Weifang Medical University (WMU), founded in 1951, is a public medical university owned by Shandong Province. It is located in Weifang - Kite Capital of the world. Weifang is a beautiful city with temperate monsoon semi-humid climate. WMU covers an area of more than 1.3 million square meters, with 650,000 square meters’ construction area and the students on campus has amounted to 18,000. As a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary medical university, WMU offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in 16 disciplines, inclusive of medical sciences, health management, general sciences, law, literature, etc. It is also one of the universities which are authorized to hold HSK test. WMU has an excellent teaching team. At present, the teaching staff members’ amount to 1500 of which more than 400 owns professional titles and 560 with doctor and master degrees. There are 6 doctoral supervisors and more than 300 supervisors for master students. There’s also an Academician of China Engineering Academy, who is the the honorary president of Weifang Medical University, chief expert, and head of Shandong Eye Research Institute. He is the only Academician of China Engineering Academy in the academic field of ophthalmology in China as well as the first Academician of China Engineering Academy in the field of medicine in Shandong Province. The university has very advanced teaching facilities: Medical Research Center, Modern Educational Technology Center, Computer Center and Animal Supplying Center with more than 21,300 sets of scientific and research instruments which worth over RMB 240 million Yuan. There are 15 teaching hospitals, including 1 directly affiliated hospital. It also has 6 comprehensive teaching laboratories at university level: Morphology, Function, Chemicoanalysis, Clinical Skills, Computer and Human Anatomy, and 16 specialty laboratories like Gene and Histology Engineering, Dentistry and Nursing which are equipped with advanced Imaging PACS System, Digital Network Interactive Laboratory Teaching System and BL-410 Biological Function Experiment System and so on. The university started to recruit overseas students from the year of 2003 and in 2010, the MOE, China officially approved Weifang Medical University to offer MBBS program taught in English. Till now it has enrolled more than 600 students and among them 218 had got MBBS degree by 2011. Now students from 16 different countries, such as India, Nepal, Pakistan, USA, Canada, Korea, Zambia, Djibouti, South Africa, and Ghana, are studying in WMU. WMU is listed in the WHO World Directory of Medical Schools and the graduates of MBBS program are eligible to take the Medical Licensing Examinations held by the medical councils in different countries such as MCI, PMDC, USMLE, HPCSA, SCHS etc. As to the academic exchange, the university has established extensive inter-relationships with many overseas universities such as Western State College, California, U.S.A; Ukraine Kharkov State Academy, Ukraine Kharkov State Medical Academy, Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy，Ukraine, RMIT and La Trobe University of Australia, College of Saskatchewan, Canada, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan and St. Martinus University etc.
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), is a 6-year program taught in English. The purpose of this program is to educate international students to learn basic theories of medicine, preventive medicine, health care and forensic medicine and build fundamental clinical knowledge and skills. It also aims at educating international students to hold the ability of self-teaching, analyzing and solving problems and dealing with common diseases and frequently-occurring diseases.
Public courses: Chinese (intensive reading, listening and oral Chinese), brief introduction of China, healthy education.
Basic specialized courses: System Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology, Path physiology, Medical Genetics, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Social Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Local Anatomy, Health Statistics, Parasitological, Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Specialized courses: Diagnostics, Medical Imaging, Forensic Medicine, Clinical Immunology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Clinical Anesthesiology, Epidemiology, Ophthalmology, Oral Sciences, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Neurology, Infectious Diseases, Skin Epidemiology, Otolaryngology, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Practice: fundamental medicine basic skills experiments, clinical fundamental skills practice, clinical practice.