Fudan University Shanghai Medical College

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Fudan University
Shanghai Medical College
Fudan SHMC Logo.jpg
Former names
Shanghai Medical University
Shanghai First Medical College
National Shanghai Medical College
Motto 正谊明道, Zhèngyí Míngdào
Type Public
Established 1927
Dean Gui Yonghao (桂永浩)
Academic staff
Teaching Faculty 554, PhD Advisor 249, Master Advisor 204
Location Shanghai, China
Address 138 Yixueyuan Road, Shanghai
Nickname Chinese: 上医; pinyin: Shàngyī; literally: "Shanghai-Med"
Website shmc.fudan.edu.cn
Fudan University Shanghai Medical College
Traditional Chinese 復旦大學上海醫學院
Simplified Chinese 复旦大学上海医学院

Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, formerly known as the Medical Center of Fudan University and Shanghai Medical University, is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical schools in China. It is consistently ranked among the top three medical schools in China. Fudan University (established in 1905) and Shanghai Medical University (established in 1927) merged in April 2000 to become a more comprehensive institution of higher education. On July 27, 2001, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University was established, with Professor Wang Wei-ping as its first dean, and the original site of Shanghai Medical University was then designated as the Fenglin Campus of Fudan University.[1]


The college is located to the east of the prosperous region of Xujiahui, in Xuhui District, Shanghai, China. It is located adjacent to Zhaojiabang Road Station, served by Shanghai Metro Lines 7 and 9.


East Campus of the Medical College with a statue of founder Dr. Yan Fuqing
  • 1927 The Medical College of Shanghai was founded, comprising part of National Fourth Zhongshan University whose main campus was in Nanjing, when Jiangsu Medical University originated in 1902 in Suzhou was merged into the university, and the degree of Doctor of Medicine was awarded to qualified graduates who completed study of 2 years in Nanjing and 5 years in Shanghai campus as designed. It was the first medical school established by a national university in China. The founding figures include a number of distinguished Chinese medical experts.[2] In the beginning the Shanghai medical college rent Huashan Hospital as its clinic hospital which was under deficit, and in 1929, under the director Yan Fuqing, the hospital turned losses into gains. In 1930 when Yan Fuqing was the college dean, Shanghai Medical Center (Zhongshan Hostiptal) was initiated, and Zhongshan Hostiptal was opened in 1937.
  • 1928 Fourth Zhongshan University was renamed Jiangsu University, and in May of the same year was again renamed to National Central University (which itself was to be renamed Nanjing University in 1949.)
  • 1932 National Central University Medical College became an independent institution under the name of National Shanghai Medical College.
  • 1937 Moved to Kunming, Yunnan province because of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • 1940 Relocated to Chongqing.
  • 1946 Returned to Shanghai after the end of the war.
  • 1952 Renamed Shanghai First Medical College.
  • 1959 Designated by the central government as one of the sixteen national key institutions of higher learning in China.
  • 1985 Named Shanghai Medical University.
  • 2000 Merged with Fudan University.
  • 2001 Established as Fudan University Shanghai Medical College (aka Medical Center of Fudan University).


In July 2014, Shanghai Medical College's campus began a 2-year large-scale construction project, which is projected to be complete in December 2016. New facilities will include new student residential colleges with residential towers, food services, and activity space, two research complexes, an indoor swimming center with rooftop soccer field, and a 20-story library tower, which has been granted ¥100 million yuan ($16.1 million USD) by Powerlong Group Group Development and Shanghai Haosheng Investment Group.

Education and research[edit]

Today, the college has 27 departments in the basic medical sciences and clinical medicine, 20 national key disciplines, 1 national key laboratory, 8 Project 211 key disciplines, 9 key laboratories under the supervision of the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China, 2 municipal key disciplines and 8 Shanghai Clinic Medical Centers. It has 4 research stations that offer postdoctoral fellowships, 29 doctoral programs and 36 master programs.

The college offers undergraduate programs in Clinical Medicine, Basic Medicine and Forensic Medicine. The Clinical Medicine programs include a standard 5-year program offering the Bachelor of Medicine degree, a six-year program offering the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree, and an eight-year program offering the Doctor of Medicine degree.

