Tongji University MBBS Program


Tongji University MBBS program consists of study of basic medicine, clinical medicine and preventive medicine and requires the students of 1-year clinical training. Students who pass the graduation exam (including exam on medical knowledge and exam on clinical skills) will be granted the bachelor’s degree of medicine. The program aims at producing clinicians who have sound professional integrity, solid ground of basic medicine and systematic knowledge of clinical medicine and have acquired basic clinical skills as well as the ability to deal with problems in clinical settings.

Medicine is the first discipline Tongji University has offered since it was founded in 1907 by German doctor Paulon as Tongji German Medical School. After years of development, it has become a modern comprehensive university - Tongji University. Medical School of Tongji University currently has a school of basic medical science, a school of preventive medicine and five affiliated hospitals, namely, Tongji hospital, Shanghai No. 10 People's Hospital, East Hospital, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, and Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Health Hospital. The Medical School offers undergraduate (five-year program, seven- year program and eight-year program) and graduate programs and awards the students bachelor, master and doctoral degrees.

Compulsory Courses

Medical mathematics, medical chemistry, medical physics, organic chemistry, Chinese language and culture, Medical ethnics, General psychology, Behavioral Science, Cytology and biochemistry, human anatomy, Molecular Genetics, Histology and embryology, Neurobiology, Pathogenic organisms and infectious diseases, Immunology, Pathology and patho-physiology, Pharmacology, Diagnostics, Laboratory diagnostics, Imaging diagnostics, Health Science, Health and preventive medicine, Epidemiology and statistics, Internal medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nuclear medicine, Ophthalmic specialty, Otolaryngology, Dermatology and venereology, Neurology, Emergency medicine, Family medicine, Forensic medicine, Evidence-based Medicine, Medical Chinese; clinical rotation.

Tongji University

Tongji University is one of the leading universities directly under the authority of Ministry of Education in China. As a state key university, it has been included in the State-founded Project 211 and the 21st Century Education Rejuvenation Action Plan of China. The history of the university dates back to 1907 when Germans doctor Erich Paulon established Tongji German Medical School in Shanghai. It was officially accepted as a university in 1923 and became a national university in 1927. It had since grown to be recognized, both at home and abroad, as a comprehensive university having five schools, namely, sciences, engineering, medicine, liberal arts and law.

After the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949, Tongji University became an engineering university following a nationwide restructuring of institutions of higher learning in 1952. It was the largest university of civil engineering and offered the most specialized engineering programs in China. The university has developed rapidly into a multidisciplinary university featuring sciences, engineering, economics, management, liberal arts and law, with the initiation of the open up policy under the authorization of the central government in 1978.

In 1996 Shanghai Institute of Urban Construction and Shanghai Institute of Building Materials and in 2000 Shanghai Tiedao University merged with Tongji University. Since then, Tongji University has grown into a comprehensive research-oriented university with nine major disciplines, namely, sciences, engineering, medicine, economics, management, liberal arts, law, philosophy and education.

(Source: Tongji University)

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