Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

Founded in 1952 during the nation-wide reorganization of institutes of higher education, Shanghai Second Medical College was a merger of the School of Medicine of St. John’s University (1896-1952), the Medical College of Aurora University (1903-1952), and the Tong-De Medical College, three long-standing medical cathedrals. In 1985, the school was renamed Shanghai Second Medical University. In July, 2005, under an agreement signed by Shanghai Municipal Government and the Ministry of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Shanghai Second Medical University, both with a long history, were merged into one. The new medical school was named Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (SJTUSM).

Adhering to the fine tradition of accepting and adopting the best of all schools of thoughts and learning the merits of all kinds of practices, and carrying forward the spirit of exploring medical science to the limits through diligence and dedication, SJTUSM has developed its own style and characteristics in its mode of schooling. Since the merging of two universities, while continuing its pursuit for the relief of human sufferings and the perfection of health, SJTUSM has incorporated Jiao Tong University’s ideal of “bearing in mind the source of happiness and bringing credit to the school by serving the country.”

In the more than 50 years since its founding, following the Party’s educational policy and based on the needs of the society for medical personnel, SJTUSM has greatly expanded its scale and improved teaching quality. From the 2 undergraduate programs and 3 3-year vocational programs in its early days, SJTUSM now has the 7-year program of clinical medicine, 8-year programs of clinical medicine and oral medicine, as well as 10 undergraduate programs.

SJTUSM has under its administration 7 affiliated general hospitals, 5 affiliated special hospitals, and 15 teaching centers for clinical practice, with the total number of beds for patients reaching 11,999,constituting the richest teaching resources among all medical schools in the country.

SJTUSM has 21 colleges and departments. Currently it has about 6,800 students at the undergraduate level and above, half of them being graduate students. SJTUSM offers educational programs in a multi-level, multi-form and multi-degree way, including 8-year programs of clinical medicine, 7-year program of clinical medicine and oral medicine, and 10 undergraduate programs which are Clinical Medicine, Stomatology, Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing, Biomedical Engineering, Public Health Administration, Nutrition, Marketing, Pharmacology and Preventive Medicine.

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