Shandong University School of Medicine, as the main body of former Shandong Medical University, is one of the earliest medical schools in our country, with a long history dating back to Medical School of Cheeloo University founded in 1911. In 1952 Medical School of Cheeloo University, Shandong Provincial Medical College and East China Norman Bethune Medical College were united as Shandong Medical College and was renamed as Shandong Medical University in 1985. In July 2000, with the merge of Shandong University, Shandong Medical University and Shandong University of Technology, the Department of Preclinical Medicine and the Department of Clinical Medicine of former Shandong Medical University were combined into the present School of Medicine.
Over the past 100 years, the School of Medicine has fostered more than 30,000 outstanding talents and assembled a large number of celebrated experts and scholars enjoying both national and international prestige. Among them are Professor Jiang Qing, You Jiajun, Zhao Changlin, Lan Xichun, Sun Hongquan, Gong Naiquan, Zhang Huiquan, Li Zuanwen, Su Yingkuan, and Academician Zhou Tingchong, Huang Cuifen, Hong Tao, Zhang Yun and Xie Lixin. They are the founders and pioneers of related disciplines of medicine in our country.
The school has 28 preclinical and clinical research institutes and 8 affiliated hospitals. There are 1024 preclinical and clinical teaching staff members, among whom are 335 professors, 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 5 specially invited professors by "Cheung Kong Scholar Award Program'', 3 winners of National Outstanding Youth Foundation, 3 members of the first and second levels of national "Hundred, Thousand and Million Talents Project", 11 members of " New Century Outstanding Talents Supporting Program", 17 specially invited professor of " Taishan Scholars Construction Project" of Shandong Province, 4 tutors of "100 National Excellent Doctoral Dissertations", 2 national teaching celebrities, 168 PhD tutors and 744 M.S. tutors.
The School of Medicine attaches great importance to disciplinary development. It owns 3 national key discplines and 6 ministerial and provincial key research labs (Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education for Experimental Teratology, Key Laboratory of Ministries of Education and Public Health for Cardiovascular Remodeling and Function Research, Key Laboratory of Ministry of Public Health for Otolaryngology and Key Laboratory of National Administrative Bureau of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Shandong Province for Blood Diseases). It also has 13 provincial key disciplines (Human Anatomy and Histology & Embryology, Internal Medicine, Gynecology and Obstetrics).Disciplines in the Medical School, such as Preclinical Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Biology and Biomedical Engineering, recruit Ph.D candidates and Postdoctoral Research Fellows.
The School of Medicine has long been taking educating and l training of medical students as its major task. Clinical medicine is the trditional dominent domain, which is approved as the first characteristic majjor by the Ministry of Education in 1997. By now, the school enrolls about 400 eight-year, seven-year and five-year undergraduates, 600 graduates and 180 PhD candidates every year. The school not only undertakes the responsibility of preclinical and clinical courses, nut the basic medical and clinical teaching for School of dental medicine, school of public health and School of nursing and School of pharmacy, which counts for 67% of the medical teaching.
For the past few years, the School of Medicine has taken on more than 800 research projects of "973" and "863" programs, National Key Scientific and Technological Research Programs, National Outstanding Youth Foundation and National Natural Science Foundation. It has also won 190 scientific and technological awards at national, ministerial and provincial levels. Nearly 7000 essays have been published in national and international academic periodicals, like Nature Genetics, Cell and Blood. The favorable development of scientific research has laid a solid foundation for the school to transform from a teaching-and-research-oriented institution to be research-oriented. In order to strengthen international cooperation and exchange, the School of Medicine has established good relationship with many medical schools like Baylor Medical College of the U.S in joint-labs, mutual visiting of teaching and reasearch faculty, joint supervisition for graduates and undergraduates mutual visiting. By now, the school enrolls over 300 international students majoring in clinical medicine from countries of Pakistan, India and South Africa,etc.
Over the past century, the school has developed fine traditions of ¡°Providing Relief to All in Need, Seeking Truth from Universal Wisdom¡± and ¡°Relentless Pursuit of Perfection, Unselfish Devotion to Patients¡±. In the new centry, Shandong University School of Medicine is positioned to pass on the fine traditions and to anchor on the experience of administration, so as to better fulfill the responsibility of training excellent, skilled medical professionals with decent morality, international perspectives and social responsibility. The school is devoted to improving its internationalization and enhancing its international reputation, and to making more contribnutions to the better livelihood and health of people.