Finishing exchange (practical training) in BeiJing

Overall my experiences in Peking Union Medical College Hospital was wonderful! My goals and objectives were to experience and learn professional communication with patients, colleges and physicians, as well as improving my clinical skills.  After ten weeks of clinical training here in Beijing, I believe that I have reached my learning goals and objectives. My recommendations: If…

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Operating theater in PUMCH

Operating theaters in PUMCH is huge. There is one surgical building which consists of three floors as operating theaters. Forty-eight operating rooms are included in the surgical building, in which eight operating rooms are for emergency operations. Eighteen operating rooms are in the internal medicine department. There are approximately 160 to 240 operations done here…

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Intensive Care Unit, Day 1

Intensive care unit in Peking Union Medical College Hospital is divided into internal medicine ICU and surgical ICU. In addition, Surgical ICU consists of ward one, two and three. I will be continuing my clinical training at surgical ward two for the following four weeks. Surgical ICU ward two consists of 18 patients’ beds, it is…

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one week before departure (March, 2015)

It is now less than a week before my departure. I am getting excited and nervous at the same time. I am nervous about my professional language use or vocabulary. I might have trouble communicating with colleges and patients in a professional manner because some of the professional medical words in Chinese are not familiar…

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