Medical education refers to education related to the practice of being a medical practitioner those who follow basic medical training become a physician, additional trainings allow medical student to specialize in one of medical area. Modern Medical Education in China started in the early 20th century. Medical Universities, Colleges and Schools accredited by China higher education council, offer six years undergraduate medical education. To control standards of medical education in china, Chinese Ministry of Education set up a quality control regulation on medical education, this regulation gives special attention to English medium for undergraduate students. At the present, there are around 50 Medical Universities and schools have been accredited to offer MBBS and BDS program in English medium, where foreign students who meet entry criteria, apply to study in those universities and schools.
Medical Education in China have been improved in order to meet international standards, today most Chinese medical schools offer MBBS, BDS programs taught in English medium language. Medical student who completed MBBS medical education program awarded MBBS degree, however the one who followed BDS medical education program awarded BDS degree. In Most of Medical Universities/schools or colleges in China admit students in MBBS or BDS programs with science subject’s background such as Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Students must prove that they can follow medical courses in English. Those subjects are pre-requisite for being accepted to any Chinese medical schools other requirements vary by medical school. Furthermore apart from MBBS and BDS program, China Medical education system train postgraduate students in all medical fields at Masters as well as for Doctorate levels, masters in any clinical field last 3 years in most Chinese medical schools, and Doctorate last 3-4 years in most medical education institutions in china.
Today Chinese medical universities and schools, first courses focused on basic sciences such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Pathology. In advanced years, students cover clinical medicine subjects like Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal medicine, Psychiatry, Public health and General surgery. Those courses are for the student who undergoes MBBS program, after 5 years coursework, the medical students start their internship in one of the hospital affiliated to his/her medical university/school. The successful completion of internship allow medical student to be awarded Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree. Starting practice medical career after MBBS degree depends on the laws and regulations of the country where a graduate student want to exercise his/her medical career.
Other medical education program offered by most of medical universities/ schools in China is BDS program. BDS medical education train skilled medical personnel who want to become medical Dentist. At the present BDS program is among the most preferable medical education program in China by foreign students.
BDS curriculum has recently reviewed in order to meet international standards and provide a solid medical background in modern dental field. The core courses in BDS medical education in China include oral pathology, oral medicine, Human oral anatomy, Oral microbiology, Materials used in Dentistry, Histology and Tooth Morphology , Maxillofacial surgery. All those subjects are taught in English. BDS medical education in China takes 5 years including internship. A successful completion of BDS medical education allows a medical student to be awarded Bachelor of Dentistry and dental Surgery degree. Starting practice as a dentist and dental surgical operations depend on the laws and regulations of where BDS degree owner want to exercise his/her career.
Medical Education in China continues to be successful and produce skilled future Doctors, because of having experienced and carrier devoted professors/teachers. Modern infrastructure and use of modern technology in medical education make China medical education to be among the best around the world. Most of Chinese Medical universities, schools and colleges are recognized by World Health Organization and China Medical education is ranked at 4th by recent WHO survey, Medical degrees provided by Chinese Medical universities/schools and college are accepted and recognized all over the world. Those degrees allow a graduate who want to pursue major or minor medical specialties in any Medical university/school or colleges all over the world.