Hospital and Medical Programs

Residency Training

Currently in its sixth year and partnering with Xiangya School of Medicine and Yale School of Medicine, the Hospital and Medical Program has focused on the development of a model clinical training program for medical school graduates at each of the three Xiangya-affiliated hospitals. As one of six national pilot sites for developing medical residency training programs in China (something that did not exist before), the current program model at Xiangya will influence how China carries out clinical training for the nation’s doctors.

Medical Student and Resident Exchange

Since 2007, Yale-China has helped send medical students and residents from Yale School of Medicine and Xiangya School of Medicine in China to the other country for short-term clinical rotations. Through hands-on clinical experiences in another country, students and residents are able to reflect on their own medical training and see how medicine is practiced in a different medical system and cultural setting. Thanks to this short but intense immersion, students and residents are able to increase their own awareness about what it means to practice culturally relevant medicine. More >

Medical Education

Since 2010, several delegations from the Xiangya School of Medicine have visited the Yale School of Medicine to learn about Yale’s medical education system. With Yale and Xiangya both undergoing curricular reform, these exchanges offer unique opportunities for medical educators and leaders alike to learn from the other system and explore potential collaborations.

Collaborating Institutions

Central South University, Xiangya School of Medicine and the three affiliated hospitals, Changsha, China.

Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.


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