Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Global Health

Peking University - Beijing, China

Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) is located in Xueyuan Rd., Haidian District, a cultural area of Beijing with many university campuses. It is in the center of the well-known Zhong Guan Cun Hi-Tech Zone. PUHSC is a well-structured, multi-disciplined comprehensive medical education palace with a long history.

PUHSC offers a full range of courses for eight specialties including basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, preventive medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, medical laboratory diagnosis and biomedical English. It has 47 accredited doctoral programs and 59 master’s degree programs. In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs, it also plays an active role in continuing education. PUHSC hosts six postdoctoral programs.

PUHSC has six schools, namely, School of Basic Medical Sciences, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Distance Education, and Faculty of Foundation Education. (source: PUHSC website)

Length of Rotation: Four weeks

Location: Beijing, China

Language Requirement: Mandarin is preferred but not required

Student level: M4s

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Rotation Areas: Oncology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Cardiology

Rotation Details:
FSM students are given the unique opportunity to rotate in their Oncology wards at Peking University’s affiliated teaching hospitals where an integrated approach to cancer treatment has been adopted using both western techniques and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Students may also participate in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Cardiology rotations, and Peking University does its best to match FSM students with attendings who speak English.

Helpful Links:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization Country Profile
US State Department

Accommodations and Living Expenses:
Accomodation unfortunately is not available in Peking's dormitories.  Accommodations are available at Master Inn Beijing where rooms cost approximately $25-30 / night for double-occupancy.  Local Chinese food is inexpensive and meals can be purchased for under $5 per meal but foreign-style food is more expensive in the $15-20 range.  Public transporation for buses and trains costs less than $1 per ride.  Some students have had success renting an apartment but you will need local family or friends in Beijing to assist.

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For More Information:
Daniel Young
Center for Global Health
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
645. N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1058
Chicago, IL 60611
d-young@northwestern.edu