China is becoming the preferred destination for learning PG- MD/MS, & MBBS. The 49 top medical schools in China are approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education. China has more choices, low costs, and a deeper culture. Compared with other countries, the cost of medicine courses in China is affordable. China happens to be the property of some of the highest ranked medical universities around the world.
Hebei Medical University is located in Shijiazhuang city, the capital of Hebei province. It is one of the provincial key universities with a history of over one hundred years and outstanding educational tradition, and with its predecessor, Beiyang Medical School established by the government of the Qing Dynasty in 1894. It is one of the oldest public universities in modern China. In this university, there held the first basketball match of China, founded the first medical journal “Renshen Medicine”, edited the first Human systematic anatomy in China, discovered and named the acute motor axonal neuropathy in the world firstly.
Hebei Medical University is a provincial key university with a history of over one hundred years and a tradition of distinguished medical education. In May 1995, it assumed its current name with the amalgamation of the previous Hebei Medical College (its immediate predecessor), Hebei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Shijiazhuang Advanced Medical School. In 2005, the university ranked as “Excellent” in the Appraisal of Undergraduates Teaching Level by the Ministry of Education.
2. Discipline Construction and Achievements
Hebei Medical University is an integration of medical teaching, biomedical research and clinical service. It offers programs that cover various categories of subjects, namely, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Stomatology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Preventive Medicine, Nursing, Forensic Medicine, Combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine, Medical Technology. There are 7,039 full-time undergraduates and specialized trainees as well as 3,452 postgraduate students currently studying in this university. There are 4 postdoctoral research stations for Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Medicine, TCM-Western Medicine Integration and Biology at Hebei Medical University. The university has been authorized to confer doctoral degrees in 42 disciplines and master degrees in 68 disciplines. Thus far a complete medical education system has formed for cultivating bachelors, masters, PhDs and postdoctoral researchers in Hebei Medical University.
3. Campus Overview
Hebei Medical University boasts its excellent educational facilities. The campus covers an area of 223.9 thousand square meters, and its building area is 361.2 thousand square meters. The university is equipped with 340 million Yuan worth of instruments. Its library has a collection of 0.936 million hard-copy books and 3.9 million e-books. 6 hospitals are directly affiliated to the university and 5 of them are all third-level Grade A hospitals with a total of 8,810 beds. Another 17 hospitals are indirectly affiliated to Hebei Medical University. Additionally, the university has over 60 teaching hospitals and practice bases.
4. Medical Research
Hebei Medical University is not only the centre of medical education and clinical service in Hebei Province but also the centre of medical research. It has established 1 national key discipline, 1 candidate national key discipline, 13 provincial key disciplines, 15 national key clinical specialities, 4 provincial characteristically strong disciplines, 2 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education jointly supported by the province, 15 provincial key laboratories and 8 provincial research institutes. The university undertakes over 400 research projects each year, with annual research grants over 50 million Yuan. Besides, the editorial offices of 9 national or provincial academic journals are located in this university.
5. Affiliated Hospitals
Hebei Medical University owns 6 directly affiliated hospitals, 5 of them are level three first-class hospitals, and there are more than 8810 sickbeds. In addition, there are other 17 non-directly affiliated hospitals, 60 teaching hospitals and internship bases. The six directly affiliated hospitals are The First Affiliated Hospital of Hebei Medical University, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Hebei Medical University, etc. Among them, five hospitals are level three first-class hospitals. These affiliated hospitals provide international students with medical training and clinical rotation to lay the foundation for their qualification as a doctor after graduation.
6. International Student Education
Hebei Medical University has opened English Medium Programs of Medical Bachelor/Undergraduate Degree (including MBBS), Master/Postgraduate Degree and Doctoral /PhD Degree to international students.
Hebei Medical University has a long history of enrolling international students from countries including the USA, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, the UK, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. At present, there are about 400 foreign students study at the university.
7. Communication and Cooperation
In the past few years, Hebei Medical University has become an important window of cultural and economic exchange with the world. It has established closer cooperation with about ten medical colleges and research institutes in Japan, South Korea, U.S.A and France successively. 24 foreign experts have been invited to take honorary positions in this university. Over 400 experts and professors have been sent abroad to give lectures or attend international academic conferences. Nearly 100 young teachers are studying assiduously abroad for PhD degrees. Its cooperation with the domestic colleges and universities has grown tremendously over the years.
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