As a part of Fudan University, the college offers interdisciplinary programs while featuring its focus in medicine and clinical study. The college faculty includes a number of well-known experts and professors who are highly respected for their academic achievements and medical skills. Among them are 2 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 4 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 10 Cheung Kong Distinguished Professor of the Ministry of Education of China, and 10 faculties funded by the National Outstanding Youth Foundation. At present, the college has 249 PhD advisors and 249 master advisors.

The college has established cooperative relations and exchange programs with numerous medical schools throughout the world, including those of Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Sydney, University of British Columbia, Umeå University, Osaka University, University of Hong Kong, and Chinese University of Hong Kong.[3]

The Ministry of Education of China has approved Fudan University as one of the thirty qualified universities in China to enroll international students in both its English-taught and Chinese-taught programs of medicine.

Academic departments[edit]

Basic medicine[edit]

Clinical specialties[edit]

  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Department of Neurology
  • Department of Dermatology and Venereal Disease
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Department of Otolaryngology
  • Department of Oncology
  • Department of Mental Medicine
  • Department of Medical Imaging
  • Department of Rehabilitative and Sports Medicine
  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • Department of Integrated Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine
  • Department of Clinical Diagnostics
  • Department of Stomatology
  • Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Department of Family Medicine[4]


Basic sciences[edit]

Clinical research[edit]

  • Key Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology of Antibiotics, Ministry of Health
  • Key Laboratory of Hearing Medicine, Ministry of Health
  • Key Laboratory of Viral Heart Diseases, Ministry of Health
  • Key Laboratory of Neonatal Diseases, Ministry of Health
  • Key Laboratory of Hand Function Reconstruction, Ministry of Health
  • Key Laboratory of Complex Carbohydrates, Ministry of Health
  • Key Laboratory of Myopia, Ministry of Health

Fudan University Journal of Medical Sciences[edit]

The Fudan University Journal of Medical Sciences[5] (simplified Chinese: 复旦学报(医学版); traditional Chinese: 復旦學報(醫學版)) is a comprehensive national key medical journal managed by Fudan University under the supervision of the Ministry of Education of China, and is distributed domestically and internationally. Formerly known as the Journal of Shanghai Medical University, it was founded in June 1956. It mainly publishes original articles in the area of basic medicine, clinical medicine, pharmacology and preventive medicine, but it also covers a wide variety of columns including reviews, case reports, methodologies and brief communications.

The journal is indexed in internationally renowned abstracts services, e.g. American-based Chemical Abstracts Service (CA) and Biological Abstracts (BA), Amsterdam-based EMBASE or Excerpta Medica (EM), Russia-based Abstracts Journal, and various domestic medical abstracts and academic journal full-text databases.

Hospital affiliation[edit]

The college has 10 affiliated hospitals which are top hospitals in China and serves as the school’s teaching and internship base.[6]

Zhongshan Hospital[edit]

Zhongshan Hospital[7] (simplified Chinese: 中山医院; traditional Chinese: 中山醫院) was founded in commemoration of the late Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (Sun Zhong-shan), initiated in 1930, start building in 1935, laid a foundation in 1936, and opened in 1937. The director-general of Preparatory Committee of Zhongshan Hospital (initially named Shanghai Medical Center) was Yan Fuqing, and later Niu Huisheng was appointed as the first hospital director. It is a major teaching hospital affiliated to the Ministry of Health of China and was awarded "The Best 100 Hospitals" in 1999. The motto of Zhongshan Hospital is "Prudence, Practicality, Unity and Offering". The hospital now covers an area of 73,188m2 and has 178,687m2 of buildings.

