Shantou University Medical College (SUMC) is an important part of Shantou University (STU), a public university that receives long-term support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, located in Shantou, Guangdong, China, a beautiful and peaceful coastal city with fresh air in the South China and very close to Hong Kong with a daily direct flight in just 50 minutes and bullet trains. SUMC is dedicated to producing qualified medical professionals, providing quality healthcare services and undertaking innovative research projects. Guided by its core values of innovation, dedication and exemplary professionalism, SUMC has made impressive progress in medical curriculum reforms, scientific research, professional training, international collaboration and exchange over the past decades.
At present, SUMC has 215 full-time faculty members, among whom 92 have full professor ranks and 74 have associate professor ranks, 66% hold doctorate degrees and 48% have international experience either by studying or working abroad. There are 2,800 students enrolled at SUMC, including 1,467 undergraduate students, 1,209 master students and 119 doctorate students. SUMC has five affiliated hospitals with over 5,500 patient beds and six associated partner hospitals to service eastern and northern Guangdong, the Pearl River Delta as well as Hainan and provide clinical training to medical students.