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Medical Education Reform in China

Practical Lessons from Wuhan University

Editor(s): Renslow Sherer, Yu Xiangting, Feng Youmei
Contributors: Ivy Jiang, Hongmei Dong, Jonathan Lio, Brian Cooper, Jiong Yang, Xiangting Yu, Youmei Feng, Yungfeng Zhou,

Book Description

Due to the rapid pace of scientific progress in medicine, there is a global movement to improve medical education. This unique book describes the Wuhan University Medical School reform initiative, a successful example of medical education reform in China that may offer inspiration, motivation, and new ideas to medical school leaders both in China and abroad.

Beginning in 2008, Wuhan University and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine collaborated to build a state-of-the-art, world-class curriculum and pedagogy with high levels of student and faculty satisfaction and improved student performance. The first chapter of this book outlines reform innovations, before the rest of the text moves on to detail the collaboration process, the entire reform curriculum, and the novel evaluation research methods. As such, it offers practical recommendations to medical school faculty and medical education researchers both in China and abroad, as well as to international partners working in reform collaborations.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-2466-8
ISBN-10: 1-5275-2466-3
Date of Publication: 01/04/2019
Pages / Size: 201 / A5
Price: £58.99


Renslow Sherer, MD, is Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the University of Chicago, where he also directs the Wuhan University Medical Education Reform Project that helps Wuhan University Medical School, China, to modernise its medical education by adapting the University of Chicago’s medical curriculum. He also serves as the Director of the International HIV Training Center at the University of Chicago, as the Faculty Steering Committee Co-Chairman of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, and as the Medical Director for the Midwest AIDS Education and Training Center.

Feng Youmei is the former Executive Vice President of Wuhan University and Dean of Wuhan University Medical School, China. She is currently the Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University, which is a partnership between Duke University and Wuhan University.

Yu Xiangting is Executive Vice Dean of Wuhan University Medical School, China.