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[Editorial] Medical education reform in China

On July 11, the State Council of China introduced bold plans to revolutionise medical education, effective immediately. Gone will be Soviet-era training in which doctors spent their career in one hospital, and over-crowded outpatient clinics that too often underutilised the expertise of staff and underserved the needs of patients. Instead, medical schools are asked to admit more, higher calibre students, and provide better quality teaching that is accredited by the Chinese Medical Doctor Association.

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