The School of Medicine of Xian Jiaotong University, which used to be the School of Medicine of National Peking University, founded in 1937. It was renamed Xian Medical University in 1985. After the affiliation of the Xian Medical University with Xian Jiaotong University in April, 2000, it was given the name of “The School of Medicine” of Xian Jiaotong University. Famous for the Unity, Diligence, Preciseness and Innovation as its tradition, the school is like a cradle which has cultivated advanced medical experts in the Northwest region of China. It is the only top medical science school directly attached to the Ministry of Health in the Northwest region, as well as a branch of Academy of Medical Science in China. About 40,000 advanced medical experts have been cultivated in 70 years since its founding.
In 1995, former Xian Medical University established the Program of Clinical Medicine for International Students, began to enroll qualified international students, aiming to produce clinicians and doctors served in clinics and hospitals. Currently, nearly 500 international students from Pakistan, Nepal, Canada, Iran, Sudan and other countries are studying in Xian Jiaotong University, School of Medicine.
The International Students Building is situated on the medical campus. Each room is well furnished and equipped with air-conditioner, television, telephone, bedding, bathroom, central-heating and other necessary facilities. Usually, two students share one room. The Muslim dining hall and some of the language classrooms for international students are also located in the same building. The university provides facilities for student’s recreation to be enjoyed during their free time.
The 5-year duration is divided into two parts: the first 2.5 years is composed of pre-clinical courses, including Medical English, Computer, Anatomy, Histology & Embryology, Pathology, Physiology, Immunology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, etc; the last 1.5 years is composed of clinical studies and rotations, including Diagnosis, Radiology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Pediatrics and a one year internship in different departments of a hospital.
Through the pain taking efforts and hard work of many generations, the college has developed a collective ability for administration. At present, students on campus are over 4500, including 400 doctoral students, 900 post graduates and 3500 undergraduates. The school has excellent and experienced faculty as well as working staff, and the number has been over 4000 (staff in the affiliated hospitals also included). It has more than 620 professors and associate professors, 81 doctoral mentors, 13 experts who have made outstanding contributions on the state and provincial level and besides, 35 domestic and overseas visiting professors (3 are members of Chinese Academy of Science). There are 28 departments (18 clinical departments included); 3 Clinical Teaching Hospitals: The First Affiliated Hospital, The Second Affiliated Hospital and The Affiliated Dental Hospital; 6 centers (Biological Medicine R&E Center, Long-Distance Medicine Center, All-Division Medicine Center, Medical Information Center, Animal Experimentation Center and Medical Testing and Training Center); 27 Graduate Schools; 1 keystone lab belonging to Ministry of Education, 2 keystone labs belonging to Ministry of Health and 3 keystone labs at Provincial level; 2 keystone subjects as Physiology and Medical Jurisprudence at State level and another 7 keystone subjects at Provincial level. Meanwhile the School of Medicine has 2 first-level research stations for the Post doctorates, Fundamental Medicine and Clinical Medicine.
The School of Medicine of Xian Jiaotong University has gradually established a complete administrative system for educating and training both undergraduate and graduate students. For undergraduates, at present, there are subjects as Clinical Medicine (5-year duration and 7-year duration), Dental Medicine, Nursing, Medical Jurisprudence, Preventive Medicine, Pharmacology, Medical Engineering and so on. There are 10 authorized places for awarding doctorates and 29 places for master's degrees. The authorized places for awarding these degrees cover all medical specialties and most of the related medical specialties. For undergraduate student education the emphasis is on practice with basic knowledge and extensive education. The school has built up a training mode of “Broad Entrance, Strong Foundation and Emphasis on Practice”, and under this training mode, the graduates have got high praises from their employers. For postgraduate student education, the emphasis is on training on innovative thoughts and abilities. Besides, the school has actively developed recruitment and training for the students with bachelor’s degree of Clinical Medicine and MPH.
(Source: Xian Jiao Tong University)
Students are enrolled on the basis of their academic performance in senior high school.