First People's Hospital - Shanghai, China - Global Health Program
First People’s Hospital – Shanghai, China
This elective clerkship will enable fourth-year medical students to gain four weeks of clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at First Peoples Hospital in Shanghai, China. The students will live in a dormitory/apartment on the hospital campus throughout their experience in Shanghai, China.
Students will be working with and supervised by attending physicians in a variety of specialties that may include:
- Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Public Health Education & Development
- General Surgery & Surgical Subspecialties
The student will be expected to manage a variety of clinical disease entities both
medical and surgical. Specifically the student will learn to integrate their knowledge
and concept of medical care within the Chinese medical system and learn to manage
these problems that they have significant familiarity as well as those that are unique
to China. These disease entities and medical conditions will include, but are not
limited to; trauma and acute surgical disease, oncology, cardiology/acute coronary
disease, pulmonary disease/acute infectious disease entities, acute neurology emergencies,
gastrointestinal disorders, endocrinology and renal/urologic disorders.
The student will also be expected to develop knowledge and understanding of traditional Chinese medicine and how this is woven within the fabric of the evolution of Western medicine in Chinese health care.
Length of Rotation: 4 weeks with longer rotations possible. Ideal months are October, November, March, April. Not available in February.
For additional details view the Clerkship Description (clerkship/rotation description, housing, transportation, language, insurance, costs, and cultural activities) and the Elective Curriculum (elective description, length, educational objectives, instructional methods, and evaluation):