Shanxi Medical University
Shanxi Medical University was founded in l919. The university is a comprehensive interdisciplinary university with specialties at different levels. The university consists of 15 schools and colleges. These 15 schools include the School of Medicine, the School of Preclinical Medicine, the School of Public Health, the School of Pharmacy, MBBS in Shanxi Medical University, the School of Nursing, the School of Social Sciences, the School of Continuing Education, and the School of Professional Technology.
6 departments are offered. There are six departments:
oral medicine, medicine, anesthesiology, postgraduate studies, English, and physical education. Shanxi Medical University offers a six-year program for students in clinical medicine and 18 other specialties, including public health, pharmacy and pharmacology, forensic medicine, medical imaging, medical laboratory, nursing, anesthesiology, social welfare, information management and information systems, English language, public administration, pharmacy, traditional Chinese medicine, advanced nursing and optometry. There are also 19 research institutes, 4 affiliated hospitals and 8 academic research centers.
World ranking: 212th
Year of entry into English education: 2008
Ranking in China: 32nd
Number of foreign students: 485
Admission requirements: Admission requirements: Yes
Number of affiliated hospitals: 4
Campus Courses Programmes Highlights Internships Admission requirements
Shanxi Medical University has two campuses
Shanxi Medical University has two campuses. The total area is 200 hectares. The construction of a new campus has been completed to improve the university’s teaching and research environment. The new campus covers an area of approximately 1200 mu (80 hectares). The total area is 400 000 mu.
Key points of the program
Shanxi Medical University is an important institution under the control of the Chinese Ministry of Education and Health. It is one of China’s top and most pioneering medical universities.
It is accredited as a higher education institution by the WHO and the Education Council for Foreign Medical Students (ECFMG).
It is also approved for the admission of international students through a Chinese government scholarship and various scholarships.
SXMU graduates achieve high results in USMLE, MCI and other certification certificates.
Excellent lectures by world-renowned medical experts and eminent doctors.
Every year, SXMU invites experts from the USA and the UK to give lectures. There are also frequent seminars, conferences and learning activities.
Shanxi Medical University (SXMU) is one of the few universities entitled to award doctoral degrees in Shanxi Province, as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees in China. Clinical Medicine and Public Health has been designated as National Experimental Units and trains students for the Master’s degree. The university is also authorized to award bachelor’s degrees in medicine to adult students in Shanxi province.
In addition, the university is authorized to award doctoral degrees in the following seven disciplines. The university is also authorized to award doctorates in the following seven specialties: physiology, internal medicine, epidemiology and health statistics, occupational and environmental health, otolaryngology, forensic medicine and surgery. The university is one of the largest postgraduate degree-granting institutions in Shanxi province, with a total of 48 departments.
Main postgraduate courses
Human anatomy, histology and embryology, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, diagnostics, internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, neurology, community medicine, psychiatry, rehabilitation, emergency medicine, etc.
Practice and careers
The internship for MBBS students lasts for one year (minimum 48 weeks). In general, international students prefer internships in China. However, for internships in other countries, SXMU must conduct a qualification check of the student’s chosen hospital. Students must select a WHO-accredited teaching hospital and complete the required internship weeks and content. A certificate of the internship is also required.
After the internship, students must pass a theory exam and a clinical assessment final exam at Shanxi Medical University. After completing the MBBS degree, graduates can apply to take the Medical Licensing Examination of the Medical Council to become registered and practicing doctors. Depending on the regulations in different countries, students may first need to obtain a diploma certificate. MBBS degree holders can find employment in public and private hospitals, nursing homes and other medical institutions. In addition, they can open their own practice or obtain a Master’s degree.
MBBS degree: After completing the requirements of the program and passing the final exams, international medical students will receive a diploma from Shanxi Medical University and, if they meet the university’s regulations, they will be awarded a medical degree. In the English version, the diploma will be designated MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery).
