Zhengzhou University School of Medicine

Why Study Medicine at Zhengzhou University School of Medicine, China

Brief Introduction
Zhengzhou University School of Medicine, the former Henan Medical University, is found in 1928. It is one of the earliest Chinese medical higher education institutions recognized by WHO (World Health Organization) and approved to offer master and doctor degree programs in China. It is also one of the earliest universities offering EMI (English Mediated Instruction) medical programs in China.
1. Colleges and Departments
After years of remitting efforts, the Medical School of Zhengzhou University has developed into an integrated medical teaching system, including six colleges and two departments: Basic Medical College, Clinical Medical College, College of Public Health, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Stomatology and Department of Medical Examination College, Department of Clinical Medicine, which covers over 40 specialties of five categories.
2. International Medical Programs
Zhengzhou University School of Medicine began to recruit the first batch of international medical postgraduates in 1988. In 2000 Zhengzhou University has been approved to offer EMI MBBS program to international students with the annual recruitment quotas of 200 students. The programs for international students include all type undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by the Medical School, such as MBBS. According to statistics, since 2000 more than 1000 undergraduate students have completed their medical study with degrees. At present there are 939 undergraduate students studying medicine in Zhengzhou Universities. They are from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Eritrea, Botswana, Myanmar, Peru, Maldives, Zimbabwe, the U.S.A., Canada, Austria, the UK, etc.
3. MBBS Curriculum
The goal of the curriculum is to produce doctors who are competent in the understanding and delivery of effective, humane and ethical medical care, committed to lifelong learning, and ready to proceed to postgraduate training. Students are encouraged to be active in managing their own learning and to question both what and how they learn through problem-based, small-group tutorials. These tutorials foster the development of skills for interpersonal communication and teamwork, and help train students to become lifelong learners.
They emphasize the inter-connections between different fields of knowledge. Essential elements of basic science and clinical practice are learnt through an integrated approach. Students are given the opportunities to choose and explore specific areas of interest or experience in either medical or non-medical fields by making use of the electives to be held in the second half semester of the third year and at the end of the final year after the final examination. They are required to incubate and brainstorm protocols for a health research project. They are also exposed to various clinical settings through clinical visits and attachments, and will engage themselves in voluntary and community services, overseas exchange and/or other learning activities. Training Centre has been set up to achieve early and effective training. A wide variety of teaching is employed to complement the activities that take place in global context with patients from different cultures.
The MBBS curriculum lasts for 12 semesters spreading over six years, and is designed to emphasize and integrate four key themes: 1. Human Biology in Health and Disease; 2. Professional Skills: Diagnostic, Problem Solving, Effective Communication and Clinical Management; 3. Population Health, Health Services, Economics and Policy; and 4.Medical Ethics, Professional Attitudes and Behavior. There a number of courses of the specialty, such as, Anthroponomy, Histo-embryology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, Preventive Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Diagnostics (physical diagnosis and laboratory diagnosis), Internal Medicine, Surgery (including the Survey of Surgery), Obstetrics-gynecology and Pediatrics, etc.
4. Affiliated Hospitals
Zhengzhou University School of Medicine now has 9 affiliated hospitals: the First Affiliated Hospital, the Second Affiliated Hospital, the Third Affiliated Hospital, the Fourth Affiliated Hospital, the Fifth Affiliated Hospital, the Affiliated Tumor Hospital (Henan Tumor Hospital), Zhengzhou University People’s Hospital (Henan Provincial People’s Hospital), Zhengzhou Central Hospital and Affiliated Hospital of Henan Provincial Medical Science Research Institute. These hospitals fulfill their functions and perform their duties in clinical treatment, teaching, research and courses of study.
International Communication and Cooperation
Zhengzhou University School of Medicine has taken an active part in international academic exchange and cooperation. At present, it has established a sound exchange relationship with many famous universities from more than 20 countries and regions of the world, mainly from the United States of America, Great Britain, France, Japan, Russia, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Finland, Ukraine, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other countries and districts.
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