Students' view upon graduation: A survey of medical education in Taiwan

Wing P. Chan, Ting Yu Wu, Ming-Shium Hsieh, Ting Ywan Chou, Chih Shung Wong, Ji Tseng Fang, Nen Chung Chang, Chuang Ye Hong, Chii Ruey Tzeng

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Background: Improving the quality of medical education is a key goal of government policy in Taiwan. The aim of this study was to reflect the responses of medical education from the perspective of graduating medical students in Taiwan. This is the first survey study of medical education in Taiwan. Methods. Using the Medical School Graduation Questionnaire from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), we distributed 406 questionnaires to medical students of four medical schools in their last semester, and received 270 back (response rate, 66.5%). There were 11 medical schools in Taiwan. Most questions were assessed on a 5-point Likert scale. Results: Students identified genetics, biochemistry, and ethics as the three most important premedical subjects preparing them for medical education and gross anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology as the three most helpful basic science subjects preparing them for clinical clerkships and electives. Most Taiwanese students were satisfied with their learning experience in internal medicine. Only 55.9% of students were confident that they had acquired the clinical skills required to become a resident, and 70.7% were satisfied with the quality of their medical education. Conclusion: The study offers preliminary results on the views of graduating students on the medical education system in Taiwan. In particular, our government and medical educators need to continuously put more effort into building students' confidence in their clinical skills.

Original languageEnglish
Article number127
JournalBMC Medical Education
Volume12
Issue number1
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Publication statusPublished - 2012

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  • Questionnaire
  • Student viewpoint
  • Survey
  • Taiwan

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Students' view upon graduation : A survey of medical education in Taiwan. / Chan, Wing P.; Wu, Ting Yu; Hsieh, Ming-Shium; Chou, Ting Ywan; Wong, Chih Shung; Fang, Ji Tseng; Chang, Nen Chung; Hong, Chuang Ye; Tzeng, Chii Ruey.

In: BMC Medical Education, Vol. 12, No. 1, 127, 2012.

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Chan, Wing P. ; Wu, Ting Yu ; Hsieh, Ming-Shium ; Chou, Ting Ywan ; Wong, Chih Shung ; Fang, Ji Tseng ; Chang, Nen Chung ; Hong, Chuang Ye ; Tzeng, Chii Ruey. / Students' view upon graduation : A survey of medical education in Taiwan. In: BMC Medical Education. 2012 ; Vol. 12, No. 1.
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