China is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, with a written history of more than 5,000 years, a rich culture, and a respected educational tradition. China is now one of the fastest-growing destinations for international students studying medicine in the world. In recent years, many students from all over the world study MBBS in China for medical education. Last year, more than 10,000 students came to China to study medicine, and most of them chose the intermediate MBBS course in English. You may wonder why they did not hesitate to choose China as their starting point for their medical career. I believe the following are beneficial reasons –
- Eligible to Take Any Medical Licensing Exam and Gain Global Recognition
The 45 approved medical schools are public universities under the supervision of the Chinese government and have been approved to recruit international students. All of these are listed in the World Health Organization (WHO) “World Medical School Directory”. This list means that graduates are eligible to participate in national medical screening tests, such as USMLE (the United States Medical Licensing Examination), PLAB (Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board test), AMC (Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita), MCI (Medical Council India), PMDC (Pakistan Medical & Dental Council), HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa), SCHS (Saudi Commission for Health Specialties), etc.
- Western Education Opportunities
Most medical universities in China are among the top 500 universities in the world and are known for their leading positions in the field of modern medicine. In addition, the English intermediate MBBS course has been taught for many years, and many graduates are now engaged in advanced studies in China or doctors in their own countries.
- Living Costs and Tuition are Considerably Lower in China
China has a good educational infrastructure, affordable tuition, and living expenses. Compared with similar courses in the United States or the United Kingdom, the cost of studying MBBS in China is 70% cheaper. In Chinese universities, tuition fees are subsidized by the Ministry of Public Health of the Chinese government. All in all, for international students, studying in China is very economical. This tradition continues to this day, especially in the field of medicine:
- Plenty of Quality Hospitals for Internship
With a population of more than 1 billion in China, this will provide them with excellent learning opportunities because there are many clinical cases to be observed throughout the clinical year. The affiliated hospital where students are engaged in internship must belong to Level III, that is, Level A, which has the most advanced international standard medical equipment and a large number of hospital beds. Therefore, China’s medical market has developed rapidly and has become one of the largest medical markets in the world.
- Colorful and Fulfilling Campus Life with 4 Season Weather
In China, the weather varies from place to place, so every university has its own beauty in every season. Students can enjoy their studies and life on campus, or they can travel around the city during their holidays. At the same time, in order to help international students learn the magnificent and fascinating Chinese culture and customs, most Chinese universities hold various special events, which are also conducive to their lives in China. International students can not only experience China’s cultural history but also experience China’s new generation spirit.