As the most prestigious comprehensive medical institution in China, Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) developed out of National Medical School of Peking, the first national school of western medicine established by the Chinese government through its own efforts. Since its inception in 1912, PUHSC has cultivated a large number of high-level medical and health talents for the country, and has made outstanding contributions to improving the health of the Chinese people.
PUHSC offers a full range of courses for its undergraduate programs, namely: basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, stomatology, preventive medicine, pharmaceutics, nursing, laboratory diagnosis, laboratory experiment and biomedical English and stomatology experiment technology. Postgraduate education at PUHSC has a history of over 70 years. Currently, PUHSC offers 61 academic doctoral programs, 18 professional doctoral programs, 69 academic Master’s programs, and 24 professional Master’s programs.
PUHSC has five on-campus academic schools: School of Basic Medical Sciences, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, and School of Foundational Education. PUHSC now has an enrollment of 4,355 undergraduate students, 4,870 graduate students, and 352 international students. PUHSC has two state key laboratories, 35 ministry/Beijing municipal city level key laboratories, 23 research institutes, and 46 research centers.
At present, PUHSC has nine affiliated hospitals: Peking University First Hospital, Peking University Second Hospital, Peking University Third Hospital, Peking University Stomatology Hospital, Peking University Sixth Hospital (Institute of Mental Health), Peking University Cancer Hospital, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, Peking University Shougang Hospital and Peking University International Hospital. PUHSC also has thirteen teaching hospitals in Beijing.
Since win-win merging with Peking University in 2000, PUHSC has been progressing at an even faster pace to achieve its ultimate goal: to do its utmost to create a world-class medical education for the promotion of human health.