NMEC in General
Law of the People's Republic of China on Medical Practitioners
NMEC in General
Medical Examination Center
was founded in 1985
and lies on the Kunyu River in Haidian District, Beijing.
an affiliated unit to Ministry of Health,
serves as the examination organization in the health
is one of the earliest professional
and is dedicated in ensuring people’s health with high quality
under the supervision of Ministry of Health and its Medical
Licensing Examination Council,
examinations according to related laws, regulations
be in charge of
development, data management and science
out medical qualification tests
standard establishment and policy
provide necessary guidance
and coordinate scientific research, staff training, reference book compilation
and item bank construction for national medical tests.
national and international
academic exchange and cooperation in medical examination
test service authorized by organizations
at home and abroad.
responsible for National Medical Licensing Examination
(NMLE) on guideline development, item development, test
administration, scoring, standard setting, psychometric analysis and
information technology application. In 1998, China enacted her Law
on Licensed Physician and the nationwide NMLE. NMLE is divided into
a Clinical Skill test (CS) and a General Written test (GW). Only by
passing CS can candidates apply for GW. Candidates are not permitted
to practice medicine until they have passed both tests in the same
year and applied for license registration. CS usually takes place
July and GW in September.
Other service includes Medical Postgraduate
Foreign Language Ability Test
National Foreign Language
and Basic Knowledge
number of examinees applying for all services exceeds a million
is stay in Exchange and Cooperation with various international
Donald Melnick, President of National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
visited NMEC twice in 2002 and 2006 with his delegation to introduce
medical education and licensing examination in the US. Three fellows
from NMEC have finished their fellowship program in NBME by July
2008. Staff from NBME visited NMEC in July 2008 and gave
presentation on item development, standard setting and test
security. They also observed NMLE Clinical Skill test in Beijing.
delegation participated in the Association of Test Publishers 2008
annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. Several delegations have been sent
to the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea and Australia to communicate
with local medical examiners.
will carry on her reform and opening-up policy. We her at NMEC are
dedicated to communicate with international organizations to boost
global medical examinations development. We are also ready with our
experience and endeavor to provide first class examination services.
FENG Pan, Foreign Affairs Assistant
General Office, China National Medical Examination Center
NO.3, Huoqiying Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100097