Exchange Conditions of IFMSA-China

Working Conditions
Languages
English
(Excellent)
Required
Chinese
(Good)
Not Required
Languages Remarks
  • Chinese (Good or above level) is required for incomings to Tongji Medical College if your desired exchange department is Traditional Chinese Medicine. 
Clerkship Type
- Clinical Clerkship
A clinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a clinical department of a hospital or clinic, such as Dermatology and Pediatrics.
Required level of studies
It is recommended that you should have finished at least one of the subjects that you choose as your departments.
Graduated students allowed
yes

Even if accepted by the hosting country, students must be still enrolled in university by the time the Application Form is sent.
Clerkship Duration
4 weeks, 8 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
Casual
What to Bring
- White coat
- Stethoscope
- Reflex Hammer
Academic Quality
  • Academic Quality logbook is required for ALL incomings and need to be completed to obtain the exchange certificate.
  • At least 90% attendence is required by the local committee of Tongji Medical College and Xiangya School of Medicine, Or, we are sorry that we may not issue the certificate.
  • Night shifts depend on your tutor.
Nightshifts
yes
Special Remarks
Doctors and medical students in China work under pressure and for extra hours sometimes. It might be hard for the incomings to adjust to, but we expect you could fit in. :)
Towns
Calendar

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Cities Remarks
Calendar Remarks
  • We only accept incomings in natural/calendar month. Please pay attention to the start and end date of your desired exchange period when filling the AF. 
Disciplines
Disciplines

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Disciplines Remarks
  • Available disciplines:

Peking Union Medical College: 
Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Gynecology / Obstetrics, Hematology, Immunology, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Plastic Surgery, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Urology

Xiangya School of Medicine: 
Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Dermatovenerology, Genetics, Geriatrics, Gynecology / Obstetrics, Hematology, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Invasive Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Noninvasive Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Internal Medicine-Rheumatology, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neurology, Nuclear Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics-Cardiology, Paediatrics-Neurosurgery, Paediatrics-Pneumology, Paediatrics-Surgery, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Hand Surgery, Surgery-Head and Neck Surgery, Surgery-Maxillo-facial Surgery, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Plastic Surgery, Surgery-Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Surgery-Thoracic Surgery, Surgery-Transplantation Surgery, Surgery-Vascular Surgery, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Urology

Tongji Medical College:
Paediatrics-Cardiology, Paediatrics-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Hand Surgery, Surgery-Head and Neck Surgery, Surgery-Maxillo-facial Surgery, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Plastic Surgery, Surgery-Thoracic Surgery, Surgery-Vascular Surgery

Southern Medical University: 
Acupuncture, Anaesthesia, Dermatovenerology, Emergency Medicine, Gynecology / Obstetrics, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Respiratory Medicine, Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Plastic Surgery, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Traumatology, Urology


West China Medical Center: 
Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Dermatovenerology, Emergency Medicine, Epidemiology, Female Cancers, Geriatrics, Hematology, Histology, Hygiene, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Intensive and Critical Care, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Invasive Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Noninvasive Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Internal Medicine-Rheumatology, Neurology, Nuclear Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics-Surgery, Pathology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiology, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Respiratory Medicine, Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Hand Surgery, Surgery-Head and Neck Surgery, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Plastic Surgery, Surgery-Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Surgery-Thoracic Surgery, Surgery-Transplantation Surgery, Surgery-Vascular Surgery, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Urology

Medical College of Soochow University:
Acupuncture, Dermatovenerology, Gynecology / Obstetrics, Hematology, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics-Cardiology, Paediatrics-Endocrinology, Paediatrics-Neurosurgery, Paediatrics-Oncology, Paediatrics-Pneumology, Paediatrics-Surgery, Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Plastic Surgery, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Urology

Wuhan University School of Medicine:
Acupuncture, Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Female Cancers, Geriatrics, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Internal Medicine-Rheumatology, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Psychotherapy, Radiology, Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Hand Surgery, Surgery-Head and Neck Surgery, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Plastic Surgery, Surgery-Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Surgery-Thoracic Surgery, Surgery-Vascular Surgery, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Urology

Chinese Medical University:
Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Dermatovenerology, Emergency Medicine, Gynecology / Obstetrics, Hematology, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Internal Medicine-Rheumatology, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neurology, Nuclear Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics-Cardiology, Paediatrics-Endocrinology, Paediatrics-Neurosurgery, Paediatrics-Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Plastic Surgery, Surgery-Thoracic Surgery, Urology

Nanjing Medical University:
Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Noninvasive Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Internal Medicine-Rheumatology, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Radiology, Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Thoracic Surgery, Urology

If you are applying for a Public Health Exchange, please check the Public Health Exchange Internship Database with our internship proposals: CLICK HERE.

