China has become one of the most popular study abroad destinations for international students because of its long history and exciting culture. Merging the knowledge of both China and your homeland will give you an advantage to explore potential opportunities in China for the future. When studying in china, you will have opportunities to learn more about the Chinese language, the Chinese people and local culture.
Western science-based medical education in China has been largely based on the models laid down at the beginning of the twentieth century. Among the earliest attempts to create a Western science-based medical education program in China was Peking Union Medical College found by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1917.
Medical schools in China are recognized by the Medical Council of China and many of them are recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the "Directory of World Medical Schools". Foreign students can apply to Chinese or English taught MBBS programs in China.
The length of medical education program in China normally lasts five or seven years. After completing basic education, the majority of graduates are expected to go directly into medical practice. The five-year program is designed to produce future practicing doctors who are not only expected to have a knowledge and understanding of the basic medical sciences and possess certain clinical skills, but are also expected to have knowledge of preventive medicine. The seven-year program, studies in the medical basic sciences and clinical practice are closely linked. The courses are spread over seven years and when successfully completed lead to both a bachelor and master degree.