The predecessor of Southern Medical University was the First Military Medical University of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. It was founded in 1951 and was designated as a national key university in 1979. In August 2004, it was transferred to Guangdong Province as a whole and was renamed Southern Medical University. The school is the only medical school among the key construction universities of high-level universities in Guangdong Province. It is the first batch of universities in the country and the only "ministries, commissions and provinces" in Guangdong Province to jointly establish the eight-year undergraduate, master, doctorate program in clinical medicine. One of the eight universities in the country, the first batch of pilot universities for the education and training program for outstanding doctors in the country.
School scale: Enroll students from 31 provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government, and Hong Kong and Macao regions across the country. There are 21 teaching institutions and 35 undergraduate majors, including 7 national specialty majors, 10 Guangdong specialty majors, 6 Guangdong famous brand majors, and 20 national first-class undergraduate majors. There are 13,910 full-time undergraduates, 6,502 postgraduates, and 1,020 international students. The annual enrollment ratio of undergraduates to postgraduates is 1.21:1, and the enrollment scale of doctoral students ranks second among independent medical schools in the country and third among all universities in Guangdong.
Disciplinary construction: There are 10 first-level disciplines authorized for doctoral degrees and 8 post-doctoral mobile stations. Among them, the number of first-level disciplines authorized for a doctoral degree in medicine ranks second among independent medical colleges in the country. It has 5 national key and cultivated disciplines, 7 disciplines are among the top 1% of ESI global rankings, and clinical medicine is among the top 1‰ of the world.
Talent training: The school is one of the country's 13 institutions of higher learning that trial eight-year medical education, and the only independent medical school that offers eight-year medical education. It is one of the first pilot universities in the country for “excellent doctor education and training”. "Basic Medical Top-notch Student Training Base" was selected into the National Basic Discipline Top-Top Student Training Program 2.0 Base. It has established friendly relations with 61 well-known universities, medical and research institutions in 20 countries and regions in the world. He has successively won 10 national teaching achievement awards and 41 provincial teaching achievement awards. In recent years, several academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have emerged among undergraduate graduates, including Hou Fanfan and Xia Zhaofan. In the national qualification examination for medical practitioners, the highest passing rate of clinical medicine ranked 4th in the country, and Chinese medicine ranked 1st in the country for 3 times. In 2017, undergraduates won the first prize in the National Clinical Skills Competition and won the national level in the "Challenge Cup" series of competitions. There are 28 awards, including 7 gold medals in the National Business Competition ("Small Pick") for five consecutive years; 1 special prize in the National Competition of Academic Science and Technology Works ("Big Pick"), and 4 first prizes. The "Challenge Cup" series of competitions have consistently ranked among the top two national medical colleges and universities for many years. Since 2015, 2 people have won the finalist award for "Chinese University Student of the Year", and 6 people have been awarded or nominated for "Guangdong Province University Student of the Year".
Faculty: There are 202 national-level talents, 341 provincial-level talents, including 3 academicians, 6 dual-employed academicians, 3 national teaching teams, 4 national teaching teachers, and 15 national high-level talents (including young people) Project 10), 18 Yangtze River Scholars (including 5 Young Yangtze Rivers), 19 National Outstanding Youths, 12 National Special Support Programs (3 Young Top Talents), 19 national-level candidates for the "Hundred, Thousand, Thousand, Thousand Talents Project", There are 6 young and middle-aged scientific and technological innovation leaders in the Ministry of Science and Technology, and 13 national "Excellent Youth".
Scientific research: There are 86 national, provincial, and ministerial scientific research platforms, including one each of the national key laboratory, the national clinical medicine research center, the national science education base, the national-international science and technology cooperation base, and the national innovative talent training demonstration base. It has one national natural science fund innovation research group, one key field innovation team of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and two innovation teams of the Ministry of Education. As the first completion unit, he successively won 2 National Natural Science Second Prizes, 1 National Technical Invention Second Prize, 15 National Science and Technology Progress Second Prizes, 1 National Patent Excellence Award, and 53 Provincial and Ministerial Science and Technology First Prizes. , The total number of awards ranked first in the provincial universities. Four scientific and technological achievements were selected into the top ten national scientific and technological progress. There are currently 4 people serving as chairpersons of the Chinese Medical Association and the Chinese Medical Doctor Association. Three consecutive five-year plans have taken the lead in undertaking major national scientific and technological projects for the prevention and control of infectious diseases and received rolling support. In 2020, it won 303 projects from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, ranking second in the number of independent medical colleges in the country, and ranked among the top 30 national universities for 5 consecutive years. "Journal of Southern Medical University" was selected into the "China Science and Technology Journal Excellence Action Plan" echelon journal project and won the title of "100 Chinese Outstanding Academic Journals" for 7 consecutive years. The comprehensive evaluation score ranked first in the journal journals of National Medical University.
Medical strength: There are currently 13 directly affiliated hospitals, with more than 12,600 beds and more than 16.45 million visits per year. It has 17 national key clinical specialties, 60 key clinical specialties of Guangdong Province, and 12 medical quality control centers of Guangdong Province. The Affiliated Nanfang Hospital was selected as the "Climbing Plan" for the construction of high-level hospitals in Guangdong Province, leading the construction of the National Trauma Regional Medical Center, the National Regional TCM (Rheumatology) diagnosis and treatment center, and was selected into the National Diagnosis and Treatment Capacity Improvement Project for Intractable Diseases. The Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine was selected into the National Traditional Chinese Medicine Inheritance and Innovation Project.