Pediatric College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (the former Department of Pediatrics, Shanghai Second Medical University) was founded in 1955. It is one of the pediatric departments with the longest history after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. After more than 60 years of the baptism and inheritance, from the original Department of Pediatrics, Shanghai Second Medical College, until now the School of Pediatrics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, from generation to generation, it has been writing the glorious chapters in Chinese history of pediatric medical education.

Currently, the School of Pediatrics has 3 main teaching hospitals, which are Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Children’s Medical Center and Shanghai Children’s Hospital, other departments of pediatrics in general hospitals affiliated to SJTU School of Medicine are also included. All these hospitals has a total number of 2267 pediatric beds, 5.96 million outpatients and emergency visits, 126000 inpatients and 95200 surgeries annually, which set up a comprehensive platform for pediatric medical treatment, education and scientific researches.

The School of Pediatrics has 6 national key clinical specialties, 8 national/Shanghai key laboratory, 7 national/Shanghai pediatric diagnosis and treatment centers, as well as dozens of high-level pediatric talents teams.  At the same time, as the National Standardized training Base for resident doctors, National demonstration Base for Early childhood Development, Neonatal perinatal Specialist Base and Pediatric anesthesia Specialist Base, the School of Pediatrics has 1641 clinical teachers (40% of whom have high professional titles), 69 doctoral supervisors and 131 master supervisors. Nearly 1000 pediatric specialty (direction) undergraduate and graduate students, as well as residential and specialized doctors are trained each year.  The “Pediatrics” has been awarded National quality Shared Course in 2014.

In recent years, the School of Pediatrics actively cooperates the reform in medical education of SJTU School of Medicine, and promote a new “5+3” integrated cultivation mode for pediatric students. This mode established a “student-centered and competency-based” training system in order to achieve the goal of cultivating the “innovative medical talents with soul” and also with professional ethics, scientific research thinking, team spirit, communication skills, public healthcare awareness, lifelong self-learning ability and international vision.