Reasons to Study MBBS in China
China is one of the oldest civilzations in the world having a written history of more than 4,000 years, rich culture and a respected educational tradition. That tradition continues to this day, especially in the field of medicine: China is now one of the fastest growing destinations for international students studying medicine in the world.
In order to guarantee a high-quality and standardized educational experience for international students, the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) first published the 'Interim Provisions for Quality Control Standards in Undergraduate Medical Education' in English for international students in 2007. It is now reviewed and published annually. It lists the 49 medical schools, which have been authorized by the Chinese government to accept international MBBS students. Institutions that are not listed are not permitted to enroll international students for undergraduate clinical medical programs in English. In recent years, a lot of students from different parts of world are also opting China for medical education.
Here are few reasons why students choose China for medical studies.
- Eligible for any medical licensing examination
The 49 approved medical schools are public universities under the supervision of the Chinese Government. All are listed in the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s "Directory of World Medical Schools". This listing means that graduates are eligible to attend national medical screening tests such as MCI, PMDC, USMLE, PLAB, HPCSA, SCHS, etc.
- Globally recognize medical degree
On completing the requirements of the teaching program and passing the graduation examinations successfully, international medical undergraduates will be granted a graduation certificate and conferred a medical degree by the university. The English copy of the degree will state MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery).
- At par with western higher education in medicine
Most of China's medical universities are ranked among the top 500 universities in the world and highly reputed for being at the forefront of the field of modern medicine. Moreover, English-medium MBBS programs have been taught for years, and there are now lots of graduates pursuing a further education in China or being a doctor in their own country.
- Easy Admission to a top Medical Universities
Compared with some universities or colleges in US, UK, Europe, even India, it is so easy to get admission by a top rank China's university to study MBBS. Furthermore, the entrance requirements for bachelor's medicine study in China are also much lower than any other countries. By choosing China, you can avoid the burden of fierce competition or heavy application pressure.
- Living costs and Tuition Fee
Studying towards an MBBS in China is 70% cheaper than undertaking a similar program in the US or UK. Compared to the rest of the world the fees charged for MBBS courses in China are expansively reasonable. It is very economical for international students to study in China.
- International studying Environment
As more and more foreign students come to China for higher education, Chinese universities are becoming increasingly international. When you study in China, you are likely to find yourself meeting students from all over the world. Besides explore the China's traditions, you can also experience various international culture. Many countries are represented on the campus and each student makes a unique contribution to the life of the institution.
- Quality Hospitals for Internship
All of China's universities, which are approved to enroll international students for English medium MBBS, must meet minimum standards set by the Ministry of Education. The affiliated hospital where students undertake internships must be with the tier of Grade III, Level A, which have the most advanced international-standard medical instruments and also lots of patient beds.
- Safe Society with excellent public security
China is a peaceful place with social harmony and good public security. In order to guarantee people live in a comfortable and secure society, the Chinese government takes a tough stance on crime and law and order. According the official statistics, the violent crime rate is dropping year by year. The government also takes special care to provide international students with a safe study and living environment on campus.
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