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Analysis of the Curriculum System of Five-Year Clinical Medicine in 12 Universities of China

Xiaoqing Song, Jincai Wei


Objective: To study the curriculum system characteristics of the five-year undergraduate clinical medicine in 12 of the pilot universities of “the Excellent Doctor Education and Training Plan”. Methods: Content analysis is conducted to analyze the curriculum systems (five-year) of clinical medicine specialty, from 12 institutions that undertake the reform project of five-year clinical medicine talent training project. Results: The curriculum structures tend to be rigid; The distribution of credit proportion is usually unreasonable; The course opening times are staged; Courses for professions mainly cover disease-related courses. Conclusion: It is suggested to break the traditional structure and build a modular curriculum system; Set the primary role of humanistic education in medical study; Improve students’ learning efficiency by integrating and optimizing the courses for professions; Make dual focuses for both compulsory and optional courses and construct the Medical+X curriculum system.


Five-year clinical medicine; Curriculum system; Excellent doctors; New medical science

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v7i14.8663