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4th year elective in Beijing?

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by paradiselost, Jan 30, 2008.

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  1. paradiselost

    paradiselost 5+ Year Member

    Nov 15, 2004
    Has anybody had any experience with 4th year electives in Beijing? I'm looking for somewhere to practice some medical Chinese and see what life's like in Chinese hospitals. I'd appreciate any info/advice/feedback anyone has. Thanks! :)
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  3. dingozlife

    dingozlife 7+ Year Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    i am also interested in rotating in beijing for 4th yr elective..
  4. Cuijie Wei

    Cuijie Wei

    Jun 3, 2008
    hello,I am a Chinese medical student ,studying in Xiangya Medical College,which is not located in Beijing. However, the hospitals here are similar with that inBeijing.
    If you have interest,you can add me in skype.I can help you study Chinese and give you some information about Chinese hospital life. skype name:quietcat16
  5. dingozlife

    dingozlife 7+ Year Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    Hello Cujie, is your hospital at Changsha?

    interesting, im looking into an international rotation in Changsha do you have information on international students rotating at your hospital? I will add you in skype: dingozlife


  6. w a n g

    w a n g blarg 7+ Year Member

    Apr 19, 2007
    i am also interested in a beijing international rotation! news would be great!
  7. jubri


    Jun 20, 2008
    :cool: am an international student here in china iam now in my second year going to the 3rd year, i think if you really want to do an international rotation in China with my little knowledge i have its not going to be easy unless otherwise you find a hospital with most doctors speaking english cuz the langauge here is chinese,so do prepare studying from where you are or come to China and have a 3 month chinese language for daily communication before starting your rotation, you will have good apartment,alot of friends, good support and attention from everyone but you will have problem with the language!its a good experience though,so be prepared guys.
  8. w a n g

    w a n g blarg 7+ Year Member

    Apr 19, 2007
    i can speak mandarin, only no reading or writing. guess that doesnt help too much huh?
  9. dia009

    dia009 2+ Year Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    pumc has one i think.. 8 weeks.
    it certainly has one with ucsf and harvard.
    but with other schools, i'm not sure how it works.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2008
  10. DocTrek

    DocTrek Banned 2+ Year Member

    Aug 2, 2009
    Does not knowing Chinese a big hurdle in having rotation in China for American medical students; also anyone knows of any English speaking hospitals?
  11. jerryjr36

    jerryjr36 Member 5+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Yes it's a major problem if you can't be fluent in Chinese. As for English speaking hospitals, u can try 'United Family' hospital, which is located in Beijing.
  12. Anae


    Mar 23, 2010

    I do not know about Beijing, but there is an internship program in Shanghai (at the Shanghai East Hospital) open to international students.
    All information about the internship is available at the Website of the Education Office.

    Hope this helps...
  13. inndiera


    Apr 3, 2010
    Hi Anae:

    Thank you for the info on this program. I was wondering have you done this elective or know more info about this. I see it's geared towards German students. If I wouldlike to do the surgery elective, will they let me do hands on stuff, such as assist in surgeries?

    I am a 4th year med student from Canada by the time my elective comes up in Sept.


  14. Icycloud23


    Jun 24, 2010
    New Zealand
    I am also very keen on doing elective in China (preferably Beijing) in middle of next year!:)
    Does anyone know any places for elective in Beijing other than Peking University??
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
  15. unsung

    unsung 7+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2007
    Bump. Any info??
  16. yieyop


    Sep 24, 2010

    I'm also interested in this program and planning to join it next year in July :) Now, I'm in the 3rd year. I'm not sure whether the program is really taught in English or not.
  17. wizzy001


    Nov 20, 2014
    Hi, I know this was posting a long time ago. But any information about the internship program at shanghai east hosp and how good it is for interns that cant speak chinese

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