Exchange report - incoming teachers
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Home university: Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Study programme: Medicine
Exchange programme: Linnaeus-Palme
Semester: Spring semester 2013/2014
Duration: 22
Name: qi Zhang
Email address:


The dorm is smaller than my  assumption, and distance to the hospital or KI is a little bit far. However, considering the cost of living and convenient transportation (by train or bus), the dorm is acceptable for short-term stay.
I have no idea regarding more cost-effective places to be accommodated.

Language and Culture

English is the language for teaching, and the barriers I met is Swedish-conversations during patient interviewing and inter-KI doctors discussion sometimes.
I do not feel the culture difference between Swedish and Chinese.  

Leisure time

I do not expect any social activities during my short-term stay, and have little chances for leisure activities, even in the weekend, due to the bad weather. 


If I could rank this program, I will give it a "A+". 

Other activities

Learning the procedure/technique of treatment, which are not used or just-started in China.
Currently, several techniques being used in EU as routine clinical therapeutics are still not available or lack of experiences in China. For example, TAVR, LAA occlusion, Mitraclip, etc. all of these therapeutics will be popularized in China in future, and we have lots of spaces in collaboration in future, I think.


RuiJin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine
The opportunity to join this program is from the Medical School, as being a teacher in clinical education, I got the chance to KI.
The language(English) is essential prerequisite to this program, fortunately, I am good at English.
I booked air-tickets via ctrip (, and prepare the trip (locations of hospital, route, etc.) via Google/map. 


As we all know that KI is famous for its outstanding education and research work besides of the Nobels, the current program give me the great opportunity to feel it and participate in these activities. I personally learned a lot, including the manner, style and attitude of teaching, as well as the responsibility of being a teacher. 
Everything is people-oriented, I got the sense that if we (China) want to get progress or advance side by side to the western countries, we need to well educate our next generation from now. 
The economy is rapidly expanding in China, and we could have set up or build best hardware, but without excellent people, these means nothing. The reputation of KI is oriented from the hard work of several generations, we (China) should set up a great educational system for our next generation, that's the reason I was sent here joining this program by my college. We (China) need to learn as much as we could, from our cooperative partners, to improve, and perfect our educational flow to maximize our educating impact on the students.
I will give the positive feedback to my colleagues after return China, and discuss the limitation in our current educating, modifying our teaching program, possibly.  


The teaching activities in Hospital (affiliated to KI) is great. Comparing to the practice in our hospital, I think the educating methods in KI is more impressive for the students to get related knowledge. The inter-activities between teacher and students are full of vigor, and the responses from students are more positive, I think.

The particular topic of teaching will be started from a case introduction by the student, and the teacher will use the heuristic method to discuss with the students, regarding the diagnosis, causes or risk factors of disease, treatment and etc. Assumption of being a real doctor interviewing the patient, the students could learn more, besides of the book-knowledge.

The patient-doctor/student relationship is wonderful here in KI hospital, and via on-site patient interviewing, as well as the related procedure (i.e. CAG or PCI, even TAVR) reviewing or observing, the student could get much more, comparing to the book-reading.

All these advantages in teaching activities will be reported after my return, and I think we could get a lot from the current feedback, and modify our teaching methods in future.

Teaching hours

Approximately ten hours per week were spent in joining teaching activities, including lecture presenting (15%), participating seminar (30%), on-site teaching in the Cath. Lab (55%).
Approximately 20 hours per week were spent in the Cath. Lab, joining case discussion, and introducing the current status of treatment in China.