Author: Dong H, Sherer R, Zhou Y, Yang J, Yu B, Fan J, Yu X, Morgan I and Cooper B Publication Year: 2015
Summary: A review of the literature reveals that there are some commonly used practices of medical education reform, though there is no one-size-fits-all formula. The tips in this paper outline a practical multifaceted approach to reform in medical education.
Description: Background: A review of the literature reveals that there are some commonly used practices of medical education reform, though there is no one-size-fits-all formula.

Aim: The following tips outline a practical multifaceted approach to reform in medical education, including some for reform efforts that involve an international partnership.

Method: These tips are based on the available literature and the authors’ experience in medical education reform in a cross-cultural context. Each recommendation is explained and then briefly illustrated where appropriate with the experience of a medical school in China that recently carried out successful reform with the adaptation of a U.S. curriculum and assistance from a U.S. medical school.

Conclusion: These tips can provide useful rules-of-thumb to medical educators and medical school leaders who are interested in curriculum reform. Some are particularly useful for reforms that involve international collaboration.

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