Chinese Programme Name
HKU Organizing Faculty / Unit
Faculty of Medicine
Mainland Host Institution / Organization
National Health Commission (國家衛生健康委員會) and Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH北京協和醫院)
July 21 - 31, 2019
Beijing and Laiyuan County of Hebei Province (北京及河北省淶源縣)
10 (5 for MBBS students and 5 for BNursing students)
May 7 - 29, 2019
The University, in collaboration with National Health Commission, will organize this poverty alleviation programme scheduled for July 21 - 31, 2019.
Students will first spend 4 days in Beijing to understand Mainland medical and healthcare system and attend various clinic attachment sessions in PUMCH. PUMCH is widely known to be the number one hospital in Beijing. Students will then travel to Laiyuan County with other local medical students and will spend 7 days together to provide health promotion education to elderly residents, patients and left-behind children in the impoverished areas, with a view to enhance their awareness of the importance of public health and the quality of life. Students will also be mixed to form different teams to decide on their own study subjects, design the appropriate questionnaires and have interviews with doctors, patients, poor households and etc. to understand better the local medical and health conditions and finally deliver an improvement proposal as a project academic output.
At its heart, medicine is a service profession, and the proposed poverty alleviation programme will contribute tremendously to instilling the essential qualities of altruism, service and humility in students. Service/ humanitarian work is an integral option within the Faculty of Medicine for students during their course of learning and will have the most lasting impact on their personal and professional development, and hopefully on the people they will encounter.
Please click here for more information. The proposed itinerary is subject to amendment and final decision of the host institution.
Participants should guarantee full participation in the Programme, and are required to submit the following documents to the Faculty within one month after the completion of the programme:
For any enquiries, please contact Ms Sally Wei at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Last updated on 29/05/2019)
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