Medical and Health Care Internships in Shanghai

In terms of health care challenges, Shanghai is dealing with the impact of air pollution, a rapidly aging population and an ever-increasing level of obesity in children. As a medical and health care intern, you will find both research-based and clinical health care internship opportunities are available. Medical research projects may include assessing the impact of the H1N1 Pandemic and researching rare diseases. Shanghai medical internship opportunities also exist to attend ward rounds, observe surgeries and help with immunizations in local communities. Medical and health care interns in Shanghai will have the opportunity to be intimately involved in this rapidly changing medical environment.

Within our network of hospitals, public health research institutes and clinics in Shanghai, opportunities in fields such as physical therapy, nursing, occupational therapy and speech pathology can also be found. Naturally, Shanghai also provides an opportunity to learn more about the many traditional Chinese medical practices in existence in addition to standard Western medicine practices. Medical internships in Shanghai also come with the benefit of being able to enjoy a thriving urban environment of one of the world’s largest cities.

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Joshua Maclin

Neuroscience Medical Intern | Shanghai
Earlham College

As part of the 2018 class from Earlham College, I interned in the Geriatric Ward of a Mental Health Center. I wrote a systematic review of four types of dementia: Frontotemporal lobe dementia, Vascular Dementia, Alzheimer's, and dementia with Lewy Bodies.

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Alex Abelkis

Health Care Intern | Shanghai
Earlham College

During my internship in Shanghai, I learned so much about who I am and what I value. I am currently a senior at Earlham College and hope to go into nursing after I graduate. I was welcomed by the hospital community with open arms and was lucky to learn about many facets of the Chinese medical system.

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Carleton College Student

Health Care Intern | Shanghai
Carleton College

My internship was a combination of shadowing doctors and nurses and observing surgeries. I am grateful I got to live and work in such an interesting city!

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Nahom Zwede

Heath Care Intern | Shanghai
Earlham College

Working with physicians and other staff members at one of the most famous international hospitals in Shanghai, China has helped me grow as an individual and gave me a clear vision of what practicing medicine is like. It is mainly because of this experience that I am now able to finally say that medicine is definitely the career path I want to take.

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Joy Onyeanu

Medical and Public Health Intern | Shanghai
Carleton College

During the eight weeks I spent in China doing my medical internship in Shanghai, I formed amazing relationships with the doctors, staff, and other hospital interns, as well as with my Connect-123 peers. Every day was like waking up to a new adventure! I’ve learned so much about myself.

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