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Message from the Dean

DUAN Shumin, PhD
Dean
Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zhejiang University School of Medicine is located in a beautiful, historical, and cultural city Hangzhou, which is 180 kilometers southwest of Shanghai and known as "the paradise on earth" in China. With more than 90 years’ history of medical school and 140 years’ history of hospitals, the School of Medicine is proud to make significant contribution to the initiation of modern medicine in China. We are committed to continuing this tradition into the future, in order to reach our goal to become one of the best medical schools in China with international reputation. The School of Medicine is also proud to have 6 prestigious affiliated hospitals. I believe that it is essential to set up a solid platform to conduct translational research that will promote the integration of the basic sciences with clinical practice, and ultimately to improve patients care. The fast growing economy and modernizing society we are facing today provide new opportunities and pose more challenges to the biomedical scientists and clinicians in China. We invite highly motivated students, biomedical researchers, and clinicians to join us with the aim of creating an environment for excellence in education, research, and patient care.