China Medical University

Medical University

China Medical University is located in Shenyang, Liaoning province. It was the first medical school established by the Chinese Communist Party. It was the only school that had finished the entire 12,500 kilometerLong Marchwhile persisted in running the school. It was also one of the earliest schools that delivered college education of western medicine in China. The predecessor of the university was the Military Medical School of the Chinese Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army. It was founded in October of 1931with the approval of The Central Military Commission in Ruijin of Jiangxi province which was the birthplace of the Provisional Central Government of the Soviet Republic of China. It was the first medical school established by the Chinese Communist Party. He Cheng, Chief of the General Military Medical Department of the Central Military Commission held a concurrent post as the principal. The opening ceremony was held in Yudu, Jiangxi province on February 22nd, 1932. Comrade Mao Zedong formulated the principles of “firm in political belief, outstanding at technical skills” and Commander-in-chief Zhu De made a speech. In October 1932, the Central Military Commission approved to change the name of the school to the Health School of the Chinese Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army. In October 1934, as part of the division directly subordinated to the Military Commission, the school left Ruijin to join the famous 12,500 kilometer Long March and carried outrescue works while persisting in running the school, which makes a record unparalleled in history in both the histories of Chinese Communist Party and medical education of people’s army.
In December 1935, the school arrived at the north of Shaanxi province and started running in Wayaobu. In January 1937, it moved to Yan’an and in August of the same year changed its name to the Health School of the Eighth Route Army. The school marched to the anti-Japanese front line with General Health Ministry. The faculty and students took active parts in the rescue work in Battle of Pingxingguan and Battle of Yangmingbu. In September 1940, proposed by Comrade Mao Zedong and approved by Central Committee of Chinese Communist Party, the school changed its name to China Medical University. In 1941, Comrade Mao Zedong wrote for the first graduates of China Medical University (14th graduates since the establishment of the school) the inscription “Heal the wounded, rescue the dying, and practice revolutionary humanitarianism.” This inscription has since become the action guide for CMU people and ultimately become the motto for all medical workers of the country.
In November 1945, under the instructions of the Central Committee of Chinese Communist Party about establishing and consolidating northeastern revolutionary base, China Medical University pushed upwards to the Northeast from Yan’an. In July 1946, it arrived at Xingshan, Heilongjiang province(present Hegang city) and absorbed Northeast Military Medical University (former Harbin Army Medical School). In January 1947, it absorbed the Medical College of Northeast University and part of former Harbin Medical University and in 1948 it established four branch schools with the first and second branch schools later developed into present Harbin Medical University, the third branch moving back to university headquarter and the forth branch developed into present Chengde Medical College.
In November 1948, the whole northeast of China was liberated and the university was ordered to move to Shenyang. It absorbed and took over the former national Shenyang Medical School (formerly known as the Manchuria Medical College established by the Japanese South Manchuria Railway in 1911) and the former private Liaoning Medical College (formerly known as Mukden Medical College, founded by the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland in 1883). In October 1952, according to the decision of the State Department of Education on the adjustment of departments, the school of pharmacy separated from the CMU and formed a new school as Northern-East pharmacy school (present Shenyang Pharmaceutical University). In August 1954, China Medical University was put under the administration of national Ministry of Health. In September 1956, China Medical University changed its name to Shenyang Medical College under the instructions of the State Council, butregained its name “ China Medical University” in January 1978. In 2000, the university started to be administrated jointly by Liaoning province and Ministry of Health of PRC; In December 2015, the university became a co-constructed university by Liaoning provincial government, National Health and Family Planning Commission and Ministry of Education.
China Medical University has fostered and educated more than 90 thousand senior medical professionals since its founding. Its graduates are all over China and many other countries and regions, many of whom have become senior leaders in national health management and famous medical experts. At present, CMU is authorized to grant doctoral degrees in 6 primary disciplines, which are Basic Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Biology, Stomatology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and Nursing. It also has five national key academic disciplines and one national key academic discipline in cultivation, 40 national key clinical specialty construction projects of National Health and Family Planning Commission, 6 first class distinctive disciplines of universities and colleges in Liaoning, 7 mobile post doctoral stations and 21 undergraduate specialties.
China Medical University is now facing unprecedented development opportunities. The faculty and students will work together and dedicate themselves to striving to build a first-class national medical university with a worldwide reputation.
China Medical University (CMU) was authorized as one of the first batch of Chinese medical schools by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to recruit international students and teach medicine in English for international students. CMU began to recruit international students with Chinese government scholarship in 1976, and enrolled international students for MBBS program in English medium in 2005. In 2010, the International Education School (IES) was established. IES is responsible for international students’ admission, teaching, administration and service. There are 12 full-time staff members in the IES which include a teaching affairs section, a student affairs section, and a general office.
Currently, there are more than thousand international students from more than 70 countries including India, Thailand, the United States of America, Japan, Canada, Australia, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, etc., which also includes government supported students. IES offers all levels of education for doctoral students, postgraduates, undergraduates (both in Chinese and English medium) and visiting students (in Chinese medium). In 2013, IES was awarded as the ‘Liaoning Educational Demonstration Base for Foreign Students Study’ by the Liaoning Provincial Department of Education. IES will continue to scale up and enrich the level of running school.
In 2014, CMU moved to the new campus. With the improvement of living conditions and the perfection of teaching and administration, IES has achieved great progress. Students’ quality has been greatly improved with a better teaching and management system. IES has a separate teaching building which is located at the north of the campus. IES has utilized a problem based learning (PBL) method in some subjects such as biochemistry, pharmacology, pathophysiology, immunology for several years. The MBBS program in English medium has reached a leading level in China and won high international reputations. There are 3 well-equipped dormitories, which have single rooms with attached bathrooms and equipped with a public kitchen on each floor. IES organizes many student activities, such as an international food festival, talent show, medical workshop, medical sciences competition, inter-university debates, and so on. Cultivating excellent medical talents and promoting the cultural exchanges between China and other countries all over the world is the goal of the IES. IES will continue to make efforts to achieve our goal!



