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Global Health Education Student Experiences Lynn Ma

Drexel medical student Lynn Ma in Chengdu, China.

Chengdu, China
Summer 2017, MS1


  • Some Mandarin proficiency (speaking) is a must. English in most hospitals is rare.
  • Avoid buying herbal medicines from the (numerous) public pharmacies; if you have a cold or diarrhea, ask someone in the hospital for a place to buy Tylenol or cipro etc.
  • For transportation, the subways are great. There's a bike sharing version of Uber with many different services (Mobike, Ofo, etc...). Sign up for one of them with a security deposit of 250rmb and you can then pick up and drop off any of their bikes anywhere for 1rmb/30 min. The Chinese version of Uber is called DiDi ChuXing.
  • The Chinese version of Google Maps is Baidu Map.

Drexel medical student Lynn Ma in Chengdu, China.

Monkey at Emei Mt in Sichuan, China.
Emei Mt. in Sichuan is famous for these monkeys.

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