U21 Medical Clinical Placement Programme launched

29 January 2013
We are delighted to announce the 2014 Medical Clinical Placement Programme.

The U21 network strives to create a distinctive experience and resource for students that will prepare them for life and work across borders, boundaries and cultures in the increasingly globalised 21st century society. We therefore encourage our students to take part in elective placements abroad and are very pleased to launch this programme to offer medical clinical placements to students in U21 institutions.

Medical schools worldwide recognise the increasing importance of global health training and the benefits of international clinical rotations for a physician's development. International clinical experience brings many benefits such as:

  • learning about a different health system
  • increasing awareness of cultural and socioeconomic factors as well as clinical and language communication
  • gaining better cultural understanding of medical care
  • encouraging practicing medicine among underserved and multicultural populations

Nine U21 members are currently a part of the programme, offering placements of, on average, four to eight weeks in length.

The participating universities are:

  • University of Auckland 
  • University College Dublin            
  • Fudan University             
  • University of Glasgow   
  • University of Hong Kong              
  • Korea University             
  • Lund University               
  • Tecnologico de Monterrey          
  • University of Queensland

More information can be found on the U21 Health Sciences Group website (see the link below)