Peking University Health Science Centre, Beijing (China)
Outgoing non-elective University of Sydney students to Peking University Health Science Centre, Beijing
Number of places: Up to two University of Sydney students will be nominated to represent the Faculty under this scheme. Students undertaking their fixed elective term may also apply for the maximum two places available.
Institution: This was a new international placement opportunity in 2012 at one of the top universities in the world. Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) is located in Xueyuan Rd, Haidian District in the north-west of Beijing, a cultural area with many universities. It is in the center of the well-known Zhongguancun Hi-Tech Zone. PUHSC is part of the prestigious Peking Unviersity, a multi-disciplinary comprehensive university. PUHSC was established in 1912, and formally known as Beijing Medical University, it was incorporated into Peking University in 2000.
PUHSC offers a full range of courses for 8 specialties including basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, preventive medicine, stomatology, pharmacy, nursing, medical laboratory diagnosis and biomedical English. It has 47 accredited doctoral programs and 59 master programs. In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs, it also plays an active role in continuing education. PUHSC hosts 6 postdoctoral programs. PUHSC now has an enrolment of more than 25000 students, including 1997 doctoral students, 1891 master program students, 2890 undergraduates, 604 junior college students, 3193 adult learning program students, 502 international students, and 14123 external students.
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. PUHSC has developed 20 disciplines that have gained national recognition. Besides, it has one national key laboratory, 11 ministry-level key laboratories.
PUHSC has eight university hospitals, namely, the First School of Clinical Medicine (Beida Hospital), the Second School of Clinical Medicine (the People’s Hospital), the Third School of Clinical Medicine (the Third Hospital), Institute of Mental Health (the Sixth Hospital), School of Stomatology (the Dental Hospital), School of Oncology (Beijing Tumor Hospital), Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, Peking University Shougang Hospital. In addition, 13 hospitals in Beijing serve as teaching hospitals.
Students coming to Peking University for short term exchange programs will have clinical observation in one of the eight university hospitals.
Language: Some Manadarin Chinese will be helpful but is not essential for 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.
General enquiries for University of Sydney students:
Học Mãi - Australia VietNam Medical Foundation
Office for Global Health
Sydney Medical School
Academic-related enquiries for University of Sydney students:
Professor Merrilyn Walton
Associate Dean (International)
Sydney Medical School