This program is desiged for International medical student with a certain level of medical knowledge and now is currently studying in universities for a degree in Medicine. Every student who comes to SAHZU will be assigned a qualified and supportive doctor who can speak good English, and work along with him/her in everyday ward rounds or clinic consultation. What you are going to learn here will give you a new perspective to your views on global healthcare.Over the past 3 years, a total of over 80 international medical students from internationally renowned medical schools such as UCLA, Brown University, Charite-Medical University of Berlin etc., have completed their elective programs or internship at SAHZU.


If you are accepted in the program, we will offer you:

1. A tailor designed studying schedule that will place you in one or more specialties based on your learning objectives

2. A team of inspirational and English speaking doctors that will take you to work along with them in ward rounds or clinics and are keen to answer your questions

3. Lectures about Chinese healthcare system

4. Possible extra activities such as workshops or seminar with other Chinese medical students depending on the specialty you choose

5. White coats and a hospital ID card that gives you access to most of hospital’s public facilities such as library, gym and canteen.

6. An apartment for rent at a lower-than-market price

7. Support on visa application

8. A program completion certificate when the program finishes


We hope whoever applys  for this program is a student who is/has:

1. Currently studying at universities for a degree in Medicine and have completed at least 2 years of medical studies

2. Clear objectives to this program and open minded about different culture

3. A basic knowledge of China and Chinese culture

4. A certain level of either Chinese or English language ability


How to Apply

If you want to apply for this program, please submit the following materials to the International Affairs Office via at least 3 months prior to proposed program dates. Please note that the right to accept students into the program remains with the hospital.

1. Exchange Application Form 

2. One profile picuture

3. Personal CV

4. Application form, with detailed description of learning objectives

5. Health proof within 3 months prior to the visit, including negative proof of TB (PPD test report or chest X ray report)

6. Two recommendation letters, if no exchange agreement signed between SAHZU/Zhejiang University and the applicant’s home institute

7. Academic transcript or letter of good standing stating the applicant’s curriculum and performance at classes

8. BLS/ACLS certificate


Recommended departments: General Surgery, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Neurology, Neurosurgery. If there are other preferred specialties, please consult with the International Affairs Office via before submitting your application.

*Please note if the applicant has no BLS/ACLS certificate or cannot provide proof of having been trained for CPR, he or she will be required to take CPR training course at SAHZU before entering the program. 

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