A Brief Introduction to the Affiliated Wuhan Children's Hospital / the Sixth Clinical School of Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Founded in December 1954, the Affiliated Wuhan Children's Hospital of Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST TJMC) was one of the first four children’s hospitals established after the founding of the People's Republic of China. In 2016, the hospital was officially named as the Affiliated Wuhan Children's Hospital and the Sixth Clinical School of HUST TJMC. With 68 years’ efforts, the Affiliated Wuhan Children's Hospital has become a large Grade III Level A specialized hospital for women and children, covering medical care, health care, teaching and scientific research. In 2018, the hospital was identified as "Children's Medical Center of Hubei Province" upon the written reply from the Health Commission of Hubei Province to shoulder the important task of leading the development of Pediatrics in the whole province.
The hospital has complete specialized departments and strong technical force, including one state key specialized department, 21 provincial key specialized departments and 34 municipal key specialized departments. It is a national member of the Chinese Pediatric Society of the Chinese Medical Association, and the deputy group leader of the national academic group for pediatric neurology, radiological imaging and intervention, neuroelectrophysiology and plastic surgery.
The hospital has established a multi-level teaching system of "Medical School Education - Graduate Medical Education- Continuing Medical Education". It is the Sixth Clinical School of HUST TJMC, deputy director of Pediatrics Department, graduate workstation of Hubei Province, national standardized training base for residents in hospital, post-doctoral innovation base of Hubei Province, national pediatric anesthesia training base of Chinese Medical Association and EEG training base of China Association Against Epilepsy (CAAE) and Hubei Branch of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Training Center of American Heart Association.
With a sound teaching management system to carry out teaching works at different level and based on second-level disciplines and integrating resources with the development of disciplines, the hospital has seven teaching and research departments including pediatrics, pediatric surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, nursing, health care, medical technology and five sense organs in place. And there are subspecialty teaching and research groups (tertiary disciplines) and seven national standardized training base for residents in hospital regarding pediatric surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, otorhinolaryngology, radiology, rehabilitation medicine and laboratory medicine affiliated to the relevant departments mentioned above.
Teaching platform and team
The hospital has more than 50 doctoral and postgraduate supervisors and 524 qualified teachers at or above school and provincial level.
It has a clinical skills training center, covering an area of 1800m2, with 14 skills training rooms for pediatrics, pediatric surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, nursing and other first-aid skills training rooms, cardiopulmonary auscultation room, simulated delivery room and simulated operating room. Among them, the First-aid Skills Training Center passed the certification of AHA training center and Life Support course system in July 2015, and was awarded the official license by AHA Training Center, which is an international standard training base for basic life support and advanced life support in Hubei.
Communication and Cooperation
The hospital strives to cultivate outstanding pediatricians with an international perspective, actively carries out domestic and international cooperation and exchange, and continuously expands the field of foreign exchange and cooperation. It has established long-term cooperation with more than 10 universities and medical institutions in Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the United States and other countries. The hospital launches the “China-US Resident Exchange Program” with the Children's Hospital of Ohio State University and has a series of academic platforms including the “Changjiang Forum of Gynecology and Pediatrics Development”, the “Changjiang Forum of Gynecology and Pediatrics”, “The Young and Middle-aged Academic Forum” and the “Academician Forum” to offer students platforms for learning and development so as to broaden their horizon and enhance overall quality.
The hospital thoroughly implements the Party's education policy and the spirit of the National Education Conference, sticks to its original mission of cultivating talents for the country, focuses on practicing the fundamental task of establishing moral integrity in education, aims to train application-oriented and service-oriented medical talents, and has established a training model for the purpose of job competence training and a theoretical and practical curriculum system based on formative assessment. On top of that, the hospital has a medical professionalism curriculum system which integrates medical humanities education and ideological education into the whole process of medical talent training.