Atlantic General Hospital Anesthesiologist Returns from Far East Tour with International Physician Executive Delegation
People to People International Program takes Dr. Jerome Aul to China and Mongolia
Atlantic General Hospital anesthesiologist Jerome Aul, MD, recently returned
from a trip to China and Mongolia as part of the Physician Executives
Delegation. Aul was invited to participate in the 11-day international
exchange by the American College of Medical Quality and People to People’s
Citizen Ambassador Program, which was founded by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.
Aul had the opportunity to present to physician executives in both countries
on the structure of hospital medical staffs and role of physician leaders
in the United States. He met with physicians at Beijing No. 6 Hospital,
the first hospital to bring Western medicine to China, and visited several
cultural and historical sites including Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall
and the Forbidden City in China as well as Buddhist monasteries and temples
“This was a very rewarding experience,” said Aul. “In
China, I saw many of the modern conveniences that we enjoy in the United
States, but there still is the mix of the old world traditional Chinese
culture. In Mongolia, we saw a people emerging from a strict communist
system to one of more free markets. I was struck more by the similarities
between our cultures than the differences.”
Aul joined the medical staff at Atlantic General Hospital in 2005 after
practicing four years with Atlantic Anesthesia in Virginia Beach, Va.
He graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed
residencies at University of Pittsburgh and University of Virginia. Aul
is board certified in anesthesiology.