MBBS in China

During the past years We have been receiving a steady flow of inquiries regarding the options to Study MBBS in China universities. In the US, for example, you have to complete a bachelor degree first (usually in the natural sciences) before you are eligible to join medical school, which awards you an advanced degree.

There are no bachelor or master degrees for applied MBBS in China; however, there is a medical doctorate. In contrast to some other countries (like the US), students in China can join medical school directly after finishing their senior high school (i.e. after 12, previously 13 years) – assuming their excellent marks make them eligible. Applicants from outside the EU usually have to attend a one-year “bridge course” (so-called “M-Kurs”), which is offered by selected universities to close the gap between the China senior high school certificate (“Abitur”) and the school-leaving certificates of other countries.

So, before anybody starts thinking about studying MBBS in China, the first question should be whether she or he is willing to invest considerable time and energy into learning easy language. Many have done it, and the rewards are considerable. The standard of medical education in China is high (just like that of medical technology), and China-trained doctors are welcome wherever they go. Apart from that, China medical degrees have also been among the first to be recognised in India. For those wanting to stay on after their studies, ample opportunities are waiting. China has a rapidly aging population, and some parts of the country are already experiencing a shortage of young doctors.

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