Xi’an JiaotongUniversity Health Science Center - formerly called Xi 'an Medical University -was founded in 1937. Its predecessor is National Peking University School ofmedicine. It was renamed as the Northwestern Medical College in 1950, Xi’anMedical College in 1956, and Xi’an Medical University in 1985. It was entitled Xi’anJiaotong University School of medicine in April 2000 after it merged withShaanxi Financial & Economic College and Xi’an Jiaotong University. In2012, according to the gist of the documents of the Ministry of Education onmedical education reform, Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center wasfounded after careful deliberation.
With nearly 80 yearsof development, it has trained nearly 50,000 senior medical professionals for ourcountry. Its alumni and alumnae are all over the world, among whom the vicechairman of the CPPCC national committee and academician of the Chinese Academyof Sciences, Professor Han Qide, is an outstanding representative.
The faculties ofHealth Science Center are strong with 5000 existing staff, including over 900full and associate professors, 4 academicians of the Chinese Academy ofSciences or the Chinese Academy of Engineering (part-time professors), 2 peopleselected in "Thousand Talents Program", 2 laureates of “NationalOutstanding Youth Fund”, 1 laureate of the “National Excellent Youth Fund”, an innovationteam of the ministry of education, 13 national and provincial experts withremarkable contributions, 4 provincial teaching masters, 3 people selected in"Hundred Talents Program" of Shaanxi province, and more than 100doctoral supervisors. Three affiliated hospitals have become modern hospitalsfor clinical services and medical teaching with comprehensive disciplines, superbmedical skill and advanced facilities, which provides high quality productioninternship conditions in practice teaching for students who major in medicine.
In the process oflong-term school running, Health Science Center formed the perfect training,education and management system for undergraduate and graduate students. Thetraining of undergraduate students emphasizes professional education andquality education, taking the training mode featuring "high standards, widescope, solid foundation, focus on practice, comprehensiveness and highquality". In 2007, "Hou Zonglian Medical Experimental Class" wasopen to offer a brand new educational mode to foster medical talents. Thecenter makes tremendous efforts to develop graduate education and paysattention to foster innovative thinking and innovative ability in graduatestudents. At present, there are over 4300 students, including more than 700doctoral students, over 1500 postgraduates, over 2100 eight-year/seven-yearundergraduates, and more than 400 international students.
Health Science Centerhas enormous potentiality in scientific research, strong academic atmosphere,advanced instruments and equipment. Over the years it has undertaken more than1000 national and provincial funds projects, won nearly 300 awards forscientific research achievements claimed at the national, provincial orministerial level. After the "985" and "211" projects, theoverall research strength of the center has grown markedly and made a leapdevelopment in project application, results obtaining and paper publishing.
Health Science Centerattaches great importance to the exchanges and cooperation as well as contactwith alumni and alumnae. It has long-term cooperative relations with medical educationalinstitutions as well as health organizations of more than 10 countries orregions, including the United States, Britain, Sweden and Japan, such as theWorld Health Organization (WHO), China Medical Board, the United NationsChildren's Fund, The Hope Foundation, Guanghua Education Foundation, TaiwanYangming University, Emory University and so on. In 1998, the then US Secretaryof State Madeleine Korbel Albright visited the school, and started the remotemedical consultation system between China and the United States. Our alumni andalumnae are all over the world, which plays an important role in thedevelopment and the promotion of international standing of the Health ScienceCenter.
Today's Xi'anJiaotong University Health Science Center, with the backing of the advantagesof Jiaotong University in humanities, nature, science and engineering studies, inheritthe fine tradition of Jiaotong University lasting a hundred years, keep up thespirit of medicine formed over more than seventy years’ time- "Reveringvirtue, venerating medicine, seeking truth and fostering innovation", and persistentlypursue the lofty ideals - "for the light of life". We strive to fosterhigh quality talents in the medical field, carry out high level medicalresearch, and thus provide high quality medical services.