Global Health Program

First People's Hospital - Shanghai, China - Global Health Program

First People’s Hospital – Shanghai, ChinaFirst People's Hospital

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

close up of the First People's hospital signThe 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.

City of Shanghai-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):

Clerkship Description (PDF) Elective Curriculum (PDF)

Last Updated: 6/27/22