School of Clinical Medicine


The School of Clinical Medicine of PUMC which is also known as PUMCH, takes seriously the idea of being “small but excellent” It has remained committed to keeping enrollment small, maintaining strict teaching standards, and producing quality graduates. Presently there are more than 600 postgraduate students in the hospital; more than 2,000 have graduated since its founding.

Preparatory and undergraduate teaching is carried out with great attention to giving the students a broad knowledge base and comprehensively building their skillset. The school uses a tutorial system for clinical teaching. Each student’s tutor provides one-on-one guidance and ensures that every student is taught according to his or her aptitude. Efforts have also been made toward more open-door teaching and international exchanges. Since 2003, the college's enrollment plan for clinical medicine (an 8-year program) has been incorporated into the overall plan of Tsinghua University. Students are enrolled jointly at both universities. Their cooperation combines Tsinghua's strengths in the basic disciplines with PUMC's strength in clinical medicine.

With respect to postgraduate education, PUMCH boasts a wide range of disciplines of study, including basic medicine, clinical medicine, pharmacy, public health and preventive medicine, the combination of Chinese and Western medicine, and oral medicine. Presently it houses a state clinical research center, two ministerial key laboratories, and professional research institutions including a translational medicine center and a clinical pharmacology research center, which form a solid basis for the hospital's research efforts in translational and precision medicine.

Postgraduate education draws from the hospital's rich resources. Its research facilities, frontline research projects, ample research funds, practice bases, extensive medical archive, excellent tutors, and international exchanges all provide strong support for postgraduate academic research, participation in projects, and innovation efforts.

The hospital has a large staff of experts who have made great contributions in the medical and health fields. They include two academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, three academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, a Yangtze Fund scholar, two winners of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 136 doctoral tutors, and 255 postgraduate student tutors.

The School of Clinical Medicine encourages innovation in research. With its support, a postgraduate innovation project and an overseas study project supported by public funds have been established.