Status Analysis and Consideration of Medical Education System in China and Abroad
This paper concludes five current medical education systems by investigating medical education status in both China and abroad. They are: 5+3 years British system, 6-year German system, 6-year Russian system, “4+4” years American system, and 5+3+3 years Chinese system. Based on the five systems, this paper analyzes the current situation of medical postgraduate student education of the Great Britain, Germany, U.S.A, France, and China. In the last part of this paper, a careful consideration on Chinese medical education is made. Authors of this paper suggest that China should gradually call off multi-level medical education; take 8-year, 5-year, and 5+4 years education as the principal modes of medical education. Students should be offered medical doctor’s degree and positioned as diplomates after the 8-year medical education. Students who finish the 5-year medical education will be awarded the bachelor’s degree and work as general practitioner. Students decide to receive another 4 years medical education after finishing the 5-year one will be granted medical doctor’s degree (diplomate or general practitioner). The 3-year medical postgraduate education should be gradually abolished.
Key words: Medical education; Postgraduate education; Education system
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