Shanxi Medical University has a strong faculty. There are five thousand teaching and medical staff. These faculty members include PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate students, as well as Ph.D. students who have returned from studying abroad. Forty-two of them are supervisors of doctoral students, and 400 are supervisors of master’s students. Eighty-six of them receive special state support. The University currently has approximately 20,000 students at different levels and in different disciplines. The total value of teaching resources is approximately 200 million US dollars.
The university library has a collection of approximately 900,000 volumes, 1,600 periodicals subscribed to in China or abroad, and 30,000 electronic bookmarks. The Library has also launched a program to exchange books and materials published in China, with nine hundred items in China and around the world.
Classrooms are equipped with multimedia. International students are taught by highly qualified teachers. International students are taught MBBS English by international teachers.
The high-tech laboratories are equipped with all medical instruments and hundreds of cadavers, giving students rare opportunities to study and experiment.
Separate dormitories for boys and girls
Fully equipped dormitories with fully furnished, air-conditioned rooms for international students. Rooms are equipped with beds, TVs, desks, internet access, and air conditioning.
Security of residence
The dormitories are well guarded by security guards and the university police station. Security cameras are installed in all parts of the campus.
Halal food products are available. Muslim hostels are available on the SXMU campus. Students can eat halal food in the canteen. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and a variety of snacks are available at very affordable prices for both international and local students.
Shansi Medical University First Affiliated Hospital
Second Affiliated Hospital of Shanxi Medical University (Shanxi Medical University)
Shanxi Medical University Third Affiliated Hospital (山西醫科大学第三附属医院)
Shanxi Medical University Affiliated Pharmaceutical Factory
Shanxi Medical University Affiliated Dental Hospital
About Tai’an City
Tai’an is the capital of Shanxi Province, surrounded by mountains on three sides. It has a history of 2500 years and was an important military city in ancient times. Now it is one of China’s heavy industrial cities, producing more than half of the country’s coal.
There are also many attractions in the city, such as the Jinci Temple. This is the most attractive temple in the city, although Shuangta Xi (the temple with the twin pagodas) has become a symbol of the city thanks to its unique architecture. Another important attraction is the Tianlong Shan Stone Caves, where you can see magnificent sculptures from the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Taiyuan City has a convenient public transportation system, as it is the transportation hub of the province. In recent years, the accommodation has become increasingly modern and ranges from 5-star hotels to comfortable guesthouses.
Taiyuan’s climate is a warm, temperate continental climate with a monsoon and an average annual temperature of 9.3C (48.7F). There is abundant sunshine but little rainfall. In spring (March to May) temperatures rise sharply. Spring here often comes with intense sunshine and strong winds. The wind is unpleasant because it brings black dust.
If you come to Taiwan in spring or summer, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat are essential. Those who wear contact lenses should be very careful with the wind. In summer, the weather in Taiyuan is hot and rainy with high humidity. The average temperature is about 23C (73F) and the average rainfall is 250-280 mm (1.5-2.5 inches), especially in late July and August. In autumn (September to November) temperatures drop sharply, averaging 8C (46F)-10C (50F).
The good weather during this season makes it the best time to travel. The Shanxi Taiyuan International Folk Art Festival is held in September, with many troupes from all over the world. The winter climate, with an average temperature of -7C (44.5F), is always cold and dry. Warm clothes are essential when traveling at this time of year.
Taiyuan Wusu International Airport is one of the major airports in Shanxi Province. At present, 20 airlines operate 90 domestic air routes to some major cities such as Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chengdu and Xi’an. The airport also has 40 international flights connecting the city to Frankfurt, Paris, London, New York, Paris, New York and San Francisco with connections to Beijing, as well as Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Pula Pinang with connections to Guangzhou.
The city is an important station on the Datong-Pingxiao-Xian high-speed railway, the Taiyuan-Chaozhuang railway and the Shujiang-Taiyuan railway. Taiyuan Railway Station and South Railway Station are the two main passenger stations in the city.