The objective of this paper was to analyse the educational status and future training needs of China’s rural doctors and provide a basis to improve their future training.
In China, rural healthcare systems have been neglected in favor of the development of market-driven, largely urban health information systems (HIS). The authors investigated the effective use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to develop a healthcare model within the rural healthcare system.
The Chinese government, based on the 1999 Law on Physicians, started implementing the Rural Doctor Practice Regulation in 2004 to increase the percentage of certified physicians among village doctors. Special exam-targeted training for rural doctors therefore was launched as a national initiative. This study examined these rural doctors’ perceptions of whether that training helps them pass the exam and whether it improves their skills.
Since 2010, the Chinese government has been introducing selective admission policy to recruit rural students for 5-year western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine undergraduate education in order to improve rural townships’ medical services system in western China. This study aimed to analyse the selective admission policy in western China from the perspective of medical students’ attitudes towards rural career choice.
The rural-oriented tuition-waived medical education (RTME) programme has been initiated and implemented in China since 2010. This study aimed to examine the attitudes of rural-oriented tuition-waived medical students (RTMSs) in Shaanxi towards working in rural areas and the related influencing factors.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the primary levels of lifelong learning of the rural physicians and to analyze group differences.
A short version of the WHO sponsored Rural Pathways Checklist to guide practical implementation of rural pathways to train and support rural health workers (China)