Luzhou Medical College was founded in 1951 and is a government university recognized by both the Chinese government and the World Health Organization. It was authorized by the Degree Committee of the State Council to confer Master’s Degrees in 1993. It is one of the “ Top 5 Model Universities in Electronic Education” in Sichuan province. For more than 50 years, the college has trained 20,000 students, and has evolved into a 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.
LOCATION AND ENVIRONMENT
Luzhou Medical College is situated in the city of Luzhou, which is a National Famous Historical and Cultural City and a National Clean City. The city is bordered with Yunan and Guizhou Provinces, and Chongqing Municipality. Its campus is divided into two parts -- Zhongshan campus and Nangao campus, covering 1,044,700 square meters in total. The old campus -- Zhongshan Campus -- is located on Mt. Zhongshan and is surrounded by the Yangtze River and the Tuo River, with a lot of green camphor trees, birds and flowers. The new campus—Nangao Campus--is newly constructed with modern facilities.
At present there are 13,416 students studying in the university, including 197 international students,503 postgraduate students, 11,876 graduate students and also some short-term international students. The international students come from south Asian countries and the Chinese students come from31 provinces.
MAJORS AND SPECIALTIES
Luzhou Medical College has 16 departments. It has 18 majors and 9 special directions, among which there are 8 key provincial majors, 2 provincial key institutes, 2 provincial bases and 17 provincial key courses.
Master’s Degree majors: Pre-clinical Traditional Chinese Medical Combined with Western Medicine, Clinical Traditional Chinese Medical Combined with Western Medicine, Physiology, Pathological Physiology, Internal Medicine and Surgery.
Undergraduate majors and directions: Clinical Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Oral Medicine, Anesthesiology, Nursing, Medical testing, Material Medicine, Epidemiology, Medical Photography, Chinese Herbs, Neurology, Otolaryngology, and Medical English.
The college has 3,295 staff, among whom 91 are professors and 165 are associate professors, 4 are international visiting professors, 359 have Master’s Degrees and 29 have Doctor’s Degrees. There are 25 professors who enjoy special awards from the government and 189 tutors for the postgraduate students. There are sufficiently qualified Chinese professors fluent in English, together with foreign teachers from south Asian countries to take classes for the international students. Visiting scholars from Japan, Germany and the U.S.A. are also invited to give guest lectures.
The college library has 1.2411 million books and journals, and 53.29 ten thousand electronic reading rooms. The campus network covers both campuses. The teaching buildings cover 983,854 square meters, the dormitories 84,227 square meters, the canteens 11,600 square meters, and the stadium 69,386 square meters, including 1 swimming pool.
The university has 3 affiliated hospitals, which are: The Affiliated Hospital of LZMC, the Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of LZMC and the Dental Hospital of LZMC. There is also a nursing school, a Pharmaceutical Factory, 7 non-subordinating hospitals and 56 teaching hospitals which total 20,000 clinical beds.
The Affiliated Hospital of Luzhou Medical College is a “National Class A-Grade III Hospital”, and is one of the biggest and most advanced hospitals in Southwest China. It has 1,500 staff (300 are professors and associate professors) and 60 departments with 1000 clinical beds. Every year it accepts 30,000 inpatients and 500,000 outpatients. The separating operation performed on a pair of Siamese twins in 2004 was the first case done in Sichuan.
The college now has 16 provincial and national research institutes including the Vascular Medicine Institute, 4 provincial key specialties and 17 provincial key courses. “The Journal of Luzhou Medical University” is published both in China and abroad, and has an international CO-DEN code for document retrieval. Furthermore, it is certified by the State Science Ministry as one of the resource journals for natural science information statistics. Since 1993 the university has carried out 625 research programs, more than 1/4 of which have won awards of the ministry, the province and the city, and 12 were patented. 2,919 research papers have been published in various journals both nationally and abroad.
The college has established international exchange and cooperation relationship with 26 universities and institutes in 9 countries including Japan, Germany and the U.S.A. The university employs long-term foreign teachers to teach English language and medical subjects, and invites short-term visiting scholars to give guest lectures.
The college began to accept international students in 1996. More than 60 international students from Germany, Austria and the U.S.A. have studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in the university. Since 2004, the university began the special program of M.B.B.S. for the international students from South Asian countries, 197 students have been admitted as the student of Grade 2004 and 2005.
Program: M.B.B.S. -- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Duration: 5.5 years – 2 years’ pre-clinical medicine study, 2.5 years’ clinical study, 1 year’s internship
Applicants must be healthy and younger than 35, and they must have passed Grade Twelve (10+2) or equivalent examination with a minimum 50 score in Science with biology as a compulsory subject.
Registration: US$300 for the 1st year
US$50 for the 5th (internship) year
US$30 for the other 3.5 years
Tuition: US$2300 for the 1st year (Including Chinese language fee US$300)
US$1500 for the last year.
US$2000 for the other years.
Hostel: US$500 per year
Two students share 1 double room. In each room there are 2 beds, 4 closets, 1 bookshelf, 2 desks, an air-conditioner, a color TV, 2 telephones, an internet connection, pure water for drinking, and a bathroom with 24 hours hot and cold water.
There are 3 canteens on campus, each with different flavors and a sitting capacity of 1000 students at a time. A special counter has opened in the canteen for the international students, serving food in the style of their homeland. The students can freely choose between all options. The fee for food is about US$300-500 per year, depending on the preferences of each student.
The annual health insurance for each student is US$5. Details of the insurance will be provided by the insurance company.
CLASSROOMS AND LABORATORIES
The classrooms and laboratories are equipped with multimedia and air-conditioning system.
There are different kinds of sport facilities on campus: a health club, a swimming pool, football pitches, basketball and table tennis courts.
The library has 940,000 books and periodicals, with 120 electronic reading-rooms. A special reading-room is well equipped for the international students, so that they can read original English newspapers, books and periodicals.
The syllabus of the medical universities in the South Asian countries has been re-designed for the international students to consider the license exams. The following subjects have been included in the syllabus: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, Clinical Orientation, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Otolaryngology, Neurology, and Emergency Medicine.
There are sufficiently qualified Chinese professors fluent in English, together with foreign teachers from south Asian countries to take classes for the international students. Visiting scholars from Japan, Germany and the U.S.A. are also invited to give guest lectures.
Application forms are distributed from June 1st to July 30th each year.
Applicants should apply through the authorized representatives in the respective countries.
The Confirmation Letter and JW202 forms will be sent to the ed applicants through the representatives, with which the students can apply for their “X” visas in the Chinese Embassy.
The registration fee is not refundable once the JW202 form has been processed.
Health examination report, which must be original documents with the seal of a government hospital.
Photocopies of Certificate and Official Grade Records
10 color photos, each one 2 inches with white background.
Address: Foreign Affairs Office
Luzhou Medical University
P. R. China 646000
Tel: 0086-830-3160248 Fax: 0086-830-3162557
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.lzmc.edu.cn