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Fam Med. 2013 May;45(5):341-4.

Family medicine training in China.

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Department of Family Medicine, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University Medical School, China.


In 2010, six ministries of the Chinese government jointly issued a plan for building team-based primary care led by family physicians, prompting the creation of new models of family medicine training across the country. The purpose of this paper is to describe examples of existing family physician training models in China, to present advantages and disadvantages of the various models, and to present a specific model of family medicine residency training implemented at the Zhejiang University Medical School-affiliated Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital in collaboration with the Michigan State University-affiliated Genesys Regional Medical Center.

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