On 6 August 2017 the exams of the first group of students of the International School for Tibetan Medicine of the Shang Shung Institute in Russia took place. 33 students successfully passed and on 7 August, the 15th lunar day of the Wooden Bird month, the documents confirming termination of the 4-years’ educational program on Tibetan medicine were consigned at Kunsangar North.
The course started in May 2013 and consisted of 9 intramural semesters which took place once every half year in the educational center of the Shang Shung Institute in Kunsangar North.
In 2018 there will be a 3 month period of practice at Qinghai University for Tibetan Medicine (TAR of PRC), during which the students will do practical training in different departments of the Arura hospital and will take an internal exam with the local Tibetan graduate students.
The students really worked hard showing much sense of purpose and perseverance and now, thanks to the loving care of Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo, the group is a real family which is to become an important pillar in the development and maintenance of knowledge of Tibetan medicine in Russia and the world.
Shang Shung Institute in Russia
Photos: Sasha Popov