On June 5, the experts from Guizhou Provincial Education Department and Guizhou Academic Degree Committee Office reviewed and demonstrated the inclusion of our clinical medicine into the list of domestic first-class disciplines in Guizhou Province for construction. Recently, Guizhou Provincial Education Department officially issued a document, approving the inclusion of GMU's "clinical medicine" into the list of domestic first-class disciplines in Guizhou Province for construction.
Clinical medicine is one of GMU's conventional competitive and branded disciplines and one of Guizhou's key characteristic disciplines. In recent years, the discipline connotation building level has been significantly improved under the right leadership of CPC Guizhou Provincial Committee and the Provincial Government and the strong support and guidance of Guizhou Provincial Education Department. In 2017, our clinical medicine was included in the first list of first-class disciplines in Guizhou Province for construction. During the construction period, through focusing on the first-class discipline construction goals and tasks, we've integrated disciplinary areas, highlighted disciplinary features, formed a relatively stable disciplinary direction, been authorized as a clinical medicine doctorate degree awarding unit and a national first-class undergraduate discipline construction unit, and got into the top 1% of the ESI global discipline ranking in terms of clinical medicine. So far, we've achieved significant results in respect of academic team building, scientific research, talent cultivation, platform conditions creation, academic exchange and cooperation, social services and others, making positive contributions to serving local economic and social development and ensuring the well-being of people.
In the next step, we will seize this opportunity to further optimize our faculty team, strengthen the platform construction, improve the quality of talent cultivation, actively apply for the qualification of a first-level clinical medicine doctorate degree awarding unit, and promote the high-level and connotative sustainable development of this discipline, in order to continue building clinical medicine as a "first-class" discipline.