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Article: Current perspectives on medical education in China

TitleCurrent perspectives on medical education in China
Authors
Keywords*medicine, Chinese traditional history/trends
China
Clinical medicine/*education/history/trends
Curriculum
Education, medical/*organisation & administration/history/trends
History of medicine
Learning
Issue Date2006
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0308-0110
Citation
Medical Education, 2006, v. 40 n. 10, p. 940-949 How to Cite?
AbstractContext: China has a long tradition of education and medicine. However, limited economic conditions and a huge population mean that further development of medical education in China must be tailored to meet the country's needs. Objectives: The aim of this paper is to describe current medical education practice in China with reference to the general and historical purposes of education in China and how they have affected and continue to affect student learning. Reference is also made to both Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. Methods: It is argued that traditional educational practices in China have encouraged rote learning and that creativity is not cultivated. This affects the way many Chinese students learn medicine. Since 1949, the Chinese medical education system has developed according to its own needs. The current system for training medical students is complex, with medical school curricula lasting 3-8 years. However, medical education reform is taking place and new teaching methods are being introduced in some schools. Discussion: Medical education is important to China's large population. The undergraduate medical education system is being streamlined and national standards are being established. Innovations in medical education have recently been encouraged and supported, including the adoption of problem-based learning. It is important that the momentum is kept up so that the health care of a fifth of the world's population is assured. © Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2006.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151630
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.369
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.913
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dc.contributor.authorLam, TPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWan, XHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorIp, MSMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:25:41Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:25:41Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationMedical Education, 2006, v. 40 n. 10, p. 940-949en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0308-0110en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151630-
dc.description.abstractContext: China has a long tradition of education and medicine. However, limited economic conditions and a huge population mean that further development of medical education in China must be tailored to meet the country's needs. Objectives: The aim of this paper is to describe current medical education practice in China with reference to the general and historical purposes of education in China and how they have affected and continue to affect student learning. Reference is also made to both Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. Methods: It is argued that traditional educational practices in China have encouraged rote learning and that creativity is not cultivated. This affects the way many Chinese students learn medicine. Since 1949, the Chinese medical education system has developed according to its own needs. The current system for training medical students is complex, with medical school curricula lasting 3-8 years. However, medical education reform is taking place and new teaching methods are being introduced in some schools. Discussion: Medical education is important to China's large population. The undergraduate medical education system is being streamlined and national standards are being established. Innovations in medical education have recently been encouraged and supported, including the adoption of problem-based learning. It is important that the momentum is kept up so that the health care of a fifth of the world's population is assured. © Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2006.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0308-0110en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofMedical Educationen_HK
dc.rightsMedical Education. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.-
dc.subject*medicine, Chinese traditional history/trendsen_HK
dc.subjectChinaen_HK
dc.subjectClinical medicine/*education/history/trendsen_HK
dc.subjectCurriculumen_HK
dc.subjectEducation, medical/*organisation & administration/history/trendsen_HK
dc.subjectHistory of medicineen_HK
dc.subjectLearningen_HK
dc.subject.meshChinaen_US
dc.subject.meshClinical Medicine - Educationen_US
dc.subject.meshCultureen_US
dc.subject.meshCurriculumen_US
dc.subject.meshEducation, Medical - History - Organization & Administration - Trendsen_US
dc.subject.meshHistory, 15Th Centuryen_US
dc.subject.meshHistory, 16Th Centuryen_US
dc.subject.meshHistory, 17Th Centuryen_US
dc.subject.meshHistory, 18Th Centuryen_US
dc.subject.meshHistory, 19Th Centuryen_US
dc.subject.meshHistory, 20Th Centuryen_US
dc.subject.meshHistory, Ancienten_US
dc.subject.meshHistory, Medievalen_US
dc.subject.meshLearningen_US
dc.subject.meshMedicine, Chinese Traditional - History - Trendsen_US
dc.subject.meshTeaching - History - Methodsen_US
dc.titleCurrent perspectives on medical education in Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TP:tplam@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailIp, MSM:msmip@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2929.2006.02552.xen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid16987183-
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dc.identifier.volume40en_HK
dc.identifier.issue10en_HK
dc.identifier.spage940en_HK
dc.identifier.epage949en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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