Clinical medicine of Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University is the first national featured professional building spot, and one of the famous-brand professions in Guangdong Province. Five-year clinical medicine is one of the largest, oldest and most famous school professions of Zhongshan School of Medicine, focusing on training general practitioners engaged in clinical work, or senior personnel ?engage in teaching and researching in universities and research institutions. With high graduate employment rate and wide range of employment, most of the graduates it trains have become the backbone of the relevant units of teaching, research and administration, universally praised by the employing units.
The Clinical Medicine Major of Sun Yat-Sen Faculty of Medicine attracts outstanding students from all corners of the country to achieve their splendid dreams of practise medicine in order to help the people. Starting in 2011, to comply with the demand of medicine talented person of society, Sun Yat-Sen Faculty of Medicine has cancelled the lesser major such as imageology and Optometry and classfied all the students into the five-year program of clinical medicine, aiming at cultivating general practitioner at undergraduate level and further cultivating more professionally and subtilized specialists in master and doctor stage.
About students cultivation, tha five-year program of clinical medicine cultivates clinical medicine applied high-level expertise who not only possess the fundamental theories of basic medicine as well as clinical medicine and fundamental skills of medical precaution but also own the ability of studying, handling clinic actual matters and doing scientific research. After graduation，students can take up medical treatment, precaution, teaching, scientific research and medical related technical work in different levels of hospitals, center for disease control(CDC), higher education institutions and medical related public institutions, most of which are located at economically developed Pearl River Delta.Sun Yat-Sen University owns abundant teachers strength, in the meantime, each affiliated hospitals can offer not only adequate practice teaching base but also great laboratories for students to study of scientific research. Most courses the School sets up have been honored as national or provincial quality courses. It trains high-quality medical personnel with comprehensive development of professional theory, technology, research and others. The students use amateur researches, summer researches, cultural lectures, outstanding cultural seminars, technological and cultural weeks and other activities to enrich school life and expand their knowledge. In recent years, through the improvement of the new model "three early" Medical Education (Early exposure to clinic, early exposure to research, early exposure to social practice), the School focuses on close integration of basic and clinical, theory and practice, to stimulate and expand the students' early interest in research and innovation capacity. In the early stages of students’ learning, the School achieves comprehensive developments of medical students’ professionalism, innovation, scientific literacy, clinical thinking, group cooperation, group health and critical thinking skills.