The Kilborn Memorial Visiting Professorship Endowment Fund was established by Dr. Robert M. Kilborn at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons to build an ongiong relationship between Canadian physicians and the West China Centre of Medical Sciences (WCCMS), formerly West China University of Medical Sciences (WCUMS). The Fund honours the contributions made by members of the Kilborn Family to the founding and development of the faculty of medicine and health sciences at WCCMS in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
The endowment provides support for faculty and graduate students in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University to visit WCCMS for a short-term. Support is also provided for medical specialists from WCCMS to visit Schulich Medicine & Dentistry in a similar capacity. Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, travel, accommodation, and supplies. Individuals selected to receive support from the Kilborn Fund will be known as Kilborn Scholars and will be asked to provide a report of his/her visit.