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Tongji Medical College

Tongji Medical University
Established May 20, 1907
Type Public
President Hong Guang-Xiang
Dean Feng You-Mei
Academic staff
Students 10,000
Location Wuhan, Hubei, China

Tongji Medical College (TJMC, Chinese: 同济医学院; pinyin: Tóngjì Yīxúeyuàn) is a top medical school in China. Formerly Tongji Medical University (Chinese: 同济医科大学; pinyin: Tóngjì Yīkē Dàxué), it became part of the newly established Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2000. 10 graduates of the medical school have been awarded prestigious memberships to the Chinese Academy of Sciences and/or Chinese Academy of Engineering.

The Medical College now has one member in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, more than 1,400 full and associate professors, over 1,800 lecturers, and over 7,500 staff. Doctorate degrees can be conferred in 31 subjects and specialities, with 116 tutors for doctoral candidates, and there are 51 subjects and specialities for which Master's degrees can be granted with over 540 tutors for graduate students. Post-doctoral mobile stations have been set up in basic medicine, public health, preventive medicine and clinical medicine.


  • Historical evolution 1
    • Summary of history 1.1
    • Shanghai German Medical school 1.2
    • Tongji German Medicine School 1.3
    • Tongji Medical and Engineering School 1.4
    • National Tongji University Medical School 1.5
    • Central-south Tongji Medical College 1.6
    • Wuhan Medical College 1.7
    • Tongji Medical University 1.8
    • Tongji Medical College of HUST 1.9
  • The discipline and state key laboratory 2
    • State key disciplines 2.1
    • Province department level key discipline 2.2
    • State key laboratory 2.3
      • Ministry of Education key laboratory 2.3.1
      • Ministry of health key laboratory 2.3.2
      • Environmental protection bureau key laboratory 2.3.3
      • Hubei Province key laboratory 2.3.4
  • Former Presidents 3
  • Structure 4
    • Clinical institutes and centers 4.1
    • Research institute, center and graduate school 4.2
    • Affiliated hospitals 4.3
    • Student and teacher 4.4
  • The name traces to the source 5
  • School anniversary date 6
  • Notable alumni 7
    • Graduates 7.1

Historical evolution

Summary of history

Tongji Medical College was founded by Dr. Erich Paulun in 1907 as German Medical School in Shanghai. In 1927, it became the medical school of National Tongji University.

After the founding of the People's Republic of China, in 1951 the medical school was moved from Shanghai to Wuhan, where it merged with the medical college of Wuhan University to form Central-South Tongji Medical College. Tongji Hospital, founded in Shanghai in 1900 by Erich Paulun, a German, and Wuhan Union Hospital (formerly Hankow Mission and Hankou Union Hospital) founded in 1866 by Griffith John, a British man, were attached to Tongji College as its university hospitals. In 1955, the college changed its name to Wuhan Medical College; and in 1985, it was renamed Tongji Medical University. On May 26, 2000, it became the Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Shanghai German Medical school

  • October 1, 1907, the medical school held begins school the ceremony. The school site was set up in the Tongji University hospital opposite white gram road (now Shanghai Fengyang road).

Tongji German Medicine School

  • In 1908 "Shanghai German Medical School " changed its name to "Tongji German Medical School ".

Tongji Medical and Engineering School

  • In 1912, additional engineering course was started, and the name was changed to Tongji Medical and Engineering School. Medicine, Engineering and the German were taught in the school.
  • In 1922, the school moved to Wusong Town (吴淞镇)

National Tongji University Medical School

  • On May 20, 1924, the name was changed to Tongji Medical and Engineering University, due to comprehensive expansion of the school.
  • In August 1927, National Tongji University was established, and the original medicine, engineering branches were separately changed to medicine school and engineering school.
  • In 1937, several additional colleges and schools were built, including colleges of Literature and sciences, and law school. The University became a comprehensive university, and was renowned for its prestigious reputation in medicine and engineering.
  • In August 1937, Wusong Town and Shanghai city were engaged in a decisive battle of Far East field during World War II. Short after the battle, the medical school moved to East side of Shanghai city, then across provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Guangxi and Yunnan, and finally arrived in Yibin(宜宾) and Nanxi of Sichuan province in October, 1940.
  • In July 1946, Tongji University Medical School moved back Shanghai with ending of the World War II.

Central-south Tongji Medical College

  • In February 1950, the Shanghai Tongji University Medical School and its attached Tongji Hospital moved to the interland Wuhan. The Medical School, along with Wuhan University medical School, formed new established Central-south Tongji Medical College.

Wuhan Medical College

  • In August 1955, the Medical School changed the name to Wuhan Medical College during rearrangement of Chinese Higher Education system.

Tongji Medical University

  • In July 1985, the Medical School changed the name to Tongji Medical University after significant expansion of the school. Dr. Wu Zaide (吴在德) was appointed president, and Dr. Qiu Fazu 裘法祖 as honorary president.

