Medical education in China for the 21st century: the context for change.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A national conference on Medical Education in China for the 21st Century was convened in Beijing in November 1986. Over 6 days, leading medical educators and Ministry of Public Health officials from across China presented China's future health service needs and debated opportunities and constraints in meeting those needs by various innovations in medical education. Recent political upheavals have left many educators wary of innovation. There are major, conflicting demands between the needs of rural primary care service and the needs of medical schools to replenish medical school professional ranks depleted by the Cultural Revolution. Multiple and varied experiments in medical education will be encouraged among China's medical schools. China will probably amalgamate indigenous and foreign education experiments, offering the world community new and important innovations in medical education.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kaufman, A; Hamilton, JD; Peabody, JW

Published Date

  • July 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 253 - 260

PubMed ID

  • 3173151

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0308-0110

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1365-2923.1988.tb00750.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England