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6,700 rural students to receive free medical education

Updated: May 12,2019 8:54 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s medical colleges will enroll 6,700 rural students this year who will work for rural health centers in central and western China upon graduation, according to a circular issued by the Ministry of Education.

With financing by the central government, the students will enjoy five-year free education in majors including clinical medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, traditional Mongolian medicine, traditional Tibetan medicine and traditional Dai ethnic medicine.

Applicants for the project must be from rural areas, and must take part in this year’s national college entrance exam, the circular reads.

Before receiving their letters of admission, the students must sign agreements with the colleges that have enrolled them as well as health and human resources authorities of the counties where they are going to work after graduation, according to the circular.

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