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연세대학교 의과대학
  • 방문대학 및 학과 Shanghai Jiao Tong Unversity School of Medicine
  • 방문기간 2019/07/31 ~ 2019/08/16

I had a chance to study in Shanghai Sixth People's hospital, endocrinology department. The host university designated a resident doctor as a peer student and a professor as a supervisor. Every morning I followed professor's instruction to observe clinical practices for patients for about 1 hour each days. I couldn't speak Chinese, so my peer student translated what is going on, and she taught me diagnosis criteria for many endocrinology diseases while explaining patients' status. I could learn many specific information about Chinese endocrinology diseases especially for diabetes and hypertension patients.

It was my first time to observe clinical practices in a hospital. It was fascinating experience for me to observe clinics in foreign country. Luckily, my peer student was a very nice doctor, so I could learn many things because she taught me a lot with kindness explanation. Also I had chance to talk to medical students in Shanghai Jiaotong University College of Medicine. I asked them what is the major issues and concerns for medical students in China, and how the Chinese education for medical students is different from the one in Korea. I could conclude that medical system in China has many similar aspects from the medical system in Korea but the most different thing was that their primary care was not very activated so that there were unbearably a lot of patients in tertiary hospital outpatient department. 

Every morning I participated lectures held in the hospital for every doctors in endocrinology department. The lectures were in Chinese so I couldn't understand perfectly, but I could recognize a few English keywords and diagrams for medical circumstances. The way how they give presentations was very similar to the one in Korea.  

It was a great opportunity for me to participate in lectures held for Chinese doctors. I could learn how they perceive new medical knowledge and cutting-edge medical findings. They were taking turns to give presentation for each other about specific area they major. The cheif of the department had a creed that every doctors in the hospital should learn at least one thing everyday. I respected their passion about learning new things and it was a great experience.

I was fascinated about seeing the world through standing on the shoulders of the giant, breaking the stereotypes stacked while studying in Korea. I don't have a passion about being a doctor after graduation, instead I want to become a global leader running my own company. In the future, therefore I definitely want to study abroad and learn about the world outside of Korea, to broaden my viewpoint and to promote my creativity. In this perspective, the opportunity for me to study in Chinese hospital was priceless experience. I could find the world is bigger than I expected by learning Chinese medical system and their infrastructures, and I could learn a important lesson that to become a global leader I should keep notice that the world I see in Korea is only a tiny part of the whole world. Because of the language problem, I couldn't fully satisfy my intellectual curiosity. There was a clear limitation for me to be integrated into their life and society without speaking Chinese fluently. I couldn't learn anything without translation, which means I could only learn about China through translators perspective about China. Therefore, I decided to study Chinese on my own when I'm staying in Korea after return, and it was another important lesson that I could learn from this program. In conclusion, I had really priceless experiences and learned important lessons from this program, so if I have another chance to visit China or Japan through this program, I would definitely apply for it again. Thanks for giving me a great chance to learn new things.