Medical School

The predecessor of the Medical School of Nanjing University was the medical school of National Central University, which was founded in 1935, and the university was given its current name in 1949. The school was assimilated into the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in 1951 and re-established in 1987 at the approval of the State Ministry of Education as the first medical school of a comprehensive university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education. The mission of the school is to train outstanding healthcare professionals and leading medical scientists. 

Since its re-establishment, the medical school has been upholding the tradition and philosophy of time-honored Nanjing University. Based upon a solid foundation of science and rich heritage of culture, the school emphasizes the cultivation of scientific and humanistic spirits in medical students. It hosts three affiliated hospitals (Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Jinling Hospital and Nanjing Stomatological Hospital) and three teaching hospitals (Nanjing Children's Hospital, Nanjing Brain Hospital and the Second Hospital of Nanjing). The three teaching hospitals provide clinical training bases for medical students from Nanjing University, with an emphasis on the training in clinical concepts and clinical skills. 

The school ran the pilot eight-year dual degree program for MD/Ph.D. after being selected in 2012 by the Ministry of Education into the Program of Educating and Training Excellent Doctors, a program for the training of outstanding and innovative health care professionals. In 2015, the school initiated another eight-year (5+3) program for the training of medical students which integrates undergraduate and graduate studies. 

The school offers two majors for medical students: Clinical Medicine (which consists of an 8-year doctorate program directly after undergraduate study and a 5+3-year master degree program directly after undergraduate study) and Stomatology Medicine (5+3-year master degree program directly after undergraduate study). The school has two first-level-discipline doctoral programs, Clinical Medicine and Basic Medical Sciences, and one first-level-discipline master’s program, Stomatology Medicine. It has post-doctoral research stations in Clinical Medicine and Basic Medical Sciences. Of the basic medical sciences, General Surgery is a national key discipline, Clinical Medicine is a provincial key discipline, and Nursing Care is a professional master’s program

The school’s clinical medical science has been rated among the top 1% in the world by the ESI database of American Institute of Science and Technology Information, thus becoming one of the eleven disciplines at Nanjing University rated among the top 1% worldwide. The school boasts a strong faculty, with 2 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 86 doctoral supervisors, 130 professors and 176 associate professors. Over the recent three years, the medical school won 4 second prizes of the Ministry-of-Education University Science and Technology Progress Award. It has been holding 9 National Grand Research Projects and 324 National Natural Science Fund Projects, with a total research grants of 152 million yuan.

For the past twenty years, the medical school has cultivated many outstanding graduates and medical professionals for both local and national healthcare communities. These graduates are highly welcomed by healthcare and research institutions because of their rigorous professional trainings, working ethics and dedication to social service. Many graduates have become leading experts in their own fields and are playing important roles in healthcare, innovative research, education and social services. 


Ying Feng


Tel: +86-25-83593192  

Rm. 201, Dongnan Building, Gulou Campus, No. 22, Hankou Road, Nanjing, China.  

For more information visit the school's website

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