General
Pocket money
No
Boarding
- Hospital
Lodging
- Student hostel
- Host family
- Dormitory
Social Program
  • Sightseeing, tea party, taichi, etc. May be various in different LCs. For more detailed information, you can see in the Explore pages. 
Student with disabilities
No
Couples
No
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
  • 1000RMB/per month pocket money will be offered to incomings to Xiangya School of Medicine. 
Application Form
Deadline
4Months
Unilateral fee
3000 CNY
Payment details for unilateral fee
Payment is upon arrival in cash.
Visa requirements
VISA type
  • we recommend tourist VISA for incomings.

  • However, we, as an NMO may not be able to make sure what type of VISA would be required by the Chinese Embassy in different countries because it varis a lot from country to country. So for confirmed and more detailed information on VISA type and VISA application materials, please contact the Chinese embassy in your country.
  • The website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China: http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/
Invitation letters
  • We can provide Invitation letters of IFMSA database, but we can't guarantee other documents if required. Official Invitation Letters from the hospital or university may be offered depending on LC.
  • We could ONLY provide invitation letter hardcopy during March meeting every year. 
Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
  • Language certificate: Certificates with the same level of TOEFL 90+ (IELTS 5.0+, CEFR B2, etc) is required for students from non-English-speaking countries. An interview through telephone or Skype is needed if the student cannot provide such certificates.
  • Vaccination card: Please provide laboratory sheets of the following test: Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis, HIV.
  • Please be aware that we do not accept ANY graduated medical students for SCOPE of IFMSA-China.  

  • For students who would like to apply to the exchange in Tongji Medical College, please be aware that ONLY medical students with more than one-year clinical rotation experience can be accepted. 
  • For more information about the EC, please contact neo.ifmsachina@gmail.com
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Health Insurance(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 1(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Passport copy(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Photo(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Curriculum Vitae(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Language certificate(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Recommendation Letter(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Student record (Subjects passed)(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Vaccination Card(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- SCOPE Terms and Conditions(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Motivation Letter for Department 2
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 3
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 4
Format
- Card of Document
Upon Arrival documents
- Health Insurance
Format
- Paper
- Proof of Enrollment
Format
- Paper
The standard documents are the basic documents that the students are asking for and the special documents are less important, as only some Local Committees ask for them. So it's mandatory to upload the standard documents, but not the special ones. (Students do it when asked for by the LEO/NEO.)
The upon arrival documents are hard copies documents that the students are requested to take with them in the host country.”
Immunization requirements
Please provide laboratory sheets of the following test: Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis, HIV.

Insurance
Health insurance:
  • It is an insurance that will cover your medical expenses  (in case if you have to see a doctor and buy drugs on prescription) when traveling outside of your country. 
  • Please make sure that the insurance is available during your whole exchange period.
  • It is mandatory for every incoming to arrange this type of insurance yourselves in your country.
  • Please upload your insurance policy to the Card of Document before sending the Card of Comfirmation. 
Travel Insurance:
  • This insurance will cover several aspects of your traval such as medical emergency, trip interruption or cancellation, lost or stolen baggage or travel documents, and default protection.
  • We recommend every incoming to get one but this is not a mandatory requirement for incomings. 
Malpractice insurance 
  • This is not a mandatory requirement for incomings. The malpractice insurance should be arranged in your country if necessary, we do not offer malpractice insurance for individual exchange student in our country. 

Deadline
16 Weeks

Special remarks
The CoD have to be completed when the AF is sent.

Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Peking Union Medical College: 
  • 4 weeks (28 days) accommodation is provided free of charge.
  • The time may be extended for up to 5 days at the cost of the student depending on the number of spare rooms. Picking-up from the airport is provided from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Xiangya School of Medicine:
  • Lodging starts from the day before the exchange period and it can be extended for only 1 day after the exchange.
  • Picking-up from the airport or railway station is provided from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Cancellations
Deadline
12 Weeks
Special remarks
  • In case of cancellation no money will be refunded.
  • We prefer substitutions to cancellations.
Substitutions
Deadline
12 Weeks
Special remarks
  • Substitute student’s documents’ should be sent to Incoming NEO
  • Subtitutes must be for the same period and for the same LC. 
Additional Information
Update Date
10/16/2018 22:11
Validation Date
08/30/2017 00:00
Special remarks
We sincerely welcome every incoming to exchange to China and we hope that every exchange student could have a both joyful and fruitful experience in China. However, we would also like to mention that incomings are expected to take at least 80% attendance (90% attendance is required by Tongji Medical College and Xiangya School of Medicine).

Besides, we are all medical students. So we will appreciate it  if incomings would understand that we will definitely try out best to offer our help to make it more convenient for the incomings but we are not babysitter. :)