Dispelling Myths about MBBS in China


Education is the necessity that not only creates opportunities but acts as a medium to enlighten and contribute to the mankind. And when it comes to contribution to the mankind, medicine plays one of the most important roles.

Amongst all the countries, especially in Asia, China is fast becoming the most favored destination for studying MBBS. Since 2004, every year, China is witnessing the flow of more than 10,000 overseas students that come here to study the course of an English medium MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery). What makes it a lucrative option is that this course is recognized by the Medical Council of China and by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the “Directory of World Medical Schools” along with having a global recognition.

To cater the demand for this course, the Chinese Ministry of Education has approved 49 medical universities in China that enroll international students for the undergraduate medical program in English. Along with the undergraduate courses, these universities have the authority to grant master’s degree in Basic Medicine and Clinical Medicine (First-level Subjects), and the affiliated hospitals with Grade III, Level A.

English taught MBBS programs are for a period of six years after which you need to undergo a year – long internship for practice, which can be done either in China or in your homeland country. Along with the regular qualification standards, some universities may have additional criteria for the applicants like a high score in Biology, chemistry and mathematics.

Bringing to you the best teaching brains, the faculty of the programs is mainly composed of Chinese teachers with doctor or master degrees, who major in Medicine and have experiences of studying or working abroad, and few foreign teachers from India, Nepal or Pakistan, who meet the international education standard.

Since medicine involves dealing with the patients on one to one basis, along with English, international students will still need to study Chinese language. Some medical schools require foreign students to pass the HSK test (Chinese language proficiency) before graduation.

Having being credited for providing world class education to doctors, the medical degree awarded is valid throughout the world and eligible for Medical Council of India (MCI), Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS), Medical and Dental Professions Board, Health Professions Council of South Africa, the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) in the UK  for Screening test conducted by the National Board of Examination under each country.

Performance of the student is evaluated objectively and in detail. The study pattern involves a quantum of weekly tests and examination that are incorporated in every academic year, monitored by the head of institution.

After churning out the best doctors every year, the Chinese universities have been greatly acknowledged and credited for their services globally. Keeping no disparity amongst their national and international students, the universities believe in spreading education for the betterment of the society.