China is emerging as a major global hub for medical education as it boasts of more than 630 higher learning institutions from the stream with 1.76 million students, including thousands from India
There are 1.76 million students studying at medical institutes nationwide at present. China has been emerging as a major centre for medical education attracting students from abroad in recent years.
According to official figures over 8,000 Indian students enrolled to study Medicine in China in 2010. This year the numbers were expected to go up by few hundreds. The reason according to Indian officials was that it costs lot cheaper to study in China compared to private medical colleges in India and the facilities were also lot better.
Considering the growing popularity in India, a number of Chinese medical schools have recruited Indian and Nepalese medical professors to teach in their institutions.
The Chinese Health Ministry said it had set up a multilevel medical education that offers diploma courses ranging from bachelor's to postdoctoral studies as well as part-time classes for medical workers, thanks to decades-long reforms in the field.
Why china for MBBS course??????
1. MCI/ who recognized.
The medical universities we offer are public universities under the supervision of the Chinese Government. All are listed in the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s "Directory of World Medical Schools". This listing means that graduates are eligible to attend national medical screening tests such as MCI, PMDC, USMLE, PLAB, HPCSA, SCHS, etc.
On par with western higher education in medicine.
Most of China's medical universities are ranked among the top 500 universities in the world and highly reputed for being at the forefront of the field of modern medicine. Moreover, English-medium MBBS programs have been taught for years, and there are now lots of graduates pursuing a further education in China or being a doctor in their own country. According the students' actual requirements, each university will develop its own featured teaching system and course schedule based on the national standard regulations.
The approved universities that enroll international students for the undergraduate medical program in English in China shall 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. Therefore to some extend the labs and infrastructure are better than most of the governmental colleges in Asia, Africa and other countries. 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 some foreign teachers from India, Nepal or Pakistan, who meet the international education standard.
MBBS in English language
The medium of program instruction is purely English. Most of the universities have a strong reputation and have taught MBBS in English for all 5 years. The medical degree awarded is valid throughout the world and eligible for Medical Council of India (MCI), Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS), Medical and Dental Professions Board, Health Professions Council of South Africa, the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) in the UK, and the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) for Screening test conducted by the National Board of Examination under each country. Some universities will specially invite foreign experienced medical professionals to give a lecture or Doctor licensed examination preparation training. Majority of the graduates are india are working in several government hospitals as a licensed Doctor.
No entrance test required, easy admission
Compared with some universities or colleges in US, UK, Europe, even India., it is so easy to get admission by a top rank China's university to study MBBS. Furthermore, the entrance requirements for bachelor's medicine study in China are also much lower than any other countries. By choosing China, you can avoid the burden of fierce competition or heavy application pressure.
After 10+2 students have to appear for entrance test like AIPMT, CBSE or AFMC etc to get admission into about five-year graduate program of MBBS. These entrance tests are hard to clear and generally students end up taking two to four attempts to get through. As we all know that studying medicine in US or UK will be such honorable thing, but MBBS as the protective subject in US which is so difficult to get admission for international students. Only students who finish the four-year undergraduate program have the qualification to apply.
Getting admission is easy in china, as the candidiate just requires to fulfill the eligibility criteria
For Indian Universities:
low tuition fees and living cost
Studying towards an MBBS in China is 70% cheaper than undertaking a similar program in the US ,UK or india. The US MD program course (equivalent to MBBS) cost around USD 160,000-200,000. This excludes four years of Pre-med study. While a student can complete an MBBS course from any of the China's medical university list for 6 years for only USD 30,000 – 50,000. Compared to the rest of the world the fees charged for MBBS courses in China are expansively reasonable. The charges of tutoring in the universities in China are subsidized by the Ministry of Public Health of the Chinese Government. All in all, It is very economical for international students to study in China
As more and more foreign students come to China for higher education, Chinese universities are becoming increasingly international and various cultures are exposed. When you study in China, you are likely to find yourself meeting students from all over the world. Besides explore the China's traditions, you can also experience various international cultures. Many countries are represented on the campus and each student makes a unique contribution to the life of the institution.
The weather varies from location to location in China, so each university has its own beauty in each season. Students can enjoy their study life on campus or travel around the city on vacation. Meanwhile, to help international students to learn the magnificent and attractive Chinese culture and custom, most Chinese universities organize all kinds of special activities, which is also beneficial for them to settle into life in China. International students can experience not only the cultural history of China but also the spirit of a new generation in China.
China’s economy is well developed and the infrastructure of all the universities is just marvelous
All of China's universities which are approved to enroll international students for English medium MBBS must meet minimum standards set by the Ministry of Education. The affiliated hospital where students undertake internships /clinical studies must be with the tier of Grade III, Level A, which have the most advanced international-standard medical instruments and also lots of patient beds. As well all know, China has the largest population in the world. Therefore, the medical market of China is developing at a rapid speed and becoming one of the world's largest medical markets.
Safety and security
China is a peaceful place with social harmony and good public security. In order to guarantee people live in a comfortable and secure society, the Chinese government takes a tough stance on crime and law and order.
Unfortunately safety for women is an issue in India but we feel great to till that china is a great place regarding women safety. The government also takes special care to provide international students with a safe study and living environment on campus.
Rich history and culture
India and china share a lot of common things when it comes to tradition and culture. Indian people are intelligent, hardworking and family-oriented, same as the Chinese. They are also very spiritual, and show tolerance and respect for other people's faiths and beliefs. In Hong Kong, the vast majority of Indians speak Cantonese. They are successful in what they do and fit into the community seamlessly.
China and India are great civilizations and historically both were the centers of the related civilization circles in Asia. In Northeast Asia and some Southeast Asian countries, the historical influence of Chinese culture could be easily detected. Similarly, Indian culture could be traced in many South and Southeast Asian countries, even as far as in Indonesia. Such cultural influences reveal the great contribution made by China and India to the world.
Many festivals in china are celebrated like festivals in India. Spring festival in china reminds us of Diwali and so on. So, china is indeed a great destination for education purposes.
China is one of the oldest civilizations in the world having a written history of more than 4,000 years, rich culture and a respected educational tradition. That tradition continues to this day, especially in the field of medicine: China is now one of the fastest growing destinations for international students studying medicine in the world.