Medical education is an important cornerstone for the development of healthcare, and medical humanities education, as an integral part of medical education, plays an irreplaceable role in cultivating people’s health guardians with high medical ethics. We adopted the method of stratified random sampling to select 309 students and 107 faculty members from three independent medical colleges in Sichuan province as the research subjects and distributed questionnaire surveys investigating in three dimensions: overall cognition of medical humanities, evaluation of medical humanistic qualities, and the current situation of medical humanities education, supplemented by an in-depth literature review and interviews with subject matter experts. We found that “tech-centrism” still has a great influence, the self-evaluation of medical students’ humanistic quality is generally not high, the educational concept of “emphasizing professional skills over morality” of faculty and staff is still quite prevalent, and there is still the “last mile” phenomenon in medical humanities education. In order to promote the integrated development of “new medicine” and “new liberal arts” and break the barriers of “tech-centrism” and “instrumental rationality,” it is necessary to change the educational concept and strengthen the education of all employees, break through the bottleneck of internships and strengthen the whole process of education, integrate educational resources and strengthen allround education, improve the incentive mechanisms, strengthen the assessment methods, and provide Chinese wisdom and Chinese solutions for the development of medical humanities education.




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