The Nursing and Medical Student Rotation Exchange Program
In pursuit of building relationships and enhancing collaboration between the Chinese and American medical academic communities, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has been participating in an exchange of medical and nursing students with Chinese medical schools.
UNMC’s Asia Pacific Rim Development Program began a student exchange with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) School of Medicine in 2005. Each year, UNMC sends up to six third-year medical students to SJTU for a month of clinical training sessions. The SJTU also sends six third-year medical students to UNMC in return for three months of clinical rotations. Since 2005, a similar exchange for students in the nursing programs has taken place between the two universities. Each university has four nursing students participating in the exchange for one month of nursing training.
In 2010, UNMC added another university to their exchange program when they signed an agreement with Tongji University. Medical students of Tongji University come to UNMC for rounds of summer clinical rotations.
This partnership between American and Chinese medical schools has provided the students of the exchange the opportunity to greatly enrich their training and their world perspective. Partnerships like these can only continue to promote further collaboration between researchers, students, and faculty around world in their shared pursuit of advanced knowledge and improved healthcare.