Beihua University is a state-owned public university in Jilin City, Jilin, China. Beihua University is a provincial comprehensive university with the most extensive scope in Jilin Province. It is situated in the Rime Metropolis and Charming City — Jilin, which is known as best sky resorts and ideal place for winter sports. Developing from 1906 and through the merger of three colleges in 1999, now Beihua has become a top-ranking university owning four campuses, which totally occupy an area of 1,263,700 square meters with a floor space up to 830,300 Sq. meters. Beihua University (Jilin Medical College) founded since 1906, recognized by WHO 1958. Beihua University is a province owned comprehensive university. Approved by the ministry of education, it is the composition of the original Jilin, Jilin Medical College, Jilin Forestry College, Teacher’s college and Jilin electrification Academy. It is situated in Jilin City, which is famous for its seasons. The university has four campuses the south the north the east and the west campus, which totally cover 1.263 million square meters with 777 thousand, square meters construction area. The gross value of its equipment is 1.58 billion RMB and there are 1.519 million books in the library. “Journal of Beihua University” and “Speech and Eloquence” are publicly issued in home and abroad. The University has 4 affiliated hospitals. The affiliated hospital of Beihua University covers 54,000 square meters. The hospital can accommodate 738 beds with 300,000 outpatients and 13,000 in patients annually. It is a large general "A-Rate of Three Grades" hospital with perfect department system, responsible staff structure, advanced medical technology and precise medical equipment. The hospital has 174 High ranked professional staffs, 270 mid-ranked medical staff and 107 professionals with doctor and master degrees.
MBBS admission in aboard Jilin Medical College predecessor is the Private Midwifery School established by Song Zhongrao in 1928. In December 1947; it was received by the Educational Department of Kuomintang in Jilin and renamed as The Midwifery School of Jilin City. In March 1948, when Jilin City was liberated, the Jilin Provincial People's Government combined it with Hua Ying Advanced Midwifery Vocational School. In 1949,it was renamed as The Medical Cadres School. In November 1973,it was renamed as "Jilin Medical College". By 1999, Jilin medical college had already become a medical teaching and research center. It had trained all kinds of 14000 graduates altogether for the country, most of whom has already become the backbone in the area of the health care, medical education, scientific research.
Beihua University locates itself as a key provincial comprehensive university which should center on the teaching students in undergraduate level, develop graduates education, foreign student education and adult education, regard teaching as its root and research as its route and serve for the society. Under the direct supervision of the university are 20 colleges, 5 teaching auxiliary units, 5 teacher training research centers and 20 science research institutes. Beihua University offers 57 undergraduate degree programs and 20 diploma programs including Medicine, Science, Technology, Agriculture, Law, Economic, and Management etc. Among them, 37 majors can grant master degree two are the important disciplines of the province and other two are important provincial constructive disciplines.
Beihua University has almost 30,000 full time students and around 2000 international students. Beihua University has a highly qualified faculty of 1500 full time teachers, of whom 131 are professors, 450 associate professors.
Beihua University plays a significant role in the development of the northeast industrial basement, local economy and cultural service with motivation in the field of research. Since the integration of Beihua University, it has undertaken almost three hundred programs on the provincial level or above it. Accumulating longitudinal program funds as much as 13 million Yuan. Now it has 400 programs under research. 4 of them are on the national nature science, and one developing plan of the united nation. The university regards highly international exchange and cooperation taking advantage of the scientific achievements and of school running of foreign universities exploring our road of internationalization and modernization in the communication of national culture and the achievements of the world civilization. It has successively established exchange and cooperation relation with 21 countries universities or educational institution from countries like America, Britain, Japan, South Korea, Russia United Arab Emirates and Malaysia etc.
The program combines course study and internship. The curriculum planning shall include the following three parts:
(1) Chinese culture and natural science courses. In order to facilitate their learning and life in China and contact with patients in their medical practice, the Chinese language shall be a compulsory course during the whole undergraduate medical program in English for international students in China.
(2) Basic medical sciences, behavioral science, humanities, social science and medical ethics, preventive medicine and clinical medicine. It is also required to pass the examinations of these courses respectively.
(3) Internship. The institutions shall meticulously organize the reasonable arrangement of the internship. The duration of the internship is one year (at least 48 weeks).
First Year: Epidemiology, Medical Terminology, Systemic Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Cellular Biology, Regional Anatomy, Health Statistics, Chinese Language;
Second Year: Physiolgy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology, Parasitology;
Third Year: Pharmacology, Community Medicine, Diagnostics, Radiology, Forensic Medicine, Psychology, Emergency Medicine;
Fourth Year: Surgery Medicine, Ophthalmology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics, ENT, Dermatology, Infectious Disease.
MBBS degree: On completing the requirements of the teaching program and passing the graduation examinations successfully, international medical undergraduates will be granted a graduation certificate and conferred a medical degree by Beihua University, if they meet the degree regulations of the university. The English copy of the degree will state MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery).
Internship and Career
The internship will be arranged in the last year and the duration is one year (at least 48 weeks). Faculty of Medicine has 4 teaching hospitals, 42 practice bases with 10,000 hospital beds. The annual academic hours amount to 12,000 and annual practice doctors amount to 800. The affiliated hospital of Beihua University covers 54,000 square meters. The hospital can accommodate 738 beds with 300,000 outpatients and 13,000 in patients annually. It is a large hospital of top grade with perfect department system, responsible staff structure, advanced medical technology and precise medical equipment. The hospital has 174 High ranked professional staffs, 270 mid-ranked medical staff and 107 professionals with doctoral and master‘s degrees.
After obtaining MBBS Degree, the graduates can apply to take the medical licensing examination in the medical council in order to get registered and practice medicine. According to the regulations in different countries, the students may need to do the degree accreditation first. A MBBS degree holder can find jobs in government as well as private hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities. Except this, one can also start his own clinic or pursue study for master's degree.