Pharmacy is a special major of Soochow University (SU). The pharmaceutical education in SU can be traced back to 1949, in which there were pharmaceutically special training courses developed by the former Soochow University. In 1952, these courses were incorporated into the East China College of Pharmacy. In 1993, Suzhou Medical College recruited three-year pharmaceutically college students in 1994 and began to recruit four-year undergraduate pharmacy students in 1997. Currently, pharmacy annually intake of about 100 undergraduates. As required by the development of the pharmaceutical industries, the students were trained into international, academic, applied, and clinical types. The English teaching classes were setup for the students of international type (Each year 6-8 outstanding undergraduates will be selected to attend a summer exchange program or a study exchange semester at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland). There are a number of high-level teachers including the State Council Special Experts, winners of National Outstanding Youth Foundation, winners of the national "Thousand Youth Talents Plan", winners of National Outstanding Youth Fund. There are a total of 68 full-time teachers, including 24 professors and 31 associate professors. It has direct supports by professional pharmacy disciplines with doctoral degree granting and postdoctoral, a provincial distinguishing discipline, a provincial key laboratories, and a pharmacy provinces disciplinary training center. Specially, the discipline of Pharmacology and Toxicology is in the top 1% of the world's ESI in May 2014.