Wilson Medical Exchange
The Wilson Medical Exchange is a 3 or 4-week winter or summer professional and cultural exchange program to the U.S. for university medical students.
During the program, students will interact with professionals in hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities to gain a better understanding of the western healthcare system and to experience careers they are interested in pursuing.
Participants will live with individual host families to experience daily life and culture in an American home. In addition, there will be opportunities to visit local tourist attractions, participate in volunteer activities and join in English discussion groups.
With the Wilson Medical Exchange, we hope to compliment the knowledge students acquire in university classrooms by providing practical, professional experience in an environment that expands the students’ global understanding and enhances their English communicative skills.
Upon graduation, we hope students will enter society equipped with the knowledge, skills and character that lead to successful careers and vibrant communities.
- Experience mentoring by U.S. doctors and healthcare professionals
- Explore a variety of medical and healthcare occupations and facilities
- Learn the latest trends in medicine and healthcare
- Broaden understanding of medical and healthcare social and ethical issues
- Learn new methods of patient care
Robert O. Wilson
The Wilson Medical Exchange was named in honor of Robert O. Wilson, the American doctor who stayed in Nanjing to help Chinese people during the 1937 Japanese invasion. We hope that those students who participate in the Wilson Medical Exchange will learn to emulate Dr. Wilson’s bravery and sacrifice, and be remembered for saving many lives and contributing to the health of society.
Our Winter 2020 Wilson Medical Exchange (WME) program completed about a month ago. Despite the challenges introduced by COVID-19, most participants were able to complete the program. Some medical facilities imposed restrictions on international visitors. In those cases, our US hosts got creative in finding ways to provide our participants valuable knowledge and experience during […]
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