MBBS stands for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. The naming suggests that they are two separate degrees; however, in practice, they are usually treated as one and awarded together. Professionals holding MBBS degrees are referred to by the courtesy title of “Doctor” and use the prefix “Dr”. The degrees are the British equivalent of the American M.D. Medicine Baccalaureus.
The basic or degree level qualification for a medical profession is MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) which is of 5 years duration (excluding 2 year internship). Student must have a BMDC approval. The qualification required for entrance is 10+2 or equivalent with Science subjects. Every student shall undergo a period of over 5 academic years divided into 10 semesters, followed by two years compulsory rotating internship.
China is now one of the fastest growing destinations for international students studying medicine in the world. In order to guarantee a high-quality and standardized educational experience for international students, the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) first published the ‘Interim Provisions for Quality Control Standards in Undergraduate Medical Education’ in English for international students in 2007. It is now reviewed and published annually. It lists the 49 medical schools which have been authorized by the Chinese government to accept international MBBS students.
The 49 approved medical schools are public universities under the supervision of the Chinese Government. All are listed in the World Health Organization (WHO)’s “Directory of World Medical Schools”.
On completing the requirements of the teaching program and passing the graduation examinations successfully, international medical undergraduates will be granted a graduation certificate and conferred a medical degree by the university. The English copy of the degree will state MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery). International students can take graduate diploma and required documents to the embassy of Bangladesh or BMDC for accreditation if needed.
Compared with Public and Private medical colleges in Bangladesh, it is so easy to get admission by a top rank China’s university to study MBBS. Furthermore, the entrance requirements for bachelor’s medicine study in China are also much lower than any other countries. By choosing China, you can avoid the burden of fierce competition or heavy application pressure.