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Clinical Medicine(MBBS):

This program was established in November 1931. It is a Liaoning provincial model program and passed the accreditation of clinical medicine organized by Ministry of Education in December, 2011. It has four national key disciplines, one national experimental teaching demonstration center, one national off-campus practice base for undergraduates and 38 national clinical key specialized subject construction projects, which guarantees high quality professional education for our students.
Main Courses: Human Anatomy, Histology & Embryology, Cell-biology, Regional Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Medical Genetics, Medical Immunology, Path-physiology, Pathogenic microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology , Social Medicine, Medical Ethics, Biostatistics, Hygiene , Clinical Pharmacology, Diagnosis, Basic Surgery, Imagine Diagnosis, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Stomatology, Otorhinolaryngology (E.N.T.), Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Venereology, Nuclear Medicine, Psychology and Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Clinical Epidemiology, Forensic medicine and Toxicology.
Graduation and Degree Issued: Students who has completed all the required courses and passed all the examinations will be allowed to graduate. Students who meet the requirement of Degree Awarding Committee will be awarded Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
Degree Awarded:
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 CMU, 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 duration of internship is 1.5 years, including 1 year of compulsory internship and 6 months of elective internship.
Students can choose to do the internship/training in China, their home country or any other country. CMU highly recommends students to do it in China and if they need to do the internship in their home country, the university will do a qualification evaluation on the chosen hospital.
The tuition fee for internship in China is RMB 35,000, while for in their home country is1/3 of the tuition fee. And, students have to take the final examination on Theory Test and Clinical Evaluation in CMU before graduation.
If students choose to do internship in China, the university will mainly arrange them in the second affiliated hospital- Sheng Jing Hospital of China Medical University, which is famous for its gynaecology and obstetrics. The predecessor of the hospital was the first western hospital built in Northeast of China by the Church of Scotland in 1883. Now it is of the top level and ranks among the best 100 hospitals in China. It has 4,368 beds and annually accepts 2.42 million times Er visits and 106,000 patients with total assets of more than 2.63 billion yuan. There are all kinds of advanced treatment equipment of over 5000 sets (set), including the 256 layer spiral CT, 3.0 T magnetic resonance (NMR), 64 row CT, PET-CT, X-ray knife, linear accelerator, 3 D-4 D color doppler ultrasound, gamma knife and confocal fiber electronic endoscopic, etc.
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.

Application Requirements and Materials

Entry Requirements:

1. Of age 18 to 30 years old
2. High school graduates (or equivalent)
3. Healthy
4. Non-criminal record

Application Materials:
1. Photocopy of valid passport
2. Passport photo
3. The latest exit/entrance stamped visa page
4. Certificate/diploma of highest education
5. Academic transcript of highest education


Tuition fee and living expenses will be charged in accordance with the relative regulations of the Educational Ministry and the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China. All the other expenses must be paid by applicants themselves.

How to get to the university

From Airports to the university
Take airline bus to Ma Lu Wan and then take bus No.296 to the university.

From Shenyang North Railway Station
Take airline bus to Wu Li He Station and take bus No.800 to Shenyang North Railway Station and then take bus No.244, 202, 225 to the university.

From Shenyang south railway station
It costs RMB10 to take airline bus to Ma Lu Wan Station and take bus No.210 to Shenyang South Railway Station and then take bus No.604 to the university