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Q: Do the medical Doctors speak good english?

We may  move to Yinchuan next year but I am worried that the Communication will be too difficult. We have a small Baby...

 

7 years 21 weeks ago in  Health & Safety - Yinchuan

 
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Some do, most dont.

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Believe it or not, speaking fluent English (same level as English majors) is required to graduate medical school.  However, like most things in the Chinese educational system, those requirements are subject to interpretation.

 

The reality is that most doctors can speak a survival level of English, but rarely will you find one that is fluent outside of an expat hospital.

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Passing cet6 is not mandatory for them to pass... But all younger ones must have passed cet4..

 

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their English is good enough to understand a foreign patient and what he wants to express.......and that's good enough in my opinion

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most docs cant. Even they can , they speak broken English. Pray they can remember those hideous medical words.

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most Chinese doctors cannot speak good English, but some of them can. I am a Chinese doctor and  I speak fluently in English and some French. Most of patients are expats in Shanghai and Beijing.  

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no and their not as the same standards actually at best an ln in america their solutin for everything is drink more water i have seen a doctor 4 times once w/ a broken ankle a cast and drink more water sore arm and he said drink more water  lmaso

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I went to a hospital that was next door to where I lived, no English, I needed a medical supply. They gave me directions that I couldn't follow or a Chinese person could understand. I waited 3 months until I was in Hong Kong to get what I needed. I had bought and had mailed to me prior, but never recieved anything or it took 4 months to arrive.

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Think of it the other way around, if you were Chinese and living in an English speaking nation, would you expect the doctors to speak Chinese?

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 No, you can't expect anyone, anywhere to speak English. Needn't worry though, because everything from diabetes to a swollen ankle is treated with a saline drip.

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