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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.


Charles Wiener

President, Johns Hopkins Medicine International Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Charles Wiener oversees Johns Hopkins Medicine’s international enterprises, developing sustainable, innovative collaborations that raise the standard of health care around the world and providing personalized care for diverse populations. Johns Hopkins Medicine International serves as the global ambassador of the Johns Hopkins Medicine mission, leveraging JHM’s extensive knowledge base in medicine, nursing, public health, medical education, research and health care administration to deliver the promise of medicine across the globe. Dr. Wiener previously spent three years as Johns Hopkins Medicine International’s vice president of academic affairs and vice president of Asia operations. In these roles, he led multiple global projects, including strategic planning, oversight of educational infrastructure planning and medical training. He focused on coordinating faculty involvement in advancing Johns Hopkins’ growing international collaborations. Click here to learn more about Charlie.

2 thoughts on “Going Way Back in Chinese Medical Education”

    1. JHI is proud of our long history of working in China to improve health care and to inspire both new and longtime clinicians and medical researchers. More than that, we're excited to see what new opportunities lie ahead as we work with colleagues and clients across China. Thanks for reading!

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