Clinical Elective Exchange Program

Project Description

Within the scope of ASEA-UNINET, several medical universities established the Clinical Elective Exchange Program for medical students. The ASEA-UNINET Clinical Elective Exchange Program is the largest short term exchange program of the Medical University of Graz. Within the framework of this program, 20 students of the Med Uni Graz have the opportunity to perform their clinical elective in Thailand, Indonesia or Vietnam for a period of one month. The students do not only benefit in terms of medical education but also in their personal development. As shown in the reports of students, the experience abroad often provides the unique possibility to broaden their horizons. Nevertheless, the medical relevance of the Clinical Elective Exchange Program has to be taken into consideration as well. Students often get the possibility to get to know disease patterns which are taught as part of their studies in Europe but which usually do not occur here. In addition, the different health care systems and education systems are a relevant part of the students’ experiences as well.

Outgoing Students‘ Mobility

In 2016, in total 17 students of the Medical University of Graz performed a clinical elective within the scope of the ASEA-UNINET Clinical Elective Exchange Program.

Allocation of Outgoing Students

Chiang Mai University, Thailand: 10 students

Gadja Mada University Hospital, Indonesien: 3 students

University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: 4 students

Incoming Students‘ Mobility

In July 2016, the Medical University happily welcomed three incoming students of Chiang Mai University, Thailand within the scope of the Clinical Elective Exchange Program:

  • Thepsueb, Natjakorn: Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery, Jul 25 – Aug 12, 2016
  • Uerprasert, Patsuda: Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery, Jul 25 – Aug 12, 2016
  • Vikan, Krit: Department of Surgery, Clinical Division of Cardiac Surgery, Jul 25 – Aug 12, 2016

The Medical University of Graz has already received plenty of applications of incoming students for 2017 and therefore counts with an increase of the incoming students’ mobility in the following year.

Picture 1. Chiang Mai University, Credits: David Grassmugg

Picture 1. Chiang Mai University, Credits: David Grassmugg

Picture 2. Chiang Mai University, Credits: Lukas Höflechner

Picture 2. Chiang Mai University, Credits: Lukas Höflechner

Picture 3. Chiang Mai University, Credits: Georg Long Fei Potthast

Picture 3. Chiang Mai University, Credits: Georg Long Fei Potthast

Picture 4. Chiang Mai University, Credits: Lukas Höflechner

Picture 4. Chiang Mai University, Credits: Lukas Höflechner

Initiator:

Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Doris Lang-Loidolt
Medical University of Graz
doris.lang-loidolt@medunigraz.at

Project Details

  • Date March 28, 2018
  • Tags Health, Medicine
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