PUMC’s Centennial Celebrations The 7th PUMC International Medical Education Symposium Held




On September 21, 2017, the 7th PUMC International Medical Education Symposium was held at the PUMC Hall. As a major part of the celebrations, the symposium was themed “The Future of Medical Education” and is a high-level academic conference for Chinese medical educators. 20 speakers and keynote speakers from Chinese and overseas top-notch universities and medical institutions were invited to discuss the development of medical education in China and the world. Over 300 persons attended the symposium, including leaders and educators from major medical colleges, universities and institutions, leaders of PUMC’s institutes in charge of teaching, and representatives of teachers, students and alumni.




President Xuetao Cao chairs the symposium and delivers a speech 




Xinyu Chen, Deputy Director General of NHFPC Department of Health Science, Technology and Education, makes a speech 




Qiming Wang, Deputy Director General of the Department of Higher Education under the Ministry of Education, makes a speech 


The symposium was chaired by CAMS&PUMC President Xuetao Cao, attended and addressed by Deputy Director General Xinyu Chen from NHFPC Department of Health Science, Technology and Education and Deputy Director General Qiming Wang from the Department of Higher Education under the Ministry of Education.




Professor Paul Rothman, Dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, makes a speech 




Oxford University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor Nick Rawlins makes a speech 


First of all, Cao looked back on the glorious history of PUMC’s education in the past 100 years, and emphasized the background and process of and specific plans on the eight-year clinical medical program reform of PUMC, as well as the advantages of the new courses after the reform. Paul Rothman, Dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, introduced the current situation of applications of information data in the fields of healthcare, hospital management and medical education. Oxford University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor Nick Rawlins made a speech titled “The Development and Reform of Medical Education: Face the Future Challenges”. Dr. Philippe Terheggen, Managing Director for Journals at Elsevier, looked to the bright future of medical education from the perspective of medical publishing. Shitij Kapur, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences and Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health) of the University of Melbourne, introduced the valuable experience of Melbourne Medical School of the University of Melbourne in the aspects of development and reform of medical education. Prof. Liyang Wen, former Vice President of Tongji Medical University, emphasized the promoting effect of medical education accreditation to the building of the internal quality control mechanism in medical colleges and universities. In the afternoon, CAMS&PUMC Vice President Shuyang Zhang introduced the history, current situation and development prospect of PUMC’s training of resident physicians. Vice Dean of Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University introduced the latest explorations into problems of connection between clinical medical education and standardized training of resident physicians, as well as relevant solutions and innovations. Michigan University Medical School Vice Dean Joseph Kolars stressed the importance of international exchange for medical students in the courses of modern schools. Central South University XiangYa School of Medicine Dean Lijian Tao analyzed the opportunities and challenges that comprehensive universities face in the medical education reform at the current stage. Professor Karen Kim of the University of Chicago introduced the challenges of and experience accumulated by diverse countries in their education reform. By making keynote speeches and discussions, the participating experts and scholars looked back on the development history of medical education in the past 100 years, summarized the latest progress and outcomes of medical education in different countries, pointed out problems and challenges of the current medical education, and discussed about the goal and direction of future reforms.




Panel discussion 




Awarding ceremony 


At the symposium, Cao announced officially the reform plan on the eight-year clinical medical program of PUMC, which demonstrated the continuation of PUMC’s spirit -  “Inheriting Excellence and Leading Innovation”, reflecting that PUMC, as a pioneer and leader of China's medical education reform, is always ready to assume responsibilities. On such a critical moment when the whole country is intensively studying and implementing the decision of the State Council on “deepen the coordination between healthcare and education and promote reform and development of medical education”, the symposium is of great significance and will promote and guide the healthy development of China’s medical education.




Venue of the symposium 



(Text/Dean’s Office, Medical Education Center  Photo/Press Center)