Medical Student in China

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Healthcare Program – China

3 Months
1 Position

Third-year Medical Student


  • Locations: Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China
  • Application Deadline: Now accepting applications
  • Orientation: Virtual and on-site
  • Departure Date: Varies
  • Return Date: Varies
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Are you a medical student and have a desire to learn and practice in China?

Spend three months in our Medical Student in China Program and leverage your growing skills and compassion to serve others!

IDEAS works directly with a non-profit organization that for 20 years has been promoting better health care through the provision of clinical services, health education, and research in Shanxi Province, China. Expatriate doctors, along with their Chinese colleagues, provide clinical care in out-patient departments of local hospitals, along with medical education for doctors and medical students. A majority of the patients they serve are poor and needy.

Through shadowing a doctor, the qualified medical student will be able to gain firsthand experience of how the medical system works in China, the unique challenges and opportunities of working in China, and the unique medical problems of Chinese medicine.

Mandarin Chinese language ability is required.

  • Must speak Mandarin Chinese
  • Third year medical student
  • Flexible and teachable attitude

$4,800 (for three months)


  • Program costs are based on a single person and include food, in-country transportation, housing and program development expenses.
  • Required expenses that are not included in the Program Cost include round trip airfare, international insurance, visa costs and cell phone capabilities.
  • Discretionary expenses include personal expenses and spending money.
  • Fundraising coaching and training is available for an additional $700.

All program costs are an approximation and are subject to change.

Enhance your medical school experience and spend three months in China!

As a medical student in this program, you will have the ability to treat and care for patients who often have never had access to healthcare. You will also hone your growing medical skills as you shadow experienced physicians and learn how the Chinese healthcare system works.

You will also have the opportunity to explore the diverse culture and rich history of China! You will experience new sights, sounds and flavors, and develop life-long friendships. You will not only enhance your professional expertise but you will also grow in your ability to love and serve others.

Go because your skills are needed and valued.

Go because you are ready to take that next step in your professional and personal journey.

Go because this is what you were born to do!

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