On the morning, they stitched the wound of the pig's eye under the microscope wearing white coats, while on the afternoon, they popularized eye health knowledge in Gege (princess) and general costumes, dressing up as Ziwei and Zhang Fei...... The final of the national Graduate Clinical Competence (Ophthalmology) Competition was held in the Affiliated Eye Hospital of WMU on November 29th. The contestants showed the demeanor of the graduate students of the medical schools in the new era with their excellent clinical skills and witty performances.
Organized by the Alliance of Graduate School of Medical Universities in China and hosted by WMU, the competition attracted more than 130 outstanding graduate students from 33 medical schools in China, including China Medical University, Nanjing Medical University and the Fourth Military Medical University. Cheng Jinguo, the Deputy Secretary of WMU Party Committee, Fu Weineng, the President of the Alliance of Graduate School of Medical Universities in China and the Executive Deputy Dean of the Graduate School of China Medical University, and Chen Weirong, head of the competition jury and professor of Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, addressed the opening ceremony respectively.
Cheng Jinguo pointed out that ensuring medical education to the satisfaction of people is the basic project to improve health care services, as well as a significant task to deepen the reform of the medicine and health care system, and an important guarantee to promote the construction of a "Healthy China". He hoped that WMU would take this opportunity to explore new models and new mechanisms to comprehensively improve the quality of professional degree postgraduate cultivation with other colleges and universities, and take the initiative to respond to the people's expectations for medical education in the new era. Cheng also extended his sincere wishes that the contestants improve their clinical skills and overall quality through this competition.
Fu Weineng, the President of the Alliance of Graduate School of Medical Universities in China and the Executive Deputy Dean of the Graduate School of China Medical University, delivered a speech on behalf of the Alliance.
Chen Weirong, head of the competition jury and professor of Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, delivered a speech on behalf of the judges.
The competition consisted of two stages: the preliminary and the final. In the preliminary competition, an online test was set to evaluate the application ability of each college team based on their basic theory and knowledge of common diseases and frequently-occurred diseases, as well as their abilities of standardized diagnosis and treatment and clinical thinking. 10 teams moved on to the final.
In the final, contestants competed fiercely in four sessions: clinical research project design competition, ophthalmic microsurgery skills competition, case report competition, and science popularization works competition. The clinical research project design competition challenged contestants to pick the competition topic by drawing lots on the evening of 28th, complete the project design overnight, and make a presentation with slides on the morning of 29th. The limitation of topics and time greatly increased the difficulty of this part. The contest of ophthalmic microsurgery skills was the most challenging part of the four sessions which tested clinical thinking and operational ability. Competitors were required to suture the wound of a pig's eye within 20 minutes with the help of microscopic equipment. They had to successively cut the conjunctiva of the wound, check the length of the wound, accurately match the position and sew the buried thread. In the case report competition, each team sent one team member to give a presentation on real ophthalmic cases, and the judges raised questions and assessed their performance. In the science popularization works competition, the contestants explained the knowledge of ophthalmology through vivid stories and short sketches, bringing both laughter and ophthalmic knowledge to the audience.
After the intense competition, Chongqing Medical University and Southern Medical University won the Special Prize, and WMU and Anhui Medical University won the First Prize. Three universities placed second and two placed third. The 23 teams that did not enter the final were voted online for their science popularization works, and five of them were awarded for their creativity.
Jin Shengwei, Vice President of WMU, presented the award to the winning team.
The Graduate Clinical Competence (Ophthalmology) Competition of the Alliance of Graduate School of Medical Universities in China is a professional competition at national level held to implement the spirit of document "Opinions on Deepening the Coordination of Medicine and Education to Further Promote the Reform and Development of Medical Education" issued by the General Office of the State Council, further strengthen the cultivation of basic theory, basic knowledge and basic skills of ophthalmology students, and enhance their ability of innovation, practice and teamwork. The competition is held every two years. This competition is the second session of this competition and has received widespread media coverage including Zhejiang Daily, Wenzhou Daily, Wenzhou Evening News, Wenzhou Metropolis Daily, Wenzhou Commercial Daily, and Wenzhou Net.