Shenzhen doctors trained in Australia

Community health doctors trained in Australia

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Shenzhen Advanced Medical Education Center sent ten doctors to Australia to complete their training as general practitioners (GPs) returned last Sunday.

They are the first group of doctors and health staff to receive training from Monash University in Australia. They were trained in family medicine and community health services. 30 more medical staff members will be sent to the University to receive more training in general family medicine. The health authority is planning to send more medical staff, including doctors, nurses, and other health care workers to Australia in the future since the have signed a contract with the Monash University to train five groups of doctors as general practitioners in the span of five years.

More the 6,800 doctors and nurses have been in training in Shenzhen to provide primary health care, to treat acute and chronic illlnesses. The city also plans to have at least one GP in every community health center by the yeay 2015.

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