The hospital has 1,272 beds serving 25,000 inpatients and 1,200,000 outpatients and emergencies each year. There are three affiliated branches located at Tianma Hill, Songjiang District, 1474 Yan’an Road, and Qingpu District. Among its 2,300 medical staff are 360 professors and associate professors, 600 physicians, 700 nurses and 450 technicians, 1 member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 2 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

The hospital includes all clinical specialties, except pediatrics, excelling in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, liver cancer, renal and pulmonary diseases, etc. It has been designated as the Shanghai Clinical Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Liver Cancer. Having their head offices set up in the hospital, the Shanghai Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, the Liver Cancer Institute of Fudan University, the Institute of Vascular Surgery of Fudan University and the Nuclear Medicine Institute of Fudan University have become the major research centers of the hospital. The Organ Transplantation Center, Fudan University, is another feature of the hospital. The hospital is also renowned for its strength in abdominal surgery, orthopedics, interventional radiology, anaesthesia, ultrasound diagnosing and integrated treatment of western and traditional medicine. The hospital is undertaking annually some 100 major research projects supported by the Ministry of Health, Nation and Municipal Government. Nearly 100 items have been awarded for distinguished achievements in research by the local or central government in recent years.

Huashan Hospital[edit]

Huashan Hospital main building.

Huashan Hospital[8] (simplified Chinese: 华山医院; traditional Chinese: 華山醫院), previously named Chinese Red Cross General Hospital, was founded in 1907. As one of the national highest-level medical teaching and research centers, Huashan Hospital enjoys high reputation for its outstanding clinical achievements and excellent services.Huashan Hospital was founded in 1907. It is the only hospital affiliated directly to the Red Cross Society of China. The motto of Huashan Hospital is "pioneering, respecting, innovating, dedicating".

Huashan Hospital has a total staff of around 2,000, with 80% medical and technical professionals, among them 619 are medical doctors, including 335 professors and associate professors. The hospital has 19 Ph.D. candidates training programs with 41 Ph.D. advisors, including 2 member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and 1 member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The master's degree training programs are available in 32 clinical specialties. Many professors from this hospital have been recognized as the leading experts in their respective fields and were elected as the chairmen or vice-chairmen for the national and local professional societies.

Huashan Hospital has established 34 clinical and auxiliary departments. Among them, 10 have been granted as the national key clinical medical specialties (Neurosurgery, Hand Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Neurology, Integrated Traditional Chinese Medicine, Urology, Nephrology, Infectious Diseases and Antibiotics, Radiology, Cardiology and Surgery), 2 leading clinical specialties of Shanghai, 6 institutes, 10 research centers and 8 research labs. With a capacity of 1,326 beds. Huashan Hospital provides clinical services for over 20,000 inpatients annually in addition to around 1.5 million outpatient and emergency visits each year. The hospital has also set up Sino-American Huashan high-grade ward for overseas patients, Gamma Knife Hospital and special wards for local patients. Currently, a satellite telemedicine center has been constructed for the convenience of consultation and teaching services nationwide.

Children's Hospital[edit]

Children's Hospital of Fudan University[9] (Simplified Chinese: 复旦大学附属儿科医院; Traditional Chinese: 復旦大學附屬兒科醫院) is a tertiary pediatric medical center. Founded in 1952, it is specialized in providing pediatric patient care, education and research. The hospital is the member of Red Cross of China Shanghai Branch and owns the national key discipline for Pediatrics designated by the Ministry of Education. It provides master and doctoral training programs, and postdoctoral fellowships. The hospital now has 500 beds and more than 900 staff, including 101 consultants.

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital[edit]

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University[10] (Simplified Chinese: 复旦大学附属妇产科医院; Traditional Chinese: 復旦大學附屬婦產科醫院) is a teaching hospital developed from Xi Men Women and Children Hospital—a missionary hospital set up by an American woman—Ms Margaret Willianson in 1884. In 1992, it was approved to be the Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of the Red Cross of Shanghai and was among the first hospitals to be entitled "baby friendly hospital" by the Ministry of Public Health and the Children Foundation of the United Nations and WHO.

The hospital's occupies an area of 12,000m2. There are 10 wards with 370 beds in the hospital including the Department of Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics, Family Planning, Traditional Chinese Medicine Combined with Western Medicine, Neonatology, etc. The annual number of outpatient and inpatient are 270,000 and 70,000 respectively. There are 663 faculties including 61 professors and associate-professors in the hospital.

