A Brief Introduction of Tongji Medical College

As a well-known medical college with a history of 112 years and one of the birthplaces of Chinese modern medical education,Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST TMC) is one of the first 10 medical colleges administratively under the Ministry of Education and the National Health Commission. TMC is among the first universities and colleges that offer eight-year curriculaon clinical medicine, and have Training Programs for Doctors of Excellence. TMC is one of the only two institutions having state-level model centers for experimental demonstrations of preclinical medicine, clinical medicine and preventive medicine. Two programs, namely, preclinical medicine and public health/preventive medicine,included in the State-Supported "Double First-Rate" program.

Consisting of School of Basic Medicine, School of Public Health, School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine and Health Management, School of Nursing, Department of Forensic Medicine, Family Planning Research Institute and 10 affiliated hospitals/clinical schools, TMC has14 undergraduate programs, 9 accredited Class-Aprograms of doctoral degrees, 64 accredited Ph.D. programs and 6 post-doctoral research centers. At present, it has 9 state key programs, 5 candidate state key programs and 61 state clinical key departments. In the 4th round of program evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Education, TMC’s Public Health and Preventive Medicinewas rated A+. Moreover, its 9 programs are among the top 1% in ESI global program ranking list, including Clinical Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology and Biology and Biochemistry.

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TMC boasts an army ofhigh-qualify teachers,includingover 660 full professors and over 830 associate professors.A good many faculty members are eminent scientists and specialists in their fields, including 1 academician from Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 academician from Chinese Academy of Engineering, 5 Lead Scientists of“973 Program”, 4 nationally-eminent teachers, 13 specially-appointed professors(Changjiang Scholars), 3 Young Changjiang Scholars, 21 winners of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 10 scholars under Millions of Leading Engineering Talents Project, 10 winners of the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars and 55 scholars under Ministerial Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (NCET).

The college currently enrolls more than 9,400 students, including 4,187 undergraduate students, 4,539 graduate students, and 681 international students (statistics at the end of 2018). The college has 3 state-level teaching teams, 4 state-level programs, 3 state-level experimental teaching demonstration centers and 2 state-level clinical teaching training demonstration centers.TMC has trained over 80,000 medical professionals,among whom are the well-known alumni as academician WU Mengchao and academician HOU Yunde awarded the Highest National Awards in Science and Technology, and 15 academicians in China, US and Germany.

TMC has 2 state key research bases, 2 key laboratories co-sponsored by the provincial governmentand ministry and 21 ministerial and provincial key laboratories and engineering laboratories. It has 2 innovative teams approved by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and 17 innovative teams approved by the Ministry of Education and Hubei Province.The college has received 20 national awards,including Natural Science Award, Science and Technology Advancement Award and Technological Invention Award, and 399 provincial and ministerial-level science and technology awards. Among them, 87 are first-place awards. Since 2014, TMC has won over 300 grants of the National Natural Science Foundation of China for five consecutive years,and is among the top 10 medical colleges in China.

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TMC has 10 affiliated hospitals. Among them, Union Hospital and Tongji Hospital are large modern general hospitals integrating medicine, teaching, scientific research. The two hospitals are serving as medical centers in the Central China and regional hospitals of ultimate diagnosis and treatment and are among the best hospitals in China.

TMC hasestablished long-term cooperative relationships with more than 40 organizations, including universities, research institutes and hospitals in over 20 countries and regions worldwideand has signed intercollegiate cooperation agreements with over 40overseas colleges anduniversities. Moreover, altogether 8 Sino-foreign cooperative scientific research bases have been established and international exchanges and cooperation such as joint school management, academic exchange and joint research have been carried out with many world-renowned universities and research institutes.

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