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The history of School of Medicine (SOM) in Jiangsu University (JSU) can be traced back to the National Jiangsu Medical College founded in 1934 in Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province, China. After relocation to Nanjing, the remaining part in Zhenjiang was re-established as Zhenjiang Medical College, which merged with Jiangsu University of Science and Technology and Zhenjiang Normal College in 2001 to form Jiangsu University. In 2014, the School of Medicine was re-built by merging School of Medical Science and Laboratory Medicine and School of Clinical Medicine.

JSU-SOM ranks 46 in the 2021 Science and Technology Value (STEM) Ranking of China Medical Colleges. JSU-SOM now provides five undergraduate specialties (Clinical Medicine, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Imaging, Nursing, and Preventive Medicine), three master degree programs (Clinical Medicine, Basic Medical Science, and Nursing) and one doctoral degree program (Clinical Medicine), as well as one post-doctoral program (Clinical Medicine). Medical Laboratory Technology specialty in JSU-SOM has been ranking Top 1 in the National Specialty Ranking in the past 5 years. JSU-SOM serves as the Chairman member of the Inter-School Cooperative Council of Medical Laboratory Technology in Colleges and Universities of China. Medical Laboratory Technology and Clinical Medicine majors have been selected as the National First-Class Specialty as well as the Brand Specialty of Jiangsu Province. JSU is approved by Ministry of Education as one of the 45 medical schools for international medical education in China and the MBBS program of JSU-SOM has been certified with “Excellent” honor. The Clinical Medicine discipline in JSU-SOM ranks top 3‰ in ESI ranking globally and has been established as Key Discipline of Jiangsu Province and included in the Priority Academic Development Program of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions. JSU-SOM has one affiliated hospital (Grade III Level A) and twelve non-affiliated hospitals, two National Key Clinical Specialties (Cardiology and Critical Care), and 23 Provincial Key Specialties (General Surgery, Hematology, Imaging, Clinical Laboratory Medicine, etc.).

JSU-SOM has more than 4500 students, including 3200 undergraduates, 1000 master students, 50 doctoral students, and 400 international students. JSU-SOM has more than 200 full-time faculties, including 50 professors. One faculty has been awarded as National Outstanding Contribution Expert. Sixteen faculties have been awarded as Outstanding Medical Academic Leaders and Key Medical Talents. Eight teams have been awarded as Provincial Excellent Scientific and Technology Innovation Team, Provincial Medical Innovation Team, Provincial Excellent Teaching Team, and Provincial Innovation and Entrepreneurship Team.

In the past five years, JSU-SOM has been sponsored by more than 200 national projects and 150 provincial projects, with a total research fund of 200 million RMB. JSU-SOM faculties have won 1 National prize for scientific and technology achievements, 10 provincial prizes for scientific and technology achievements and 6 provincial prizes for medical research achievements. The faculties and graduate students in JSU-SOM have published more than 500 research papers in the decent international journals such as Sci Adv, Sci Transl Med, Nat Commun, ACS Nano, PNAS, Cell Rep, Diabetes Care, Autophagy, among many others. The research interests in JSU-SOM mainly focus on stem cell biology, molecular diagnosis and therapy, cardiovascular disease, hematopoietic disease, traumatic disease, digestive disease, and so on. JSU-SOM faculties have been elected as members of the National and Provincial Committees of Medical Association due to high academic recognition and social reputation.

To accelerate the pace of internationalization, JSU-SOM has established comprehensive Sino-foreign platforms for international cooperation and communication. JSU-SOM encourages young faculties and students to go abroad for study and research and also invites global talents to join in the school for mutual benefits. JSU-SOM recruits international students from more than 50 countries. JSU-SOM has signed international collaboration contracts with medical schools in other countries by setting up “Joint Research and Education Center” for student education and talent cultivation.

Contact information:

International Education and Cooperation Office,

School of Medicine, Jiangsu University

301 Xuefu Road, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212013, China

Tel: +86 511 85038449

Email: xuzhang@ujs.edu.cn (Vice Dean for International Affairs)