Peking University Health Science Center
Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC) is located in a cultural area with many universities, and also the center of the well-known Hi-Tech Zone. PKUHSC is a well-structured, multi-disciplined comprehensive medical education palace with a long history.
The history of PKUHSC can be traced back to as early as the beginning of the 20th century. In October 1912, the Ministry of Education bought the estate of the Medical Clinic, which was originally established in 1903 by Qing Dynasty government, and appointed Tang Erhe, a famous professor of histology trained in Japan, as the President. Thus the first national school of western medicine, Peking Medical School, was formally established, having nine staff members with the first admission of 72 students.
In the decades after its foundation Peking Medical School struggled through the unsteady years of wars and social turmoil. In the 1930s, it was incorporated into Peking University in 1940s. In 1952 it was separated from Peking University and became an independent college governed by Ministry of Health. Thereafter, it began to develop rapidly. In April 2000, BMU was again incorporated into Peking University. And on May 4th, it was formally renamed Peking University Health Science Center.
PKUHSC offers a full range of courses for 8 specialties including basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, preventive medicine, stomatology, pharmacy, nursing, medical laboratory diagnosis and biomedical English. It has 47 accredited doctoral programs and 59 master programs. In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs, it also plays an active role in continuing education. PKUHSC hosts 6 postdoctoral programs.
PKUHSC has 6 schools, 8 university hospitals. In addition, 13 hospitals in Beijing serve as teaching hospitals. PKUHSC now has an enrollment of more than 10000 students, including 1082 doctoral students, 1962 master program students, 3115 undergraduates, 537 junior college students, 3500 adult learning program students, and 549 international students. PKUHSC has 1 national key laboratory, 11 ministry-level key laboratories,
During the period of 1993-2004,PKUHSC has assumed some national key program of different projects as “the Eighth Five-Year Budget Period Research Project ”, “the Ninth Five-Year Budget Period Research Project ”,”863 Project”, and ”973 Project”, and has received more than 1000 grant supports from various domestic foundations. It produced satisfactory outcomes, winning 30 prizes for excellent researches at national, ministry, or provincial levels, and the publications of the researches are widely cited. PKUHSC has been ranking the first in receiving research grants from the National Natural Science Foundation for the past 11 years.
PKUHSC, the first Medical Institution of Western medicine founded by Chinese Government, is developing rapidly in the new era, with its academic atmosphere of “Diligence, Rigor, Objectivity, and Creativity” and its ethos of “Firm political orientation, truth seeking in study and devotion in service”. In the process of building an outstanding university in the world, PKUHSC, with the strong support of the central government, will attain its final goal: institute and offer first-class medical education with all its heart and all its might.