Jiangsu Vocational College of Medicine (JSMC), a full-time public vocational college directly subordinate to the Jiangsu Commission of Health, is a provincial demonstrative vocational college co-constructed by Jiangsu province, Yancheng city and the college itself. JSMC's school-running history began from July 1941, when the Sanitation School of Central China was established by the New Fourth Army. In 1964, the school was rebuilt as the Yancheng Medical School and in 2005, it met a promotion approved by the People's Government of Jiangsu, and was named Yancheng Institute of Health Sciences (YIHS), then in February 2017, it was renamed as Jiangsu Vocational College of Medicine.

JSMC locates in the homeland of the red-crowned crane and the Milu deer -- Yancheng, a city with reputation for its beautiful scenery, pleasant climate and pristine wetlands. JSMC covers a total area of 46 hectares and the construction area is about 285.7 thousand square meters with a gross value of fixed assets over 600 million RMB, including near 144 million RMB teaching devices and a book collection of 754.6 thousand. JSMC now has 9 teaching units, including Nursing School, Medical School, Pharmacy School, School of International Education, etc. with 19 specialties.

JSMC has always been keen on educational reform and comprehensive development. Among the 19 specialties, there are 5 recognized by the MOE's Action Plan on the Innovative Development of Higher Vocational Education as key specialties, 1 as Jiangsu provincial level-A brand specialty, and 5 as Jiangsu provincial key specialties. Apart from these, JSMC has 1 specialty listed in the first batch of China's health service demonstration specialties, 3 Jiangsu provincial key specialty groups, 2 Jiangsu provincial specialties with distinguish features, 2 central-government-supported specialties. JSMC also has other educational achievements as 2 MOE teaching resource databases for vocational education, 18 national planned textbooks, 4 Jiangsu provincial quality textbooks, 14 Jiangsu provincial key textbooks, 1 project of “Excellent Typical Case of Online and Offline Mixed Teaching”, 2 productive training bases recognized by the MOE's Action Plan on the Innovative Development of Higher Vocational Education, 2 training platforms for depth integration of production and education, 1 Jiangsu provincial integration platform for production and education training, and 4 national and provincial training bases.

JSMC has made great progress in the building of an excellent teaching group. Within the total number of 944 full-time and part-time teachers, there are 32 professors, and 46 with a doctoral degree. There are also 2 Jiangsu provincial teaching groups and 1 prominent teacher. 7 teachers were listed as candidates in the “333 Project” and 5 were chosen as high-level talents by the “Six-Talent Peaks” project. 23 young and middle-aged teachers were chosen as academic leaders and talents under cultivation.

JSMC attaches great importance to the training of students’ practical abilities and promotes the quality of personnel through competitions. The pass rate of the Examination of the Registering License for Nurses has been near 100% for 7 consecutive years, and the Professional Qualification Examination for Clinical Medicine around 90% for 2 years. Up to now, 126 individual and group awards have been won by the students from JSMC in the national vocational students’ skills competitions, including 2 outstanding awards and 41 first awards. In 2020, 1 first awards in the National Vocational College Nursing Skills Competition was won by students. In the 16th “Challenge Cup” finals held in Jiangsu, students from JSMC won one special award, first award and second award each, thus becoming the only vocational college in Jiangsu to be selected for the national competition.

JSMC has always adhered to the joint development between the college and Yancheng city. Through this, its scientific research and social service capabilities have met significant improvements. During the past 5 years, teachers from JSMC had over 600 national, provincial and city-level scientific research projects undertaken, including 4 projects from the NSFC and 10 projects from the Natural and Social Science Foundation of Jiangsu. Teachers have won 35 awards including the Huaihai Prize for Science and Yancheng Natural Science Progress Award. 930 papers have been published by faculty members of JSMC in national journals, in which 222 were published in Chinese core journals, 129 in SCI journals, and more than 650 national patents acquired. Report on Development and Reform of Grassroot Level Healthcare in Jiangsu -- the only provincial report in China on the development and reform of healthcare at grassroot level was also publicized by JSMC. The college also established a post-doctoral innovation practice base and a key research base for philosophy and social sciences, which effectively promoted the improvement of innovation capabilities and the transformation of scientific research results in Yancheng city and northern Jiangsu, and had made continuous improvement in linking science and education to serve regional health industry.

In the 80 years of schooling, JSMC has always regarded the philosophy of “Building a quality-based medical college with unique features and noble medical ethics” as a creed and put its position as “the leading medical college for grassroot level in northern Jiangsu which has an influence nationwide”. “Xing Fang Zhi Yuan” (to perform uprightly together with a comprehensive mind) is JSMC’s motto, and “Sincerity, Concern, Beauty, Cleanliness and Precision” are its spiritual cores. Under the inculcation of the teaching style “excellent knowledge, prudence and dedication” and the study style “professional through diligence, techniques from knowledge”, over 50,000 high-quality skill-oriented medical and health personnel have been trained throughout the years. Among the alumni, there are excellent models as Yuan Jinqi, the winner of the “National Award for Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Chinese Medicine”, Zhou Guijuan, a “National Outstanding Nurse” and a deputy of the NPC, Wang Zhaojun, winner of the National Gold Award for Blood Donation, Xi Jiakai, , founder of JSMC’s nursing specialty, winner of the “2015 China’s Role Model”, who had donated 1.2 million to set up the “Teaching Scholarship”, Xu Zhaoxue, another winner of the “China’s Role Model” who sacrificed himself to save others, and Liu Qihui, the “National Outstanding Role Model in Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic”. 

In recent years, JSMC has won more than 30 Jiangsu provincial and above commendations. In 2020, in the “2015-2019 National College Discipline Competition Rankings (Higher Vocational Education)” released by the China Association of Higher Education, JSMC had become the only medical vocational college shortlisted. Looking forward to the coming future, a new journey in pursuit of dreams is standing in front of a new starting point. The goal of building an applied medical university will be the focal point of the entire faculty and students. With the continuous adherence to the fundamental task of cultivating excellent personnel, persistent reform of education philosophy and teaching methods, steady improvement of the level of connotation construction, and comprehensive promotion of collaborative innovation ability and talents cultivate quality, a bright tomorrow of JSMC is at hand.

HONORS

Chairman member in the Health Specialty Committee of China Vocational Education Association

Chairman member of the National Teaching Guidance Committee of Rehabilitation Specialty

Jiangsu Advanced College in Vocational Education

Jiangsu Demonstrative Higher Vocational College

Jiangsu Provincial Postdoctoral Innovative Base

The achievements of National Nurse Practitioner Registration Examination ranked highest countrywide for 3 consecutive years.

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