Chongqing Medical University

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Chongqing Medical University
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Established 1956
Type Public university
Students 25,857
Location Chongqing,  China
Campus Yuzhong District Shapingba District

Chongqing Medical University (CQMU; 重庆医科大学), previously referred to as the Chongqing University of Medical Sciences (CQUMS), was established in 1956 in Chongqing, China.[1] It was originally a branch of the Shanghai First Medical College (now named the Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University).[2]

CQMU is a state key university under the administration of the Chongqing Municipal Government with an integrated educational system of baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral programs in medicine as well as other health-related fields.[3]

It is one of approximately 30 medical universities in China which are approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education to enroll foreign students into the English-medium MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) program.[4] It is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the ECFMG (Educational Committee for Foreign Medical Graduates) in the United States.[5]

Organization and Affiliations[edit]

CQMU has five hospitals directly under its administration, which are all rated as “Upper First-class Hospitals” in China.[6] There are more than 6,000 beds in these hospitals.[7] The annual outpatient visits total 5.5 million and the annual inpatient visits 150,000.[8]

In addition, CQMU has five affiliated hospitals indirectly under its administration, 27 teaching and clinical practicing hospitals, 10 colleges, six departments, and a nursing school.[9] Two more affiliated hospitals are currently under construction.[10]

On the research front, CQMU has three state key laboratories under the Ministry of Education, one state key laboratory under the Chongqing Ministry of Science & Technology, one national engineering research center, 18 municipal key laboratories, 11 research institutes, six research centers, and 22 research laboratories.[11]

Academic Programs and Research[edit]

CQMU offers five postdoctoral programs, 26 doctoral programs, 53 masters programs, and 46 specialties for undergraduates.[12] It has four state key disciplines and 43 municipal key disciplines.[13]

CQMU has accomplished several large-scale research projects including some state-level projects supported by the National Key Technology Research and Development Program in the 6th to 9th Five-year Plan for National Economic and Social Development, Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation, National Basic Research Program (known as '973 Program'), and the National Hi-Tech Research and Development Program (known as '863 Program').[14]

The High-intensity Focused Ultrasonic Therapy System (HIFU), which was initiated by CQMU, is the first large-scale medical equipment system with completely independent intellectual property rights in China.[15] It has been put into use in over 30 major hospitals in China and exported to about 10 foreign countries, such as the EU, Russia, Japan, Korea and Singapore.[16]

The university publishes eight academic journals with international distribution.[17]

Since 2008, CQMU has twice won the National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, once won the National Award for Technological Invention once, and won over 80 municipal awards.[18] There are many international students from India, Indonesia, Republic of the Congo, Mauritius, Vietnam, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh etc.[19]

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