Designing and Implementing a 5-Year Transfusion Medicine Diploma Program in China

Tingting Li, Wenjing Wang, Ling Zhang, Ye Zhou, Fucai Lai, Yongshui Fu, Chuanxi Wang, Baocheng Yang, Weigang Zhu, Yanyun Wu, Jean Pierre Allain, Lori Stevens, Chengyao Li

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The need for physicians and technical consultants specialized in transfusion medicine is urgent in China, as there are 20 000 hospitals and 500 blood centers in need of staff with this expertise. The progress made in transfusion medicine as a specialty has been relatively slow in China. Current Chinese medical education and service systems have not developed transfusion medicine as a stand-alone medical specialty. Most physicians receive only minimal training in transfusion medicine in medical school. This training is usually integrated into surgical training and addresses the most common technologies. In 2008, a 5-year bachelor's diploma program in transfusion medicine was established as an undergraduate specialty in Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China. This article intends to summarize the 8 years of experience educating undergraduates in the specialty of transfusion medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-131
Number of pages6
JournalTransfusion medicine reviews
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Careers
  • Curriculum
  • Diploma program
  • Teaching mode
  • Transfusion medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical


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