Founded in 1921 by the Rockefeller Foundation, Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) is the clinical hospital of Peking Medical College. Always striving to be world class, the hospital not only contributed to the fast growth of China's medical care undertakings but played a unique role in the rise of medical education in the country.
In the long course of clinical medicine education, PUMCH proposed its advanced education notions and codes for talent cultivation—"three basics and three stricts". That is, in learning, attention must be paid to basic theories, basic knowledge and basic skills; in work and research, emphasis must be laid on serious attitude, strict requirements and meticulous methods. Such a teaching model has been followed by other medical colleges in China and become basic requirements of clinical training.
For more than 90 years, PUMCH has been in possession of a professional team led by clinical scientists, medical educators and medical scientists, whose students include such medical masters as Zhang Xiaoqian, Lin Qiaozhi and many other leaders of modern medical sciences in China.
PUMCH boasts a complete set of disciplines, including 7 first-level disciplines, 29 second-level disciplines and 37 third-level disciplines. Presently its team includes 2 academicians from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 3 academicians from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, as well as 136 doctoral advisors and 255 graduate student advisors.
Over the years, the hospital has made tremendous efforts in the fields of long-term medical education, graduate student education, resident physician training, continuing education and refresher doctor training. And it will continue to make innovations in medical education and strive for more achievements.