Xu and Zhang recently described the current crisis in the pediatric community in China. The situation stems from predicaments at different levels, from lack of financial support to poor job security to extreme stress and poor work environments.

The University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital is a newly developed and reformed hospital financially supported by the Shenzhen city government and managed by the University of Hong Kong. It is a general hospital with a Department of Pediatrics. Although the department is administered by physicians from Hong Kong, its clinical activities are performed primarily by mainland physicians.

Our hospital is targeting issues mentioned by Xu and Zhang. As a training center for family medicine, family doctors provide care to children and hence offload some of the general pediatric burden and refer those who need specialists' care to pediatricians. Also, all physicians and surgeons receive the same salaries according to rank...

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