Southwest Medical College, established in 1951, is one of China’s premier medical colleges. The University is a full-time institution of higher learning in Sichuan Province. It is situated in the Luzhou City which is a National historical, cultural and also a National Clean city. Southwest Medical University has two campuses: The Zhongsan campus and The Nangao Campus.
For more than 65 years, the university has trained around 25,000 students and has evolved into large scale college of teaching, medical care and scientific research. It is characterized for combining Traditional Chinese Medicine with Western Medicine in various ways and at different levels.
SWMU has 4 fields' disciplines for conferring Master’s degree, 7 first-class disciplines, 42 secondary disciplines, 7 units for conferring a professional degree, 1 key discipline of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and 6 provincial key disciplines. SWMU provides 26 undergraduate majors including 7 disciplines: medicine, science, management, law, engineering, literature, and education.
Southwest Medical University has three affiliated hospitals: The Affiliated Hospital of SMU, The Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of SMU & The Dental Hospital of SMU. The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University is a "National Class A – Grade III Hospital".
The Affiliated hospitals of SWMU is succeeded in the broken-arm re-plantation which is the first operation in China, and the allergenic heart transplant and conjoined twins separation, both of which are the first operations in Sichuan. It has outstanding achievements in handling public health emergencies, serious disasters, international medical aid, medical treatment for poverty relief and leading the development of the medical health service.
It has 5 non subordinating hospitals and 39 teaching hospitals with a total of 15,500 patient beds. The college has international student exchange & scientific research exchange programs with over 9 countries among them Germany, Japan, USA and the neighboring SAARC countries.
SWMU began to enroll international students in 1996 and was qualified to confer degree to the international students in 2003. It began its undergraduate program in Clinical Medicine in 2004, and began the post-graduate program in 2013. At present more than 300 international students studying Clinical Medicine on campus, they come from 12 countries including the U.S.A., India, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Ghana.
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
The College is listed by MOE, China for English Medium Program. All class, exams & practical activities will be in English. Students must learn Chinese Language for the better communication with the patients in hospital as well for the comfort of their stay in China.
Medical College has modern educational facilities which include the Computer Center, Audio-visual Educational Information Center, Network.