Sydney Medical School welcomes exchange students from Shanghais Jiao Tong University

6th July 2009

Exchange students

Ms Yu Qi and Mr Kong Yibin, junior medical students from Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Medicine arrived this week to commence their seven week exchange at the University of Sydney Medical School.

“Shanghai Jiao Tong is one of our major partners in China”, says Manager of International Relations with China for the Medical School, Louise Freckelton. “Each year we receive four medical students from Shanghai Jiao Tong and they host four students of ours. Such exchanges allow students form both our universities to gain broader exposure to the different health systems, burden of disease and teaching methods offered in our two countries. It is as enriching experience both medically and educationally”.

Ms Yu and Mr Kong will be undertaking the respiratory block of instruction. The program of exchange with Shanghai Jiao Tong University commenced in 2008 and Ms Yu and Mr Kong are the third cohort of Shanghai students to participate in this program.

“The Sydney Medical School is committed to providing medical students with the opportunity to internationalise their study experience”, says Associate Dean (International) and Director of the Office for Global Health, Dr Lyndal Trevena. “We have developed a number of exchange opportunities for our students with key partners such as Shanghai Jiao Tong in China, with Columbia and Cornell Universities in the US, with Mc Master in Canada and with Karolinska in Sweden to name a few.”

Louise Freckelton
July 2009

The Office for Global Health website provides more information on the international experiences available to Sydney Medical School students and for students from key partner institutions.