PUMC Completes Enrollment of the “4+4” Pilot Class Staying True to Its Founding Mission Cultivating Medical Talents

2018-09-28

On September 9, 2018, the well-prepared enrollment of the pilot class on the reform of clinical medicine training model of PUMC started its reexamination. More than 20 candidates from Peking University, Tsinghua University, University of Science and Technology of China, and many top overseas universities entered the reexamination after strict qualification examination. Leaders of CAMS & PUMC including Chen Wang, Qin Zhang, Xue Zhang, former President Depei Liu, and Prof. Chenjian Li of Peking University participated in the interview.

 

 

Candidates take a group photo in No.9 Courtyard.

 

The reform of the training model for medical students is another major innovation in education and teaching since PUMC was founded 100 years ago. According to the essential attributes of medical multi-disciplines, the reform adopts a flexible “4 + 4” training model, selects excellent talents with a multi-disciplinary background to enter the medical professional stage, strengthens multi-disciplinary cross-integration, trains future leading medical talents, and promotes the healthy development of medical sciences.

 

 

The interview preparation meeting of the expert panel.

 

Before the exam, the Dean's Office of CAMS & PUMC organized an interview preparation meeting of the expert panel to brief on candidates and specific arrangements of the exam and define the division of responsibilities and the requirements of the interview. President Chen Wang further clarified the examination criteria and emphasized that medicine is multidisciplinary. We need to open up the way for medical professionals through the reform of the training model and bring in talents from all over the world. Also, all staff members need to adhere to the spirit of being responsible to PUMC, that of being responsible to China’s medical community, and that of selecting talents for the country to do a good job in re-testing and enrollment with high standards and strict requirements.

 

 

Multi-station examination

 

The reexamination of the pilot class was divided into two stages: multi-station examination and expert panel interview. The two links examined candidates’ medical cognition, dedication, leadership, communication skills, English proficiency, and individual psychological characteristics. Each link has a rigorous and detailed grading standard. Experts from School of Basic Medicine and School of Clinical Medicine made the final check. Afterward, the expert panel held a seminar to analyze and discuss each student's on-site performance and specific scores one by one, and finally, all the experts voted on the interview results.

 

 

The interview of an expert panel by groups

 

 

The interview of an expert panel by groups

 

 

 

The expert panel holds a seminar.

 

On September 8, in order for candidates to have a more in-depth understanding of education and teaching concepts of CAMS & PUMC and the reform of the long-schooling clinical medicine training model, the Dean's Office organized candidates to visit the gallery photo exhibition in No. 9 Courtyard, anatomy laboratory, functional laboratory, and the History Museum of PUMC Hospital, and held lectures of leaders and experts of CAMS & PUMC and seminars for graduates. In the lecture, Vice President Qin Zhang introduced the history, present, and future of PUMC. By telling the success story of PUMC’s experts and scholars, students were inspired to be promising, meet the best teachers at PUMC, walk through the most beautiful scenery, and live a life full of unlimited possibilities. Dean Chengyu Jiang of School of Basic Medicine and Deputy Director Yicheng Zhu of Neurology Department of PUMC Hospital introduced the teaching and research of basic medicine and clinical medicine, respectively. Director Chao Ma of Dean's Office of CAMS & PUMC gave a special presentation on the research on the training model of medical students and the preparation and operation of the reform-based pilot class. Graduate representatives also exchanged views on a medical study, personal growth, scientific research, and clinical practice.

 

 

Visit the Laboratory of Human Anatomy

 

 

Visit the Functional Laboratory

 

 

Visit the History Museum of PUMC Hospital

 

 

Vice President Qin Zhang gives a lecture.

 

 

Holding discussions with representatives of eight-year-program graduates.

 

On the evening of September 8, President Wang held discussions with candidates. He explained the essence of medicine and the duties of doctors, pointing out that medicine can best embody human wisdom and innovative technologies. As medicine is multidisciplinary, “DNA” of different disciplines is expressed to be colorful in the medical field. Doctors need to cure diseases and save lives and care for patients from mental and psychological aspects to help them develop an optimistic attitude towards life. He expressed his appreciation to the candidates for advocating medicine in the current trend. He sincerely hoped that the candidates would stick to their hearts, take on the mission and responsibility of medicine, become leaders of the medical circle, and instill the core values into the future medical professionals, so as to strive for the development of medical undertakings in China and the world and the future of healthy China.

 

 

(News Center and Dean’s Office)