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  • Locations: Qingdao, China; Wuhan, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Auburn applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program College/School: College of Sciences and Mathematics
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term AU Faculty Leader(s): Min Zhong, ZHONGMI@auburn.edu
Majors Eligible: Pre-Health Majors Click here for a definition of this term Student Level: JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 2.25 Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Physical/Environmental Considerations: Extensive walking, Stairs, Train transportation
Program Description:

Pre-Health Shadowing an Medical Research Program in China

Google Map of China

PROGRAM OVERVIEW 

The program is designed for students who wish to work in the medical and health sciences fields. It offers three credit hours with two weeks of valuable pre-health shadowing and medical research activities in China. Students will visit a nationally recognized hospital shadowing doctors and nurses of various disciplines, and two nationally top-ranked universities experiencing cutting-edge medical researches and academic exchange activates. The main activities will include shadowing in surgery, ultrasound examination, and outpatient clinic; participating in research seminars of reproductive medicine and marine drug development; as well as academic communication with local students. The students will receive at least 20 hours of shadowing, 40 hours of medical research experience, plus over 10 hours of academic exchange activity. The program will provide students with a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the different medical systems in the world, further increase their awareness of the health care system, and help them better prepare for their careers. 

Two cultural excursions to the Great Wall in Beijing and the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an will be offered during the study trip. This wonderful cross-cultural immersion experience will not only enhance students’ understanding of traditional Chinese culture but also promote their cultural awareness and intelligence. A minimum understanding of the Chinese language/communication ability is recommended but not required.

Medical Shadowing in Lab

ELIGIBILITY 

Eligible participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed 30+ credit hours prior to program start date. 
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of at least 2.5
  • All majors welcome, but student must have a demonstrated academic interest in health-related career or professional school.
    • Preference will be given to student who have already successfully taken some BIOL or CHEM courses.
  • Demonstrated maturity and interest in a field of healthcare.
  • Students will travel during the Summer 2020 and be enrolled in SCMH 5940 (3 credits) during the Fall 2020 term. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

There will be extensive walking (6-11 miles) specifically on two cultural excursions to the Great Wall in Beijing and the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. Please consult with the faculty director if physical accommodations are needed, as housing arrangements and training instructors would need to be notified and confirmed in advance. Participants must be able to carry own luggage. Please consider that allergies and specific dietary requirements may be difficult to accommodate and may significantly limit dining options. 

IMPORTANT DATESBig Goose Pagoda

Summer 2020
  • 25 June 2020: Students depart to China
  • 26 June 2020: Start date on location
  • 10 July 2020: End date on location
  • 11 July 2020: Students may return back to the US
  • 17 August 2020: Date Auburn (on-campus) classes begin
  • 11 December 2020: Date classes and examinations end
COURSES

Students will travel during the Summer 2020 and be enrolled in SCMH 5940: Global Study / Travel in Sciences and Mathematics (3 credits) during the Fall 2020 term. 

The main activities will include shadowing in surgery, ultrasound examination, and outpatient clinic; participating in research seminars of reproductive medicine and marine drug development; as well as academic communication with local students. The students will receive at least 20 hours of shadowing, 40 hours of medical research experience, plus over 10 hours of academic exchange activity. The program will provide students with a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the different medical systems in the world, further increase their awareness of the health care system, and help them better prepare for their careers. 

Cultural Activities in China















PROGRAM COSTS

The estimated program fee is $4,646 .Download a copy of the Estimated Student Budget Summer 2020

Included: 3-credit hours, all meals, housing, emergency travel/health insurance, excursions, airport transfer in China
Not included: Airfare, passport cost (approximately $150), visa, personal expenses. 


Payment Schedule:Lab Experiment

  • 21 February 2020: Application Deadline
  • 27 March 2020: First payment appears on eBill
  • 3 April 2020: First payment due $2,323
  • 17 April 2020: Second Payment appears on eBill
  • 24 April 2020: Second Payment due $2,323


Note: Participant interviews with Program Director held 24 February - 13 March. Accepted students must commit to program by 20 March.  

Withdrawal Notice

  • Students should note that withdrawal from the program after acceptance and payment of the program fee may result in financial penalties.
  • Students suspended or dismissed from the program for disciplinary or academic reasons after the start of the program are not eligible for any refund of fees.

HOUSING

Students will be housed in 4-star hotels or similar. All housing is within 15 minute walk from the shadowing hospital or the university. On-site faculty/staff are housed in same hotel. Students will use public transportation (bus, taxi, train) to commute to their respective shadowing locations. 

LOCATION

Qingdao, China
Qingdao, in China’s eastern Shandong province, is a port city of skyscrapers, parks and beaches bordering the Yellow Sea. Notable sites in the Shinan District include Protestant and Catholic churches, plus Huashi Lou and Qingdao Guest House, mansions built in the style of German castles. 

Wuhan, China

Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei Province, is actually three cities rolled into one. Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang, which are divided by the Yangtze and Hanjing Rivers, make up the "Wuhan Three Towns." The city, with a history of 3,500 years, holds an important place in the country's military, economic and political development. It is also a major transportation hub in central China. The most famous attractions in Wuhan include Yellow Crane Tower, Guiyuan Temple, East Lake and the Provincial Museum.


EXCURSIONSTerracotta Warriors
  • Visit to the Forbidden City
  • Visit the Ocean University of China
  • Tour Marine Organism Museum 
  • Qingdao Pier, May 4 Square and Signal Hill
  • Terracotta Warriors
  • Big Goose Pagoda
  • Ancient City Wall
  • Wuhan city tour
    • Yellow Crane Tower
    • Hubei Museum
    • East Lake
 

PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible.

If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.

Entry & Exit:

  • Obtain a visa prior to arrival and have a passport with at least six months' validity remaining. The lack of either will result in a fine and immediate deportation.
  • Apply for a ten-year multiple entry visa, useful for repeated travel or trips to Hong Kong or Macau with returns to China.
  • You must have a valid visa to exit China and you must leave China before the expiration of the listed duration of stay. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Dr. Min Zhong at zhongmi@auburn.edu

 




This program is currently not accepting applications.