Started in 2010, Medical Mandarin aims to provide students with sufficient Medical Mandarin knowledge to facilitate effective patient communication and medical interviewing.
Eligible Participants: The course is open only to medical students. However, no prior experience in Mandarin is required.
Course Content: The course consists of a Beginner class and an Advanced class, which are both one hour in length. Participants in the Beginner class gain a basic foundation in Mandarin vocabulary and interview skills, whereas Advanced participants gain more in-depth clinical interviewing skills in Mandarin.
Clinical Experiences: Throughout the year, students participate in Mandarin-speaking community service events where they are paired side-by-side with American-Chinese physicians and health care professionals to provide medical care to a non-English speaking population. Students also have the opportunity to complete a Global Health rotation in Taiwan or China during the summer after M1 year or during the spring of M4 year.
Course Instructors: Two second-year medical students teach the Advanced class, while the Beginner class is led by a second-year medical student and a Mandarin-speaking Rutgers graduate student.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Karen Lin
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Students who successfully fulfill the requirements will receive a notation of completion on their academic transcript.
To receive credit for the course, participants must:
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Link to Medical Mandarin course here.