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7 Reasons to Study Medicine in China

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I’m about to apply to medical school abroad. After researching lots of different countries, and speaking to friends who are currently at medical school, I’m now seriously considering applying to study medicine in China. Here’s why…

1. Strong economy and stable society

Economically, China is among the strongest countries in the world. The country is not facing any internal security problems and also has an amazing infrastructure.

2. Lots of choice

There are hundreds of medical schools and universities in China offering education to thousands of students, both foreign and local, so plenty of options to choose from. This includes some of the best medical schools in the world, such as Peking University and Fudan University. Almost all of China’s medical schools are registered in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED).

3. Low tuition fees

Tuition fees for medical schools in China are very low. Annually, it would cost you around US$1,000-2,000.  

4. Fast-track qualification

Most universities in China offer their medical degrees as a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). The MBBS program is a fast-track process to become a doctor. It lasts five years, which means you can become a certified physician way faster than those studying medicine in the US, Canada or Germany, where it takes seven to eight years to completely become a doctor.

5. Study traditional medicine

As well as teaching modern medicine, Chinese medical schools also teach students about traditional medicine and ancient medical techniques such as acupuncture. This is not usually the case in other countries, and is a good opportunity to broaden your understanding.

6. Learn the world’s most-spoken language

Medical courses in most universities are taught in English, but it’s also required to study the Chinese language as a separate subject, which is not a bad thing!

7. A huge country to explore

Geographically, China is huge. It is full of natural and artificial wonders, and if you study in China you’ll have the opportunity to explore at least some of these. You’re probably picturing a university in Beijing or Shanghai, with all those skyscrapers and busy roads, but there’s so much more to the country, and it’s all well-connected.

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Written by Walied Ali
Walied Ali is a graduate of a Naval High School in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi. Aged 17, he is currently applying for a place in medical school. 

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How did you learn the prices? And how do you apply? Thank you.

China is best for studding MBBS.

Last Word ...i want to study in China to explore china for 4 years

Hi! I noticed you are 17 and usually medical universities in china accept 18 year olds how did you manage to apply? I really would like a quick reply as I want to study in china s well.

I was about to recommend some great teaching positions for China at https://ww.nooneliterecruitment.com/teach-english-in-china . Not sure if I can recommend medicine there.

Join the discussion...it's true Ali. But What makes studying medicine in China easy compare to US and other countries?