Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2015, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (9): 1281-1284.

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The comparison of medical education curricula in different countries


  • Received:2015-01-09 Revised:2015-03-21 Online:2015-09-05 Published:2015-09-07
  • Contact: Qin ZHANG

Abstract: Objective In order to summarize the common characters of medical education, this research Compared curricula and educational reformation of different counties. The common characters of international medical education are useful to China’s current medical education reformation. Methods This research used method of comparative education study to compare the medical education of the U.S, the U.K and Japan. Results Although the medical education program length is different in the 3 countries, they all recognize medical education as professional education. So they all adopt muti-method to test candidates. The curriculum frameworks of medical education program of 3 countries are different, but the curriculum organization, teaching methodologies, assessment methods are similar. They all have complete quality control system. As to the medical education reformation, about half of medical schools in the U.K and Japan have implemented graduate entered medical education program. Conclusion Although medical education program length is different in the U.S, the U.K and Japan, they have some common characters. These common characters are useful to medical education reformation and quality control in China.

Key words: International, Medical education, Comparative study

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