Corona Virus updates

Corona Virus updates regarding the current outbreak of the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) disease in Wuhan and Hubei province.

The WHO declared a global public health emergency in Jauary 2020.

E-learning ressource:

Corona Virus updates

NOTICE: As response to the COVID-19 crisis, we have started to build our e-learning and have finished the first course on Corona Virus: Basic Course.
The course is in english language and specifically has the following learning objectives:

Information on:

– SARS-CoV-2 (selected general)
– COVID-19 (selected general)
– the use of Personal Proctection Equipment (PPE)
– peculiarities of Airway Management
– basics of ventilation
– ethical considerations / Team aspects (Soft Skills) / etc.

Our online course is free of charge. This course is suitable for medical students within their clinical years, MD’s and all nursing staff and medical professionals.
The medical faculty of the LMU Munich, Germany, the Faculty of Medicine Botucatu (FMB) in Botucatu, Brazil, and the UNESP university in São Paulo, Brazil and the Cardenal Herera University, Spain, are accrediting this e-learning course at current. We are reviewing additional partner institutions interested in accrediting this e-learning.

General Information regarding the COVID-19 crisis

The virus has been rapidly spreading to all of mainland China and neighboring countries in Asia as well as worldwide. Measures against COVID-19 are in place in almost every country.

Our students can obtain current Corona Virus updates and further information from the WHO. The WHO is currently publishing frequent updates on the situation in China and globally. The WHO publishes overviews of the case numbers worldwide here.

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The number of confirmed cases in Shanghai is currently low, none of those are treated at the Shanghai East Hospital. A rising number of travel limitations are in place by a multitude of countries. Since the pandemic spread is locally quickly changing travel limitations may come into place or disappear on short notice.

We advise all students to strictly observe hygiene standards (including using alcoholic hand desinfectant), to wear FFP masks, and to avoid large crowds in public. But we strongly advise all accepted students for scheduled for elective in 2021 to monitor the progress. Likewise, please register at their countries crisis-prevention-list prior to travel. Students scheduled to begin their rotation in 2020 must reschedule their rotations to January 2021 or later if possible. At current we exspect the international elective program at the Shanghai East Hospital to resume full service starting in January 2021.

Different levels of administration decide about quarantine measures. All measures are wideley differing within Shanghai and many housing blocks do not allow entry for newly arrived aliens, as happened in the past in single cases. Please make sure to contact us prior to travel in either way.

Of course, we will keep you updated on current events. If you are an enrolled student and you should encounter any problems, please contact us and we will assist you in any possible way.

In short while in Shanghai

We offer all of our applied students with planned electives in 2020 to postpone on a flexible basis. Please write us to postpone your rotation at any time!

We contact any of our students in Shanghai in case of any changes of the situation. Consequently we are in close contact with several government entities to obtain relyable advice regarding our international medical student internship in Shanghai, PRC. we take utmost care to follow up any current events, we still recommend every student to be vigilant nevertheless. However, if you have any information on any possible local threads, please contact us. For emergencies, please contact us through WeChat at any time.

Application for any period starting from January 2021 onwards remain open.