It is not as difficult as you may think to find work and obtain a license to work as a doctor in China. Doctors form many different countries are already working in China (many from the USA).
In general, expat doctors are employed by expat hospitals and clinics. These cater to the expat population and the wealthy Chinese, and all of these are located in the large cities in China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu, and hire primarily family physicians (general practitioners) and specialists (consultants). Due to the nature of the practice, the is a higher demand for family physicians than specialists, although this varies depending on location and staffing needs.
Once you have been offered a position the employer will sponsor you to take the medical licensing exam (don't worry - it is in English) and it has been described as being very similar to the USMLE Step 3. Once passed, you are able to commence work.
Living in China can be an overwhelming experience for expatriates. Mega-cities with millions of inhabitants, the high population density and urban crowds may need getting used to.
Being the fourth biggest nation in geographical terms, possessing the most inhabitants, the world's export leader are impressive enough, however you will also be exposed to some of the most interesting mixture of regional diversity.
You can view the latest jobs available for doctors in China on Global Medical Careers below.