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Introduction about School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Southern Medical University
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The School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Southern Medical University (SMU) is located at the east foot of Baiyun Mountain in Guangzhou, and its predecessor was the Department of TCM in the First Military Medical University of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA). The School was founded in July 1975 and the Institute of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine of the PLA (renamed as Institute of TCM in March 1997) was established in 1986. It was the only base owned by the PLA for cultivating the top talents of TCM, traditional Chinese pharmacology and integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine by integrating education, research and medicine. The School was transformed to the School of TCM in June 2005.
I. Discipline Platform
Three first-class disciplines are covered, namely, TCM, traditional Chinese pharmacology and integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine. The Department of Clinical Medicine of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine successively became the key discipline of Guangdong Province and of the State. The First-class Discipline of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine is Guangdong Peak Climbing key discipline. The Discipline of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine ranks joint sixth nationally and is rated as grade B+ discipline in the Fourth Discipline Evaluation Ranking held by Ministry of Education of the PRC. In the meantime, the Discipline of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine has been defined as one of the four key construction technical platforms and one of the four characteristic discipline groups in the University, and has been successively incorporated into "211" Phase III Key Construction Discipline, "School Innovation and Progressing Project", "Four Key Construction" (key discipline, key talent, key platform and key scientific project) and "High-level University Construction" discipline. In addition, the School also has 6 key disciplines of National Administration of TCM (NATCM), 4 key specialties, 3 tertiary research laboratories, 3 key specialties of the TCM Bureau of Guangdong Province and 4 provincial experimental platforms.
The School now has 126 faculty members and 11 postdoctoral members. Among them, 39 are with senior title and 36 with vice-senior title, with the teachers of doctoral degree accounting for 76%, as well as 25 doctoral advisers and 63 master's supervisors. Currently, there are 3 experts enjoying the Government Special Allowances of the State Council, 1 outstanding teacher, 1 famous instructor in higher schools of TCM, 1 QiHuang Scholar, 1 excellent educator, 3 instructors of old TCM expert’s academic experience, 2 experts of famous and old TCM inheritance workshop and 4 excellent clinical talents of TCM in China; 2 famous teaching teachers, 7 famous TCM doctors, 2 prominent teachers in Guangdong Province, 1 member of the provincial "One Thousand, One Hundred, Ten", 1 young Pearl River Scholar, 2 outstanding youths, 1 outstanding young teacher and 1 gainer of "May 1st Labor Medal" of Guangdong Province, 2 members of the Pearl River New Star, and more than 20 gainers of the provincial medical talent project. In recent years, the young teachers of the School have received 8 first prizes and more than 20 other prizes including second and third prizes as well as honorable mentions in national teaching competitions.
III. Talent Training
The School has established 3 first-class discipline master's degree authorization units including integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine, TCM and traditional Chinese pharmacology (TCM and traditional Chinese pharmacology have been authorized to award professional master degree), as well as 2 first-class discipline doctoral degree authorization units including integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine, and traditional Chinese pharmacology; built an integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine postdoctoral program; set up 5 undergraduate specialties in TCM, clinical medicine of traditional Chinese and Western medicine, acupuncture and massage, traditional Chinese pharmacology and Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturing, as well as famous old TCM inheritance class; and constructed the whole training system of TCM from undergraduate to doctor talents. At present, the School, with nearly 2,000 undergraduates and about 200 postgraduate students, is one of those with the largest training scale of TCM talents in national comprehensive or medical universities. In 2019, the School's two specialties including Clinical Medicine of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Pharmacology were incorporated in the first national first-class specialty construction program, and were also included in the list of the first-class undergraduate specialty of Guangdong Province. In addition, the School is a member unit of Teaching Guiding Committee of Colleges and Universities of TCM and Traditional Chinese Pharmacology of Ministry of Education of the PRC and also a vice chairman unit of Teaching Guiding Committee of Clinical Medicine of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine of Education Department of Guangdong.
In recent years, the passing rate of undergraduate medical practitioners in the School has remained in the national leading position. The passing rate of medical practitioners in traditional Chinese and Western medicine had been the second in China in 2014 and 2017 and the first in China in 2015, with an average of 27.7% higher than the national passing rate. The passing rate of medical practitioners in TCM had been the first in China in 2014, 2015 and 2016 for three consecutive years, with an average of 26.5% higher than the national passing rate. The School's students won the first prize in many consecutive sessions of the National College Student "Challenge Cup" Competition, and received the Outstanding Team title. Also, students won the New Prominent Entrepreneurship prize in China College Students' "Internet Plus" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award, and moreover, the student representatives were received by the National Vice Prime Minister Liu Yandong.
IV. Scientific Research
In recent five years, the School has presided over and participated in nearly 150 scientific research projects at provincial level or above, including 64 national fund projects (2 key projects), and the total fund for scientific research is more than RMB 45 million. 973 journal papers were published in recent five years, including 217 SCI papers. The School has applied for 78 national invention patents, 33 national invention patents have been granted, and 2 science and technology awards at or above the provincial and ministerial levels have been obtained.
The School attaches great importance to the Industry-University-Research combination and owns unique advantages in new Chinese medicine R&D and health products development.
V. Foreign Exchange
Since 1999, the College has accepted international students from over 30 countries such as Kyrgyzstan, Hungary, Thailand, Myanmar, South Korea and Germany. In addition, many experts have been dispatched to Cuba, Sweden, Kuwait, Syria and the United Kingdom for lecture assistance. In 2018, the School had also successfully completed the medical assistance for Africa organized by the Ministry of Health. The School has a good academic exchange and contact with universities or scientific institutions in countries such as the United States (Yale University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Duke University, etc.), Singapore (National University of Singapore), New Zealand (The University of Auckland), and Australia (Abraham University and Monash University), having assigned over 10 persons/time of abroad visits and academic exchange every year.
VI. Social Services
In response to the decision on the construction of strong province of TCM made by Guangdong Province in 2006, the School has built TCM-Integrated Hospital of SMU which was rated as Grade III Class A Hospital in 2014. At present, more than 70 experts have participated in the medical visits of a number of university affiliated hospitals such as Nanfang Hospital, Zhujiang Hospital, TCM-Integrated Hospital, Third Affiliated Hospital and Shenzhen Hospital of SMU. Furthermore, the School possesses unique medical advantages in the diagnosis and treatment of encephalopathy, renal disease, rheumatology, cardiovascular disease, liver disease and spleen and stomach disease of integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine.