The Mukden Medical College (sometimes spelled Moukden Medical College), was founded in Mukden (now Shenyang) north eastern China in 1911 by the Scottish physician Dugald Christie. It officially opened in 1912 and became part of the China Medical University in 1949.
Part 1. 1882-1917 - building the foundations and opening the College.
Scottish physician Dugald Christie, an 1881 licentiate of both the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, was the first medical missionary sent to China by the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland. He commenced practice in the city of Mukden (Shenyang) in Manchuria in 1883. In 1892 he started to train student assistants and in 1911 founded the Mukden Medical College (Fengtian yi ke da xue). Edinburgh-trained physicians and surgeons largely staffed this college, the first Western medical school in Manchuria.
Part 2. 1918-1949 - expansion, occupation, liberation and merger.
Scottish physician Dugald Christie commenced practice in the city of Mukden (Shenyang) in Manchuria in 1883. In 1911 he founded the Mukden Medical College, the first Western medical school in Manchuria. Edinburgh-trained physicians and surgeons largely staffed the college and in 1934 it became the first foreign university to have its medical degree recognized by the University of Edinburgh. It was merged into the China Medical University (Zhongguo yi ke da xue) in 1949. During its separate existence the Mukden Medical College brought modern medicine and medical education to northeastern China, and its legacy continues to influence both medical practice and medical education in China.
Last revised: March 2013
Photo from "A brief History of Mukden Medical College - Fengtian Yike Daxue", 1992, Shenyang, Liaoning. (The old MMC main building, this building, was demolished in the late 1990s or early in the 21st century.)
This 1927 photograph of the College is part of the International Mission Photography Archive at the University of Southern California - which has many other MMC photos.