Eye, ear, nose & throat hospital[edit]

The Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Hospital of Fudan University[11] (Simplified Chinese: 复旦大学附属眼耳鼻喉科医院; Traditional Chinese: 復旦大學附屬眼耳鼻喉科醫院) is founded in 1952. It is the first hospital of Fudan University receiving accredited by ISO 9001. There are 354 beds in the hospital, which comprises the Department of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Radiotherapy, Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Stomatology, Laser Therapy and Plastic Surgery. There are at present 742 staff, including 179 physicians, 242 nurses, and 171 allied health staff.

Cancer hospital[edit]

Fudan University Cancer Hospital[12] (Simplified Chinese: 复旦大学附属肿瘤医院; Traditional Chinese: 復旦大學附屬腫瘤醫院) is located in Xuhui District, Shanghai. It is the successor of the Sino-Belgium Cancer Hospital of Radiation Therapy (中比镭定医院) founded in 1931 by Tang Yuhan(汤于翰). It has 1222 employees, including 861 professional and technical personnel, with 128 Associate Professor, 22 PhD advisors, 47 master advisors. The president is JIANG Guo-liang Dean, Professor Liu Taifu Academy for the American College of Radiology. The hospital has 881 beds, with 420,000 Outpatient Visits and 16,600 inpatients in 2007.

Huadong Hospital[edit]



  • Jinshan Hospital[14]
  • Shanghai No.5 Hospital[15]
  • Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center[16]
  • Pudong Hospital
  • Minhang Hospital
  • Jing'an Hospital

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Chinese Name Born Job Description
Chen Haozhu 陈灏珠 1927- Professor of Medicine at Zhongshan Hospital specializes in Cardiovascular diseases
member of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Chen Zhongwei 陈中伟 1929–2004 Professor of Surgery at Zhongshan Hospital specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and Microsurgery
member of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Gu Yudong 顾玉东 1937- Professor of Surgery at Huashan Hospital specializes in Hand Surgery
Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Shen Ziyin 沈自尹 1928- Professor of Medicine at Huashan Hospital specializes in Integrated Traditional Chinese Medicine
Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Tang Zhaoyou 汤钊猷 1930- Professor of Surgery at Zhongshan Hospital specializes in Liver Cancer
Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Wang Zhengmin 王正敏 1935- Professor of Eye Surgery at Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital of Fudan University specializes in Otology
Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Wen Yumei 闻玉梅 1934- Professor at Shanghai Medical College specializes in molecular biology and immunology of Hepatitis B Virus
Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.[17]


  1. ^ Fudan University
  2. ^ The founding figures include Yan Fuqing (颜福庆), a public health expert (Doctor of Medicine of Yale University), who was the first dean, Le Wenzhao, a medical specialist (Doctor of Medicine of Harvard University), who was initially the acting dean, Niu Huilin, a surgical specialist (Doctor of Medicine of Cambridge University. Niu Huisheng, his younger brother, was an orthopedist and Doctor of Medicine of Harvard, who founded Shanghai Orthopedics Hospital in 1928 and was also the first director of Zhongshan Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Medical College), Gao Jinglang, a pedologist (studied at University of Nanking and Hsiangya Medical College), Gu Jingqian, a pathologist (studied at University of Heidelberg and University of Berlin), Zhang Yun, an anatomist (Doctor of Medicine of Harvard), Lin Guogao, a biochemist (phD, Harvard), etc.
  3. ^ Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University: Introduction
  4. ^ *Departments of Shanghai Medical College
  5. ^ Fudan University Journal of Medical Sciences
  6. ^ Affiliated Hospitals of Medical Center of Fudan University
  7. ^ Zhongshan Hospital
  8. ^ Huashan Hospital
  9. ^ Children's Hospital of Fudan University
  10. ^ Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University
  11. ^ Eye Ear Nose and Throat Hospital of Fudan University
  12. ^ Fudan University Cancer Hospital
  13. ^ Huadong Hospital
  14. ^ Jinshan Hospital
  15. ^ Shanghai No. 5 Hospital
  16. ^ Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center
  17. ^ Academicians of Shanghai Medical College

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