Final Year Rotation (PJ)
Chinese Foreign Student Program

Final Year Rotation Program


After arrival at the airport in Shanghai, each student has to clear immigrations, pick up their baggage and pass through customs. The Shanghai Pudong Airport is located about 20 miles from the center of Shanghai.
There are several ways to continue travel to the Education Center:
  • By Taxi: A trip by taxi will cost about 300 -350 RMB and will take approximately 1-2 hours, depending on the current traffic situation. To help you reach the Education Office, you can prepare a printout of the card provided in the Download section.
  • By Maglev and subway: The famous Meglev train is one of the fastest ways to reach Shanghai. With a top speed of 430 km/hour, the train will take you in a few minutes to its final station at LongYang Station. From there, you can either take a taxi (Warning: Only accept metered taxi fares, do not accept fixed prices without running meter!) or thake the green subway line No. 2 to DongChang Road station.
  • By Subway: Pudong Airport is connected to Shanghai via the subway line number 2 (Green line). The ride from Airport Pudong to  the DongChang Road station takes approximately 75 minutes.
  • After arrival, every student will have to register with their address at the local police station within 2 days. Please ask our student volunteers in case there are any difficulties.

General information

The Education Office established a Final Year Rotation Program for international, in particular German, medical students. The minimum length of the program is 8 weeks and the length of stay can be extended as needed. The department which are currently offering this program are Surgery, Internal Medicine and Anesthesia. Since the teaching language is English, an excellent command of the English language is a prerequisite.
Chinese language skills will be of benefit, but are not required.

Rotation Schedule

The different rotation stations during an 8 week long PJ-internship are, similar to German hospital rotations, parts of one single speciality, depending on which the student decides. Depending on the program choice, the plan is altered (e.g. work in the OR or surgical specialties).

Day 1: Orientation

To provide the students an easy start, the first day of the internship begins with an orientation. Every student will be shown around all relevant facilities, such as the wards, the operation theater, the outpatient clinic, the Shanghai East International Medical Center (SEIMC), etc.
Additionally, each student is provided with her/his official hospital ID. A doctors-coat can be purchased for the price of 300 CNY from the hospital, if needed.

Month 1 & 2

Starting on the second day, the students will report every day to their assigned wards and attend the Morning Meeting and Morning Rounds together with their assigned tutors. During rounds, they will have the chance to familiarize themselves with the current patients and their medical histories. During the daily rotation, our students can learn practical skills on the wards (e.g. wound dressing) and watch or even assist in surgeries in the OR. We strive to not only have our students taught medical knowledge, but also get our students involved in the daily routine and differences of the Chinese Medical system.
We expect from the students to become familiar with select patients and to prepare a thorough Case-Review to present the doctoral staff on the ward. These Case Reviews should not only give a detailed medical overview of the patient, but also show the differences and common aspects of the medical practice in China and abroad.
As everywhere, the individual program and its quality depends partly on the engagement of the individual student, especially when it comes to practical work with patients.

Time Task Place
7:30 am Morning Meeting Ward
8:00 am Morning Round Ward
9:00 am Patient Care Ward,Treatment Room
10:00 am Surgery asissting or observing
Attendance of special courses
Operation Theater
Various Locations
12:00 am Lunch Cafeteria
1:00 pm Patient Care Ward
2:00 pm Attendance of Tutorials / Lectures
Preparation of Case Presentations
Library / Computer Lab
4:00 pm Finish


On the last day of the internship, you can collect your papers in Prof. Zhao's office or at the Education Office. The issuance of your certificates will only be possible after the payment of all fee's and after you have filled out and handed in our feedback form.  Please also return any items you may have been entrusted with (eg. locker keys, books, etc.) upon picking up your certificates.