Going Way Back in Chinese Medical Education

Johns Hopkins’ relationship with China goes back to 1915, when William Welch, the first dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, traveled there with the China Medical Board to visit hospitals and medical schools.

Committed to continuing to share knowledge with the Chinese medical community, Johns Hopkins Medicine International began a relationship with the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), a publicly funded research university in Shenzhen, China, in July 2016. Over the past two years, we have worked together to develop a medical school and curriculum to prepare future medical leaders so they can prevent and treat disease.

SUSTech’s current program includes a biomedical science major. This degree prepares students for a career in biomedical science, graduate school or medical school. The first cohort of biomedical science majors will graduate in 2020, signaling the first prospective class for the new medical school.

This post highlights content from JHI’s FY17-FY18 Impact Report, Realizing the Mission. Read the full report and check out this video to learn more about our transformational work in international collaborative health from the last two fiscal years.