Peking University Health Science Center

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Peking University Health Science Center is a respected medical school in China attached to Peking University, and is affiliated to 14 other hospitals in the Beijing Metropolitan Area. It is considered one of the top medical schools in the country. It is considered to be both a historical pioneer and a modern leader in medical education and research in mainland China. It is notably supporting initiatives in genomics and in neuroscience. An alternative name for the medical school is Beijing Medical University.

The hospital is located on Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing.


Established by the central government of China on October 26, 1912 in the city of Beijing, it was the first of the kind in China to teach western medicine and train medical professionals. In 1923 it adopted the name Beijing Medical University. It merged with Peking University in 2000 and is now named Peking University Health Science Center.


PUHSC offers a full range of courses for eight specialties including basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, preventive medicine, stomatology, pharmacy, nursing, medical laboratory diagnosis and biomedical English. It has 57 accredited doctoral programs and 66 master programs. In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs, it plays an active role in continuing education. PUHSC hosts six postdoctoral programs. PUHSC has an enrollment of 10,112 students, including 927 doctoral students, 1,036 master program students, 3,196 undergraduates, 696 junior college students, 3,994 adult learning program students, and 388 international students.

PUHSC has developed 20 disciplines that have gained national recognition. Besides, it has one national key laboratory, 10 ministry-level key laboratories, 23 joint research centers, and 20 research institutes at university level. PUHSC has 11 schools, one institute and one division: School of Basic Medical Sciences, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Stomatology, the First School of Clinical Medicine (Beida Hospital), the Second School of Clinical Medicine (the People’s Hospital), the Third School of Clinical Medicine (the Third Hospital), Institute of Mental Health (the Sixth Hospital), the School of Oncology (Beijing Tumor Hospital), Peking University Shenzhen School of Medicine, Peking University School of Telemedical Education, and the Division of Humanity and Fundamental Sciences. In addition, 15 hospitals in Beijing serve as teaching hospital.

Ranking: Number one in general among all medical schools in China. Number one in biomedical research among all medical schools in China. Number two in clinical medicine among all medical schools.


Zhong Nanshan - Discovered the SARS coronavirus

Tu Youyou-- Albert Lasker Award in Clinical Medicine (2011) for discovering artemisinin (also known as Qinghaosu).

Shu Chien- National Medal of Science, USA (2011)

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