›› 2012, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (9): 1269-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2012.09.027

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Development of postgraduates´|innovative abilities in medical education

GU Qin-long, LIU Wei   

  1. Shanghai Jiaotong University Graduate School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China
  • Online:2012-09-28 Published:2012-09-29


Accompanying with the unusual course of rapid development of degree and postgraduate education from scratch in China over the past thirty years, the postgraduate education of Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine has also achieved tremendous development and great progress. In particular, after the merger of former Shanghai Jiaotong University and Shanghai Second Medical University in 2005, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine has been building on strength and making a step-change in its postgraduate education. From then on, the number of postgraduate students enrolled has increased to over 1 000 each year. Meanwhile, the basic conditions of postgraduate education, scientific research, abilities of advisors to guide students, level of training and quality of education have been fully upgraded. Since 2008, with the support of third construction phase of “211 Project”, School of Medicine takes “quality and innovation” as its theme and pays close attention to connotation construction. By implementation of the projects of “Experimental Skills in Information Technology Platform”, “Outbound Learning and Enhancing Plan” and “National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Incubation Program”, School of Medicine efforts to improve the educational “soft power” which intends to improve innovation abilities of postgraduate students. Great performance has been made in various aspects. The quantity and quality of published papers from postgraduate students have significantly improved, and award of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation, Shanghai Graduate Outstanding Achievements as well as national First-Class Discipline Assessment are now in the forefront among the domestic medical schools.

Key words: medical education, postgraduate, innovative ability, career training