Experiential Health Seminar
July 2, 2019 - July 27, 2019
NOTE: Current dates are approximate. Check back in January for exact dates.
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.
See here for a description of the accommodations available for this program: http://iso.fudan.edu.cn/en/house.htm
The CLIC scholarship will cover a double room or a room in the supplementary buiilding but you will have to pay extra to get a single room.
If this program is not available at your university, contact your home university CLIC liaison and see if they can add it!