Online Talk:
Practicing Medicine in China


This medical lecture is mainly for western medicine major. Dr. Khor Shi Jun and Dr. Lim Jie Sheng were invited to share useful information that western medicine students need to know before graduation.

Dr. Khor Shi Jun

Dr. Lim Jie Sheng

During the lecture, Dr. Khor Shi Jun emphatically shared the application process for graduate study, graduate school experience and details of the Chinese medical examination.

Application process for graduate students:

  • From July to August of the year before admission, the official website of the school will publish a list of tutors and quota of research-based or professional master and doctoral students. It is recommended to ask in advance if the mentor is willing to accept yourself.
  • The initial test consists of two parts: interview and written test. The interview is mainly to understand the intention and willingness to work in China in the future.
  • If you successfully pass the first test, there will be an interview and a written test on majors between April and June. Admission notice will be issued from July to August and admission will be in September.

Postgraduate experience sharing:

  • Professional graduate students: clinical practice
  • Research-based graduate students: publish articles as the goal, less clinical experience
  • The fourth or fifth semester for the mid-term assessment, followed by the preparation of the thesis proposal, and oral defense for graduation defense and blind review in the sixth semester.

Details of the Chinese medical examination:

  • Registration on the National Medical Examination Center (NMEC) website in January, and on-site review of materials in February (early review is recommended).
  • Practical skill examination assesses clinical thinking ability, physical examination and basic operation.
  • According to the system classification, the comprehensive written test is divided into four units, each test has 150 questions, the test takes 2 to 3 hours. The exam is mostly about physiology, pathology, biochemistry, so it is very important to lay a good theoretical foundation.

Dr. Dr. Lim Jie Sheng shared his training-related experience. Standardized training is a systematic and normative training for physicians, which can be carried out in parallel with the graduate school system or after graduation. Postgraduates (foreign students) who join standardized training with four certificates (degree certificate, graduation certificate, medical practice certificate and training certificate) are usually unable to receive salary in hospital. It is necessary to pass the unified examination within three years to participate in the final exam and obtain a training certificate. Although the primary condition for standardized training is to have the nationality of the People’s Republic of China, some hospitals are willing to allow outstanding foreign students to enter the training. Dr. Lim also talked about the future life of medical students in private hospitals in China such as the working environment, language, treatment, doctor’s life and so on.


  • Pass all exams and assessments
  • Complete all credits
  • Excellent results (more than 80%)
  • Submit the dissertation on time
  • Pass the blind/clear review and graduation thesis defense
  • No delay graduation record
  • Receive Graduate Certificate and Degree Certificate
  • Hold the Certificate of Medical Practitioners, Certificate of Medical Registration and Certificate of Standardized Training.

General steps for job search in China:

  • Submit resume through recruitment platform
  • Interview
  • Two-way selection
  • Preparation of materials
  • Apply for a foreigner work permit
  • Supplementary materials
  • Wait for results
  • Apply for a work residence permit

According to the feedback of the participants, the two speakers of the lecture were given a very high evaluation, they look forward to the next sharing.

Thank you very much for MMI’s willingness to cooperate with us to provide medical students with very high-quality content sharing, to help them better understand the planning of medical careers, and thank every participant.

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Rebecca Law

Event Director

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