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3-year residency in big hospital required for all medical graduates

THE city's first group of medical graduates who are undergoing a three-year residency training in large hospitals will start working at community clinics next year, the Shanghai Health Bureau said today.

Shanghai is the first city on the mainland to reform its medical training program. Starting in 2010, all medical graduates must complete a three-year residency in a major Shanghai hospital and pass an examination before they can look for jobs.

Previously, medical students were recruited by hospitals at different levels upon graduation and they were trained by their senior colleagues who vary in professional skills. Those hired by prestigious hospitals got the best training, while those at grassroots clinics rarely had a chance to learn from experts.

The poor service of community clinics explains why people prefer to go to a few well-known hospitals even they have a minor symptom, health officials said.

Under the new scheme, all medical graduates will be trained by major hospitals in Shanghai before finding jobs. This will raise the competence level of doctors at grassroots clinics and encourage residents to seek treatment for common diseases locally, the officials said.


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