Corona Virus updates

Corona Virus updates regarding the current outbreak of the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) disease worldwide

E-learning ressource:

Corona Virus updates

NOTICE: As response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we offer our students our e-learning course: COVID Updated: Corona Virus
The course is in english language and specifically has the following learning objectives:

Information on:

  • General information on SARS-CoV-2
  • Relevant clinical information on COVID-19
  • Basics on vaccine development
  • Safe use of Personal Proctection Equipment (PPE)
  • Airway Management principles on COVID-19 patients
  • Basics of ventilation
  • CPR guidelines in times of COVID
  • Ethical considerations
  • Teamworking and soft-skills

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 and our international medical elective program

The virus has been rapidly spreading from mainland China to almost all countries worldwide. Measures against COVID-19 are in place almost everywhere.

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

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There are no newly confirmed cases in Shanghai at current. A number of travel limitations are in place and travel to mainland China is at current restricted. 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 in public. 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 before May 2021 must reschedule their rotations to a later period if possible. At current we exspect the international elective program at the Shanghai East Hospital to resume full service starting in May/June 2021.

At current, travel is only possible with a recent negative PCR-test and all arrived aliens are required to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Visa issuance at the moment is very restricted. 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 until August 2021 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 once our program has reopened. 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 at once. For emergencies, please contact us through WeChat at any time.

Application for any period starting from August 2021 onwards remain open. Applications for all month of 2022 are open.