Chongqing Medical University

Why Study Medicine at Chongqing Medical University, China

 Brief Introduction

Chongqing Medical University (CQMU) is a comprehensive medical university with a diverse offering of Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral and Postdoctoral programs. CQMU is a state key university under the administration of the Chongqing Municipal Government with an integrated educational system of baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral programs in medicine as well as other health-related fields. It is one of medical universities in China that are approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education to enroll foreign students into the English-medium MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) program. It is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the ECFMG (Educational Committee for Foreign Medical Graduates) in the United States.
1. History Briefs
Chongqing Medical University, previously referred to as the Chongqing University of Medical Sciences (CQUMS), was established in 1956 in Chongqing, China. It was originally a branch of the Shanghai First Medical College (now named the Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University).
2. Discipline Construction and Achievements
Chongqing Medical University has 4 state key disciplines, namely Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis and Neurology, as well as 29 municipal key disciplines. In addition, it has two state key laboratories of Ministry of Education, one state key laboratory of Chongqing and Ministry of Education, one national engineering research center, 15 municipal key laboratories, 11 research institutes, 4 research centers and 20 research laboratories.
Chongqing Medical University (CQMU) has accomplished many research projects of various levels, including some state-level projects supported by National Key Technology Research and Development Program in the 6th to 9th Five-year Plan for National Economic and Social Development, Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation, National Basic Research Program (known as “973 Program”), National Hi-Tech Research and Development Program (known as “863 Program”), National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, National Funds for the Development of New Drugs and Funds for Trans-century Talents of Ministry of Education. Meanwhile it has undertaken some international cooperative research projects. According to the report on the research paper retrieval in 2005 which was released by National Institute of Science and Technology Information, CQMU ranks 42nd in all the universities regarding the publication of research papers in important journals in China.
3. Campus Overview
Chongqing Medical University covers an area of 2.79 million square meters, with a building area of more than 1.4 million square meters. The university is composed of two campuses, Yuzhong campus in downtown area and Jingyun campus in the “city of universities” of Chongqing. The total assets of the university amount to 5.06 billion RMB, among which the equipment and facilities for teaching, research and medical services are worth 983 million RMB. The library has a collection of 1.32 million books. 
4. Affiliated Hospitals
Chongqing Medical University has 6 affiliated hospitals directly under its administration, which are all rated as “Upper First-class Hospitals” in China. There are more than 8,900 beds in the hospitals. The annual outpatient visits reach 7 million and the annual inpatient visits 290,000. Besides, the university has over 30 teaching hospitals and other 9 affiliated hospitals which are not directly under its administration. Other two affiliated hospitals are now under construction.
5.International Student Education
Chongqing Medical University has opened English Medium Programs of Medical Bachelor/Undergraduate Degree (including MBBS), Master/Postgraduate Degree and Doctoral /PHD Degree to international students. Chongqing Medical University is one of China’s institutes of higher learning opening to outside world earliest. Since 1980’s, Chongqing Medical University has begun to accept medical students for Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctor’s and Postdoctoral program from all over the world. At present the university has more than 600 international students from 23 different countries. 
Communication and Cooperation
Chongqing Medical University has been actively conducting international exchanges and cooperation. So far, it has established relationships with more than 20 countries and regions in the world for staff training, exchange of students, academic exchanges and scientific research, such as the United States, Britain, Canada, Japan, Russia, France, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Hong Kong. 98 foreign medical experts have become our visiting or honorary professors. 
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