Currently, China has more than 630 higher learning institutions engaged in medical studies, including over 280 colleges and over 350 secondary schools, according to new figures from the Ministry of Education (MOH).
There are 1.76 million students studying at medical institutes nationwide at present.
The country has set up a multilevel medical education that offers diploma courses ranging from bachelor's to postdoctoral studies as well as part-time classes for medical workers, thanks to decades-long reforms in the field.
The government has made efforts to standardize medical education by publishing national standards on the education of clinical medicine and issuing certificates to qualified teachers in accordance with international rules.
The government is now further deepening reforms in medical education, in an effort to create a sound environment for the development of top-level medical colleges in the country, according to the MOH. In addition, domestic medical schools are increasing cooperation and exchanges with their overseas counterparts.