Shantou University MBBS Program

Shantou University Medical College (SUMC) is a vital part of Shantou University. The last decade has seen SUMC making major accomplishments in education and research. It has been endorsed as one of China's best 100 universities for the 21st Century, known as "Project 211".

Being committed to "Elite Education" and the training of high caliber medical professionals that can meet international standards of medical education, Shantou University Medical College has been attracting top-flight students and provided the country with fine medical professionals. The College offers programme in seven-year Clinical Medicine alone and with Medical Imaging specialization, five-year Clinical Medicine and four-year Nursing. SUMC has five affiliated hospitals, namely The First Affiliated Hospital, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Affiliated Tumor Hospital, Mental Health Center, and The STU/CUHK Joint Shantou International Eye Center, and 3 associated hospitals - Southern China Hospital, Yuebei People's Hospital and Longgang Central Hospital of Shenzhen.

By taking the lead in adopting a new "systems-integrated" teaching model, implementing English Immersion Programme and following the style and content of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), SUMC has made impressive progress in recent years. In 2007, an "All English Class" for medical undergraduates whose tuition fees are waived, was started. The school plans to gradually admit and enlarge enrollment of foreign students. Shantou University Medical College also has 4 National Elite Courses, 2 National Demonstration Course of Bilingual Teaching, 1 National Teaching Team, 1 National Special Subject and 1 National Experimental Centre for Innovation of Talent Training Model. The College has won 4 second prizes of the National Education Achievement Awards. Apart from medical teaching and scientific research, SUMC is also active in serving the community. The National Hospice Program, Medical Aid for the Poor Program, Project New Life and Caring is Hip are charity programs initiated and supported by the Li Ka Shing Foundation, all aim at helping the sick and needy, and cultivating the spirit of "giving" among the community.

Shantou University Medical College offers 4 Doctorate and 2 Master Programs in first level disciplines and 8 Master Programs in second level disciplines and provides 2 post-doctoral training sites. Several subjects and laboratories have been recognized as key subject/laboratory at the provincial or national level. In 1999, the Ministry of Education approved the Department of Pathology and Pathophysiology to establish posts for the specially appointed "Cheung Kong Scholar".

Shantou University Medical College has been active in national and international academic exchanges and scientific research collaborations, and has established intercollegiate relationships with many renowned local and overseas medical institutes, including those in the U.S.A., U.K., Canada, Japan, France, Australia, and Hong Kong, etc.

(Source: Shantou University)

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