Family medicine training in China

Fam Med. 2013 May;45(5):341-4.


In 2010, six ministries of the Chinese government jointly issued a plan for building team-based primary care led by family physicians, prompting the creation of new models of family medicine training across the country. The purpose of this paper is to describe examples of existing family physician training models in China, to present advantages and disadvantages of the various models, and to present a specific model of family medicine residency training implemented at the Zhejiang University Medical School-affiliated Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital in collaboration with the Michigan State University-affiliated Genesys Regional Medical Center.

MeSH terms

  • China
  • Education, Medical, Graduate*
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate / economics
  • Family Practice / education*
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Medically Underserved Area
  • Models, Educational*
  • Primary Health Care / methods*