Quality and effectiveness of full-English teaching in undergraduate clinical medicine education of Guangzhou Medical University
Objective: Clinical medicine undergraduate full-English class (also known as: Nanshan class) is a brand and testing field of elite education in our school. This study aims at studying the teaching quality and effectiveness of full-English class through the questionnaire survey among students and the comparison of the results with other classes, and exploring the existing problems and countermeasures. Methods: A questionnaire survey was conducted among 2012~2013 grade students. The scores of the examination were compared between the Grade 2010~2013 full-English class students and other Chinese-class students. Results: The questionnaire results show most of the full-English class students were satisfied with the current English teaching quality, and that have a positive impact on the international communication activities. However, there is still room for improvement of English language proficiency of teachers and teaching plan completion. Performance analysis shows the mean scores of full-English class students increased year by year (R2=0.68, P=0.182), and were superior to other clinical students since 2012. Conclusion: The goal of the full-English teaching in Guangzhou Medical University has been partially achieved, and it is expected to be further improved and developed.