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[Correspondence] Expectations of medical students in China

On Jan 11, 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission issued its guidance for standardised medical training.1 This document proposed an additional 2–4 years of standardised, specialist training for junior doctors in China, to improve the quality of health care. Young doctors and medical students immediately voiced their fierce opposition to the new proposals, and their doubts about the benefits of the new training plan.