Zhongshan School of Medicine (SYSU-SOM) was established in 1866. As the oldest school of western medicine of China, SYSU-SOM is proud to stand among the top nationwide. SYSU-SOM owns the largest comprehensive healthcare system in China, including 5 general and 3 specialized hospitals and 13 branch community hospitals with over 1,1000 beds, 13 million outpatient visits and 200,000 hospitalized surgeries every year. The institution stands as a leader in medical and scientific education/training, biomedical research and patient care in the country and enjoys high reputation at home and abroad, especially in Southeast Asia.
Zhongshan's reputation for quality education, science innovation and social services have attracted an outstanding and diverse teacher and student bodies with over 18,000 full-time faculties and clinicians, and 8,915 medical and health sciences undergraduates and post-graduate students including over 400 international students from 28 countries. SYSU-SOM also has high-quality medical education resources and the best medical degree candidates. Meanwhile, our medical students have won the first prize in the National Competition of Clinical Skills for Medical college students for all three consecutive years. We have established stable co-operations in medical education and research with many internationally renowned institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, the Karolinska Institute, UT Southwestern Medical Center and Birmingham University.
Zhongshan School of Medicine maintains a leading position in the fields of endocrinology, nephrology, neurology, general surgery, otolaryngology, toxicology, pharmacology and pathogenic biology, especially the best Oncology and Ophthalmology programs in China. A number of medical disciplines such as Clinical Medicine, Biology & Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Neuroscience & Behavior and Microbiology have been ranked top 1% in the world by the ESI system. Two State Key Laboratories (Cancer, Ophthalmology) and 1 National Center for Drug Clinical Research Trials are three national level research centers accredited to SYSU. With over 151 million dollars government research funding annually and over a thousand internationally published papers, including those published in Cell, Science, NEJM, Nature Medicine, Lancet and other top journals, SYSU-SOM represents one of the best research-oriented medical education institution in the country and continuously contributes to improving human health by scientific innovation and producing high-quality graduates.