Medicine is a noble profession and has always been in demand. Currently there are around 350+ medical colleges in the country which includes state run and private colleges which produces around 50000 doctors annually. It is estimated that by 2030 India will have one million additional MBBS doctors. But yet, the number of doctors is felt in the country, more so in rural areas. There are many takers for the medical profession. Let me share one small story here. I was traveling to Matheran, a small hill station near Mumbai for a day trip by government bus. A localite was standing in the aisle with his daughter. Since the bus travels up the ghats, no standees are permitted. So the conductor asked the localite to sit near him on the engine. I took the girl in my lap and we started talking. She was in fourth standard and going to an English medium school. The financial condition was just okay. So I asked her what she wanted to be when she grows up? Her quick answer: Doctor. I asked her the reason, and she said that that there were few doctors and she wanted to help the sick in her village. The little girl's strong determination still rings in my ears and I am sure that she would end up becoming a doctor one day.
So coming to the Indian context, people aspire to become a doctor after careful and judicious thought and the strong desire to cure the sick. This profession is not chosen like engineering or others, where people take admission by peer pressure or by force. Nowadays studying medicine in India is getting tougher because of limited seats, admission based on categories, and high capitation fee. Many medical aspirants check out the options abroad to become qualified doctors. Students choose the first world countries like US /UK/Australia/ Canada but they can turn out to be very expensive . but little do they know that most of these countries have a highly restricted environment for permitting international students to study medicine. So there are alternate options with affordable quality medical education which are popular for undergraduate medical studies: Philippines, Ukraine, Caribbean, Nepal, UAE, China etc. So for the committed aspirants in the medical profession, I dedicate this article to look at the option of study abroad in China.
China is big trend for international students to study medicine right now. This trend has seeped in because of the Chinese government reforms, and opening the doors to the outside world. Gradually the number of foreign students opting for studies in China is on the rise. The statistics announced by the Ministry of Education indicated the rise in foreign students to China is as high as 20%. What has made this increase to come to life? There are a variety of reasons, which are listed here:
Courses and Universities
The Chinese Universities offers graduate, post graduate and doctoral degrees in medicine as listed here:
In a nutshell, if you are interested in studying medicine abroad, do not forget to review the medical degrees offered in China. May be worth looking out for. There are many scholarships for overseas students in China.
A list of Institution and the scale of enrollment in China authorised to enroll international students for undergraduate clinical medical programmes is issued by the Peoples Republic of China, Ministry of Education. This list is also made available on the MOE and the Medical Council of India (MCI) websites. Any college or university which is not enlisted, is not entitled to enroll foreign undergraduate students for clinical and oral medicine to study in China. MCI issues eligibility certificates to only those students who have studied in MOE approved universities. Only such students are allowed to appear for the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) conducted by the MCI to be able to practice or do internship in India.