Categories: Study MBBS Time: 2012-01-07by: CUCAS
Studying for an MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) in China has become increasingly popular for international students. 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". The number of English-medium MBBS programs in China is increasing.
In general, English taught MBBS programs last six years. After completing basic education, there is typically a year-long internship for practice. The duration of the internship differs according to requirements of each university. Respective universities may have certain additional criteria for applicants to meet, such as a high score in the subjects of biology, chemistry and mathematics. Additionally, although the medium of instruction is English, international students will still need to study Chinese language in order to communicate with patients in the clinics. Many medical schools require foreign students to pass the HSK test (Chinese language proficiency) before graduation.
Many of China's medical universities have a strong reputation and have taught MBBS in English for years. The medical degree awarded is valid throughout the world and eligible for The Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) in the UK, the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and for MCI Screening test conducted by the Indian National Board of Examination which is under the directive of the Medical Council of India, and PMDC (Pakistan Medical and Dental Council).
Evaluation of the performance of the student is designed in such a way that the progress of the student in mastering the subjects included in the curriculum is monitored objectively and in detail. The number of weekly tests and examinations to be taken during every academic year is strictly formulated by the head of the institution. Any foreign student in China's universities is considered as an ordinary student and hence should abide by all the rules and regulations of the university.