Document Type : Commentary
Institute of Medical Education, Peking University, Beijing, China
Peking University Health Science Centre (PUHSC), Beijing, China
Maldistribution of health professionals between urban and rural areas has been a serious problem in China. Urban hospitals attract most of the health professionals with serious shortages in rural areas. To address this issue, a number of policies have been implemented by the government, such as free medical education in exchange for obligatory rural service.