International students are are doing internship in China’s hospitals
Are you complaining the unaffordable tuition fee for studying medicine in your country? Are you worried that your scores cannot meet the requirements of your country’s medical schools? Now, you have a better option to fulfill your dream of being a decent doctor—come and study the English-medium MBBS in China. There’re five major reasons that makes China the most favored destination of MBBS study.
1. The medical degree bestowed by China’s medical schools is valid throughout the world
All China’s medical universities which are on the list of the Regular Institutions of Higher Education in China published by the Ministry of Education of P.R.C. (MOE) are recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the “Directory of World Medical Schools”, which makes graduates from those schools qualified to attend the Doctor profession license examinations organized by the USMLE in the US, the PLAB in the UK, the MCI Screening test in Indian and PMDC in Pakistan.
2. High-level English- medium medical education is available in China
Historically, Chinese western science-based medical education has developed for over one hundred years, starting with mission schools emulating American and British medical education systems. Contemporarily, many China's medical universities are ranked among the top 500 universities in the world, in which many of them have taught MBBS programs in English for years with abundant teaching experience.
In 1990s Chinese government initiated “Project 211” and “Project 985” to promote the development of Chinese universities. Billions of CNY have been allocated to medical universities to develop new research centers, improve facilities, hold international conferences and attracts world-renowned faculty and visiting scholars. Meanwhile, as a part of China’s higher education reform, individual universities and colleges began to merge with much larger universities into one comprehensive educational entity. All of these ensured the high quality of China’s medical education.
What’s more, MOE set up a quality control regulation on medical education--Circular of the Ministry of Education On Interim Provisions for Quality Control Standards on Undergraduate Medical Education in English for International Students in China--to control the medical education standard, especially that of English-medium undergraduate medical program.
Thanks to the high- quality medical education in China, lots of international students graduated from China’s medical schools are doing a good job in China, in their own country or in any other country.
3. China’s booming economy, increasingly opened society, and massive potential medical market provide foreign students with an international outlook and great employment prospects
As a rapidly-growing country with great population, China will exceed U.S.A. to become the first largest medical market in the world in 2020 according to the analysis by China’s State Food and Drug Administration.
In China, numerous foreign hospitals, countless Chinese local pharmacy enterprises and multinational corporations are offering job vacancies for international MBBS students. Many foreign hospitals who offer medical services to foreigners are in great need of medical experts with bilingual proficiency. Indeed, international MBBS graduates are very popular among these foreign hospitals.
Besides, many Top 500 Global corporations have set up branches or medical research centers in China today, such as Johnson & Johnson, Charles Pfizer, GSK, Novartis, Roche Group, Wyeth, The Merck Group, Bristol-Myers Squibb, etc. These companies offers tons of opportunities of work and internship for both Chinese and foreign medical students.
If overseas medical students want to work in home country or in any other country, abundant admirable job opportunities are waiting for you, too. You can work as a respectable doctor in local hospital after passing the medical licensing tests. You can also be an expatriate in Chinese pharmacy companies or foreign medical companies doing business with China, who values your bilingual proficiency and deep understanding of different cultures as well as professional medical skills which you have acquired by studying MBBS in China. Moreover, there’re some MBBS graduates who get opportunities to work as an officer in official medical organizations or a researcher in medical research centers.
4. Studying MBBS in China is best valued in time and in cost compared with studying in other countries
In China, MBBS study normally lasts for five or six years including one-year internship, while some countries’ lasts for at least seven years. More details.... (English-medium MBBS in China)
All the medical universities in China are government-funded and there’s no need to pay capitation or donations. The tuition fee which is highly regulated and subsidized by the MOE is very reasonable in contrast to that in other countries. Besides, the living cost is relatively economical in China. More details.... (Fees and Scholarship)
5. Chinese universities are more and more international and multicultural. When you are walking on campus, you are expected to meet not only the hospitable Chinese people but also students from all over the world.
Colorful curriculum activities for international students
In China, different cultures and life styles are respected and there’re even prayer facilities and halal foods. Additionally, various activities are organized for international students by Gucas in universities such as Welcome Party, International Cultural Festival, International Forum, Chinese Corner, International Student Talents Competition, New Year party, volunteer activities, excursions, etc., which will lead international students to experience both the historic culture and modern prosperity of China.
What are you waiting for? Come to study MBBS in China and realize your dream!