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PUMC troupe back in wards entertaining patients, workers after 3-year hiatus

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PUMC, China's top medical education institution, endeavors to provide innovative training and allow students from differe Clinically nt backgrounds to get into medicine. Currently, it is home to more than 30 student societies, including Xieyun, the Yuyan Choir and a dance troupe.

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A member of the troupe plays piano in the outpatient section of the PUMC Hospital's International Department in Beijing on May 11. (ZHU XINGXIN / CHINA DAILY)