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In Depth: Why Medical Students in China Are Faking Their Way to a Doctor’s License

By Zhou Xinda and Wang Xintong
2023年02月08日 19:50
As physicians-to-be struggle to find the hands-on experience required to take the licensing exam, they are turning to agencies that provide forged qualifications
Doctors-in-training take the National Physician Qualification Examination in July 2020 at the Affiliated Central Hospital of Shenyang Medical College in Shenyang, Northeast China’s Liaoning Province. Photo: VCG

Clinical studies graduate Liang Feng decided to use forged documents to sit the national physician licensing exam after discovering she was not eligible because she had not spent a year on probation at a medical facility. Liang paid 8,000 yuan ($1,180) to an institution that took care of everything, including creating a fake probationary certificate and a registration form.

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