Tongji Medical College of HUST

The discipline and state key laboratory

State key disciplines

  • Internal medicine (Cardiology)
  • The internal medicine (Critical Care)
  • Surgery (General)
  • Gynecology & obstetrics
  • Work health and environment hygiene
  • Forensic Medicine (Pathology and Clinical)
  • Anesthesiology and Pain medicine

Province department level key discipline

  • Human body anatomy and organization embryology
  • Pharmacology
  • Medicine phantom study
  • Pathology and pathophysiology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Internal medicine, hematology
  • Immunology
  • Medical imaging and Nuclear Medicine
  • Clinical pharmacy
  • Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine

State key laboratory

Ministry of Education key laboratory

  • Organ transplanting key laboratory, Prof. Chen Xiao-Ping
  • Environment and health key laboratory, Prof. Zhou Yi-Kai

Ministry of health key laboratory

  • Organ transplanting key laboratory, Prof. Chen Xiao-ping
  • Respiratory system disease key laboratory, Prof. Xu Yong-Jian

Environmental protection bureau key laboratory

  • Environmental protection and health key laboratory, Prof. Zhou Yi-Kai

Hubei Province key laboratory

  • Tumor invasion and metastasis key laboratory, Prof. Ma Ding
  • Nervous system significant disease key laboratory, Prof. Wang Jian-Zhi
  • Target to biology treatment key laboratory, Prof. Huang Shi-Ang

Former Presidents

  • 1907~1909 Baulon
  • 1909~1917 Fu Shabo
  • ? ~1940 Bai De
  • 1941 Huang Rong-Zeng 黄榕增
  • 1941.5 ~1942.1 Liang Zhi-Yan 梁之彦
  • 1942.2 ~1942.9 Ding Wen-Yuan 丁文渊
  • 1942 ~1944 Ruang Shang-Cheng 阮尚丞
  • 1944 ~1945.8 Xu Yong-Ming 徐诵明
  • 1945 ~1951 Du Gong-Zhen 杜公振
  • 1951 ~1968 Tang Zhe 唐哲
  • 1968 ~1972 Yin Chuang-Zhao 尹传昭
  • 1972 ~1974 Xiong Yun-Fa 熊运发
  • 1974 ~1981 Zhang Di-Sheng 张涤生
  • 1981 ~1984 Qiu Fa-Zu 裘法祖
  • 1984 ~1992 Wu Zai-De 吴在德
  • 1992 ~1997 Xue De-Lin 薛德麟
  • 1997 ~2000 Hong Guang-Xiang 洪光祥
  • 2000 ~2005 Xiang Ji-Zhou 向继洲
  • 2005 ~2006 Tian Yu-Ke 田玉科
  • 2006 ~now Feng You-Mei 冯友梅
  • 2013 ~now Ma Jian-Hui马建辉


Clinical institutes and centers

  • Basic sciences college
  • Public health college
  • Pharmacy college
  • Medicine& health management institute
  • First clinical college (Wuhan Union Hospital)
  • Second clinical college (Wuhan Tongji Hospital)
  • Public basic course department
  • Forensic medicine department
  • [1]
  • School of Nursing

Note: All of the above external links direct to Chinese websites.

Research institute, center and graduate school

  • Birth control research institute
  • Cardiovascular disease research institute
  • Cooperation of Chinese and Western medicine research institute
  • Environmental medicine research institute
  • Foundation medicine research institute
  • Gerontology research institute
  • Hematology research institute
  • Higher medicine education research institute
  • Immunology research institute
  • Liver disease research institute
  • Medicine humanities study research institute
  • Medicine informatics research institute
  • Neuroscience research institute
  • Occupational disease research institute
  • Organ transplantation research institute
  • Otolaryngology research institute
  • Pulomary disease research institute
  • Social medicine research institute
  • Urology research institute

Affiliated hospitals

  • Union hospital (University Hospital)
  • Tongji hospital (University Hospital)
  • Tongji Hospital (English)
  • Tongji Klinikum
  • Liyuan hospital (University Hospital)
  • Attached Xiangfan town center hospital
  • Attached Jing Zhou hospital
  • Attached Pu'ai hospital
  • Attached woman child medical service health care center
  • Attached cooperation of Chinese and Western medicine hospital
  • Attached psychiatry hospital

Student and teacher

Teachers approximately 2000 people, professors approximately 350 people, associate professors approximately 600 people. Current students approximately 10000 in the school. Graduates approximately 60000.

The name traces to the source

" Tongji University " two characters " Deutsch " (regularly transliterated from German as " De Yi Zhi") the harmonics. " Tongji University " the implication Chinese and the German unitify and progress together.

School anniversary date

On May 20 (in 1924 changed the name for Tongji University medicine labor university when decided)

Old exhortation to students Face upwards healthy tendency the place, law complete human ancient and modern

Notable alumni


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