Peking Union Medical College (PUMC)

北京协和医学院 Běijīng Xiéhé Yīxuéyuàn

Peking Union Medical College was founded in 1917 and is one of the most difficult medical schools to be admitted to within Mainland China. The school is considered to be the top medical school in China. For students that are pursuing university degrees in China with a focus on Medicine, Peking Union Medical College is one of the top institutions to attend. Peking Union Medical College was the first medical school in China to introduce the eight-year M.D. program.

Notable Campuses & Programs within China

Peking Union Medical College is located in Dongcheng, Beijing next to the Wangfujing shopping area. The students that typically are admitted from China to Peking Union Medical College take their Pre-Med education at Peking University’s Biology Department. However, in 2006 Tsinghua University created a Joint M.D. Program in Clinical Medical Science. Enrollment in the Clinical Medical Science Program is based on the high school and score of the National Exam. Each year, only 90 students are accepted to study 2.5 years of Pre-Med education in the School of Life Sciences at Tsinghua University and the rest at Peking Union Medical college. Due to the small class size of this program, competition for admission is fierce.

For Medical Research, Peking Union Medical College has incredible facilities to include collaborations with: WHO Collaborating Center for Health and Biomedical Information, WHO Collaborating Center for the Family of International Classification (WHO-FIC), WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Policy-Making and Quality Management, WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine, WHO Collaborating Centre for the Community Control of Hereditary Diseases, WHO Collaborating Centre for the Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections, The State Key Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, The State Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Biology, The State Key Laboratory of Bio-active Substances and the Function of Natural Medicines, and The State Key Laboratory of Experimental Hematology.

Peking Union Medical College has several world class hospitals where students can gain practical experience to include: Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Fuwai Hospital, Cancer Hospital, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Hematology Hospital in Tianjin, and Skin Disease Hospital in Nanjing.

Final Remarks

Peking Union Medical College is an incredible place for both international and Chinese students to study since it is the top medical school in Mainland China. In terms of international students, it is a great place to explore innovations in medicine that have taken place in China. Additionally, the combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern innovations creates a very culturally fascinating experience for students. The other aspect to Peking Union Medical College is the alumni network that can help newly trained Doctors obtain employment in their respective niches. Lastly, in terms of research and practical hospital experience, Peking Union Medical College offers some of the best in the country for students to utilize to their advantage. If you are certain that you would like to pursue a career in Medicine, then it is wise to achieve excellent grades and consider Peking Union Medical College for one of your top choices when applying to Universities.

Arrangements will be arranged upon acceptance in the program.