An Investigation of Current Trends of Medical Postgraduates’ Enrollment in China

JIA-XING PAN, CHEN ZHANG, YI QIN, WEN-MAN LEE, SHI-XING LEE, DIE ZHU, WEI-TING DENG, CHAO-XIAN YANG

Abstract


The study aims to provide clues for further reform and find out the effective ways for the healthy development of higher education in medical colleges and universities. The author investigated the enrollment in different first-class disciplines of medicine, gathered data including admission quota and enrollment from 99 colleges and universities (in Mainland China) from 2011 to 2016, compared the ratio obtained by dividing the admission quota by the enrollment. The ratio showed an upward trend in annual (except 2012 and 2014). Among all the first-class disciplines, stomatology medicine ranked the highest ratio, basic medicine the lowest. The constituent ratio of the enrollment in clinical medicine accounted for about 48% annually, of which the counterpart in basic medicine counted less than 5%. The discrepancy of the ratio indicates imbalanced development in these medical subjects.

Keywords


Medical postgraduate, Higher education, Current trends, Enrollment, Admission quota.


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/aeme2017/18540

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