Government dismisses concerns over universities’ de-listing

China’s Ministry of Education last Monday dismissed worries that the removal of eight universities specialising in traditional Chinese medicine from the World Directory of Medical Schools would affect graduates’ ability to obtain medical licences, writes Zou Shuo for China Daily.

In a response to China Daily, the ministry said traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) universities are important parts of China’s medical colleges and universities, and TCM graduates have the qualifications to attend medical licensing examinations based on relevant laws. Such a fact will not be changed or influenced by a decision made by a non-governmental organisation to remove them from its directory, the ministry said.

The ministry did not specify why the eight universities had been removed from the directory. Neither the directory nor the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine responded to a China Daily inquiry about the removal by press time.
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