Dalian Medical University (DMU) was founded in 1947, originally known as Guandong Medical College. In 1949, it joined with Dalian University and the name was changed into the Medical College of Dalian University. In 1950, the organizational system of Dalian University was cancelled and since then Dalian Medial College had become an independent college. In 1969, the college moved to Zunyi, a city of Guizhou Province, to establish the Zunyi Medical College. And in 1978, the college moved back to its original location in Dalian, still with the name of Dalian Medical College. In 1994, approved by the State Education Commission (SEC), DMU adopted its present name. Nowadays, the university has fledged into a multi-disciplinary medical university which also offers programs in other fields like arts, science, management, and law.
DMU occupies an area of 1,139,700 square meters, with the floorage amounting to 382,900 square meters. The total fixed assets is 224 million RMB, and all the teaching and research equipment and facilities are worth about 82.56 million RMB. The university now has 25 management organizations, 14 second-level schools, 4 directly affiliated organizations, 5 affiliated hospitals, 3 of which are indirectly under the university, and 38 clinical teaching bases. By August 31, 2007, the total enrollment of undergraduates of the university has reached more than 4,400 and over 1,400 are candidates for Ph.D. Degree and M.S. Degree. About 700 are in higher vocational school, as well as nearly 300 are international students.
Currently, there are over 4,400 faculty and staff, doctors and nurses in the university, among whom more than 500 are professors and about 510 are associate professors, including over 500 Ph.D. and M.S. supervisors.At present, there are 1 national key discipline, 1 provincial key discipline on the first-level, 15 on the second-level, 3 post-doctoral mobile station, 1 first-level discipline doctor program, 12 second-level discipline doctor programs, 5 first-level discipline master program and 50 second-level discipline master programs. Meanwhile, there is 1 ministerial research institution, and 1 ministerial lab, 5 provincial key labs, and 6 key labs for provincial universities. In addition, DMU possesses 12 bachelor-degree programs.
With the extensive development of exchange and collaboration programs with other universities and institutions at home and abroad, DMU has established collaborative relationships with 75 universities and 38 research institutions in 27 countries and regions, including The State University of New York (America), Curtin University of Technology (Australia), State Medical University of VolgaDnepr (Ukraine) etc.
Both of the two direct affiliated hospitals have been authorized to be the first-rank hospital. As the biggest comprehensive teaching hospital and emergency center in the south of Liaoning Province, the First Affiliated Hospital has won the honor of "National Top 100". With the development of medical services, in 2003, the Second Affiliated Hospital successfully annexed China Petrochemical Industry Hospital Dalian Branch. Now, these two affiliated hospitals have gone into the leadership in China in the fields of multi-slice spiral CT (MSCT) coronary angiography, catheter ablation treatment for atrial fibrillation, integrated traditional Chinese and western medicine in acute abdominal diseases, etc. Moreover, interventional thrombolysis treatment for cerebrovascular diseases and the transplant operation have also achieved domestic advanced level.
The new campus of DMU is located in the middle of the south of Lvshun Binhai Road. With 45 independent buildings, the South Campus is the main area for teaching, living and sports. The North Campus is the second programming project. Carrying forward the history and initiating a new epoch, DMU is sparing no efforts to establish itself as an advanced, multi-disciplinary, multi-level and comprehensive teaching and researching medical university.