Fudan Medical School, Shanghai (China)


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Outgoing University of Sydney medical students to Fudan Medical School in Shanghai

Number of places: Up to two University of Sydney fixed term elective students will be nominated to represent the Faculty under this scheme. Non-elective students may also apply for the maximum two places available.

Institution: The medical school at Fudan University was formerly known as Shanghai 1st Medical University until it merged in April 2000. Shanghai Medical University was established in 1927 and is one of the top medical schools in China. You will be based at one of the teaching hospitals of Fudan University in Shanghai. These are likely to be either Huashan or Zhongshan Hospitals.

The Sydney Medical School has a number of active collaborations with Fudan Medical School, particularly in General Practice and Public Health (especially tobacco control and child and maternal health). Interested students are encouraged to read about our collaborations on these pages of our website.

Language: Some Mandarin Chinese would be helpful but not essential to this placement. Information on language courses available through the University of Sydney can be found at our Resources pages.

Duration: The placement can be 4–8 weeks duration.

Other: We will be updating the Impressions section of this site with student experiences soon. Interested students are advised to check this section for updates.

Applying: Please consult these pages for details on applying for a placement and scholarship support.

Resources: Our resources pages provide some valuable material on your health and safety and on some of the medical conditions and environments you may come across while on placement.

For further enquries contact us.

Incoming Fudan medical students to University of Sydney

Students from Fudan Medical School will be selected to spend 4-8 weeks at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, one of the main teaching hospitals of the University of Sydney.

It is suggested that interested students from Fudan should browse through the following websites to become familiar with the City of Sydney and the Sydney Medical School.


Information about Australia’s Health can be found at www.aihw.gov.au

We also have some Impressions from students of their experiences in Sydney.

Please consult the visitor’s guide on the Office for Global Health web pages for useful information about living in Sydney.

For further information about both types of placements, contact: