Kunming Medical University

Why Study Medicine at Kunming Medical University, China

Brief Introduction

1. History

In 1933, Donglu University initiated a specialized associate program in medicine and this has since evolved and grown into the Kunming Medical University (KMU) of today.

In 1937, the program expanded and became known as the School of Medicine of Yunnan University, formerly known as Donglu University.

In 1956, the School became an independent medical education institution known as Kunming Medical College.

In 1993, Kunming Medical College was listed among the key higher education institutions in the province. Since its inception, Kunming Medical University has established itself as the largest specialized medical university in Yunnan Province and leads the way in medical education, scientific research and medical services.

In the 75 years since its inception, Kunming Medical University has not only provided higher level medical education but also has taken responsibility for the development of medical and health care in Yunnan province. The over 60,000 graduates of Kunming Medical University have made an outstanding contribution to the economic and social development of the whole province.

2. Campus, Discipline and Faculty Construction

The campus of the university occupies 125.4 hectares and Chenggong new campus has been put into use. It has about 15,000 students, of which nearly 1,600 are graduate students. The University has 6,500 staff, and 1,450 are professors and associate professors.

Kunming Medical University has 17 schools (departments), offering 24 Bachelor's Degree programs, 48 Master's Degree programs, 18 Doctoral Degree programs and 2 Post-Doctoral Programs. It has 5 research institutes, 14 affiliated hospitals, 9 teaching hospitals, 38 practice hospitals, 9 forensic medicine sites, 9 preventive medicine practice sites, 4 pharmaceutical practice sites, and 2 optical practice sites. All of this provides KMU students with a stable study and practical environment.

3. Library

With a collection of nearly 1,000,000 books, Kunming Medical University library has been designated as Yunnan's Central Sharing Library Network of National Literature. It is also a First-class Repository for China's Medical and Academic Literature. KMU is a National Clinical Medicine Trial Center, and Yunnan Provincial Expert Testimony Center.

4. Great Achievements in Scientific Research

Kunming Medical University is involved in several phases of scientific research. This includes basic, application and developmental research, involving multiple subjects and specialties. KMU is responsible for large numbers of national and provincial key scientific projects and international cooperation programs. Since 2004, there have been nearly 1000 scientific research awards won on the national and provincial levels, as well as technological invention awards, scientific and technological progress awards, and many others. KMU is a leader in the province's medicine and health field.

5. Affiliated Hospitals

The 14 affiliated hospitals of Kunming Medical University have more than 10,000 patient beds. Seven of the affiliated hospitals are accredited as being Level-A Tertiary General Hospitals of China. The First Affiliated Hospital has around 4,000 outpatients per day and is the largest general hospital in the province. The Second Affiliated Hospital is among the "100 Best Hospitals of China" and is the center for both human organ transplants and burn treatments in Yunnan.

The Third Affiliated Hospital is the largest cancer hospital in the province and houses three provincial cancer research centers. The Affiliated Stomatology Hospital has over 100 dental chairs and uses the most advanced technology available. It is the largest specialized stomatology hospital in Yunnan Province. Yunnan boasts abundant natural resources with which Kunming Medical University has been carrying out extensive scientific research on Yunnan's common, endemic and frequently encountered diseases, while constantly using the most advanced technologies for diagnosis and treatment.

6. International Exchange and Cooperation

Kunming Medical University has made remarkable achievements in the area of international exchange and cooperation. It has launched inter-institutional academic partnerships and exchange programs with medical schools and institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide, such as France, the U.S.A, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Australia, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. It also conferred the titles of honorary professor and guest professor to more than 60 foreign scholars. Since 1998, KMU has recruited and trained graduate students, undergraduate students, advanced medical students and Chinese language students from 24 countries and regions, such as America, UK, France, Japan, Germany, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

International Cooperation


William Penn State University (USA)

The University of Western Australia (Australia)

Group WIMERA program (Australia)

University of Strasbourg (France)

Toho University (Japan)

Maastricht University (Holland)

Mahidol University (Thailand)

Chiang Mai University (Thailand)

Price of Songkla University (Thailand)

Hanoi University of Medical Sciences (Vietnam)



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