Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Gansu starts generalist training program to provide more family doctors

by Michael Woodhead
Authorities in Gansu province are to implement a new generalist medical training program across the province to provide family doctors to all communities. In an announcement made by the province's health department based in Lanzhou, new measures will be implemented to create a training pathway that will equip doctors with skills in areas of medicine such as internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics, dermatology, psychiatry, eye diease and infectious diseases and rehabilitation medicine.
The department said medical practitioners currently undergo training in a 5+3 year model of academic and clinical followed by vocational training that provides a specialist pathway. The only generalist practitioners are those who work in rural areas with only three years of clinical training. The aim of the new program is to provide generalist practitioners who have advanced skills in many areas of medicine to provide a family medicine service, the government said

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