YuYu 2015 China

Nursing student final clinical training in Peking Union Medical College Hospital, BeiJing China.

Monthly Archives: March 2015

Know more about BeiJing, China

When you are doing your clinical training in BeiJing, please don’t forget to have FUN, ENJOY the authentic Chinese food(HOT POT, PEKING DUCK), and explore Chinese culture. BeiJing is one of the four ancient cities of China, which was established over 3000 years ago. BeiJing is one of the unique city with population of 21 million. The historical culture and buildings of this city are well preserved, and with the development of the world, BeiJing is also one of the fastest development city in China. The historical preserved attractions and the modern style make BeiJing a unique and interesting city for you to explore. (Note: Pictures were downloaded from google. )

The Bird's nest Beijing Olympic Stadium

The birds nest Olympic Stadium in BeiJing


The great wall of China[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_25" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Beijing_Olympics, 2008 Night-with light view








The forbidden city

National Stadium in BeiJing

Water Cube for Olympics

The Summer Palace in BeJing

Temple of Heaven

Orientation Day and First Day at the Emergency Department

Orientation Day

My first day was mainly focused on orientation, introduction, figure out timetable, welcome dinner and how to get around in the hospital. PUMCH is big, NO, actually it is HUGE. The total construction area is approximately 530,000 square meters. The tutors and teachers are amazingly thoughtful, they come to take me from my apartment to the hospital to get me uniform and showed me around in the history of museum exhibition building of PUMCH, other departments, wards, and cafeterias. My apartment is 10 minutes away from the hospital by walking.


First Day at the Emergency Department

Busy! Busy! Busy!  There were about 300 patients at the “triage nursing working station” of emergency department from 12 am  until 5 pm. Don’t be surprises! They have approximately 450 patients everyday on average. They consider that under 400 patients are not too busy and sometimes the number may reach up to 600. The emergency department is 24 hours available for their clients.

The emergency department has six units, including triage, resuscitation unit, emergency intensive care unit , emergency of international department, ward, and observing room. The triage nursing working station has two nurses working there take basic vital signs (BP, O2, Temperature) and ask the some basic information (reason to come to the hospital, pain, location of pain, medication) , and they are responsible for designating patients to the correct doctors. It is a not so organized, however, they are amazingly efficient.

There were all types of patients with different emergency needs or non-emergency needs. It was an amazing day for me as a student to see how everything works. I will be placed in six units for a day for the first week and choose two units for staying for my following two weeks.


The history exhibition of PUMCH. Founded in 1921 by Rockefeller Foundation.


The nursing uniform. Ms: Ying Liu


One area of the historical museum.


The model of PUMCH. As you can see, the whole block is the hospital area.


Welcome dinner HaiDiLao Hotpot with other colleges.


The half spicy and half non-spicy hot pot.


Delicious vegetables and fruits.


Time to eat! It was DELICIOUS!


All the nurses,and teachers are extremely friendly and kind to me. I am  enjoying here so far.


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 to me.

Cheer up YuYu!:D How bad is going to be? My Chinese should be a little better than my Finnish. LOL 😀 The funniest thing is that I am a Chinese citizen doing my practice in China BUT I am representing as a Finnish student.(Because I am a student from Finnish university)

I contacted my international coordinator through email, it seems that everything is getting ready for me. A nice apartment near the hospital which is located in the center of BeiJing is prepared for me with internet. My timetable of first week is planned and scheduled. Everything is planned as I wished for. My final clinical training will be four-hundred hours in ten weeks. So far it is scheduled as three weeks in Emergency Room, three weeks in Intensive Care Unit and last four weeks in the Operating Theater. The coordinator of the host institution is very thoughtful, since she puts the first three days as my observation days in three departments, which gives me a general idea of my practice for the entire ten weeks.

I hope that I will learn as much as possible during this ten weeks and will continue share my experiences here.
Attached below is my first week timetable:

Finnish student clinical observation schedule in 2015
Student Name You Chen
School Jyvaskyla University of Applied Sciences
Hospital Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Period Mar.23rd — May. 29th (6 days’ work per week)
Date Time Contents Place Liaison person
3-23 (W1) 19:55PM Landing, Meet at the airport, Accommodation Beijige Dormitory
3-24 (W2) 9:30AM Orientation (brief introduction of the hospital, east campus of the hospital, hospital exhabition hall, the plan of the clinical practice, etc.) Check in. Department of Nursing Guo Na
3-24 (W2) 6PM Welcome dinner
3-25 (W3)– 4-11 (W6) 8:00AM–5:00PM Clinical Observation-Emergency Room North Building Shi Donglei 3w
4-13 (W1)– 5-2(W6) 8:00AM–5:00PM Clinical Observation-Intensive Care Unit ICU ward 2 Li Zunzhu 3w
5-4 (W1)– 5-29 (W5) 8:00AM–5:00PM Clinical Observation-Operating Theater Surgical Building Qiuju Cui 4w
Check out,Farewell Dinner Department of Nursing