expand our global outreach to South Korea and to help save lives around the world.

To watch the WLNS-TV story, click here.