Experiential Health Seminar
June 26 - July 27
Shanghai is home to an integrated mix of traditional and Western medicine. In this program you’ll investigate the industry for yourself through hands-on field placements at notable medical institutions.
The China Health Experiential Seminar takes place both in the classroom and out in the field. Students will volunteer two half-days per week at a variety of distinguished hospitals and clinics, getting a true look at China’s public health system. Sites include the Children’s Hospital of Shanghai, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, and Natural Path Academy. You’ll experience a wide range of medical practices to expand your understanding of public health.
Back in the classroom you’ll learn about the medicalization of America and China. With each topic, students will review various ethnographic case studies that examine changing values and rituals in medicine. Throughout the program you’ll refine your observational, research, and reporting skills and keep a field journal of your experiences.
The bustling metropolis of Shanghai provides opportunity to study how the public health system tackles issues like gentrification, rural-urban migration, and health risks posed by a high-density population. Students will also look at the influence of ancient Chinese customs including ancestor worship and filial obligations.
In just one month, this program will add invaluable international perspective – plus real-world experiences – to your medical studies.
Program Specific Eligibility Requirements
Open to students of all backgrounds.
See the How to Apply page for general CLIC eligibility criteria.
Apply with your home university to receive your travel grant.
Complete an application with the China Scholarship Council.
Once your CSC application has been verified, you will be nominated to the program.
Travel grant deadlines vary for Canadian universities. Check with your home university CLIC contact.
March 6th for the China Scholarship Council.
See here for a description of the accommodations available for this program: http://iso.fudan.edu.cn/en/house.htm
Humanities and Social Science Building
220 Han Dan Road
Shanghai, P. R. China 200433
+86-21-55665470, +86-21-65107274 (fax)
If this program is not available at your university, contact your home university CLIC liaison and see if they can add it!