Southern Medical University
Southern Medical University (Chinese: 南方醫科大學), formerly known as First Military Medical University, affiliated to the People's Liberation Army of China, is a Chinese institution of higher learning, located in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province, China. It was founded in 1951 and became one of national key universities in 1979. Approved by the State Council and the Central Military Commission of the PLA, the university came under the jurisdiction of Guangdong Province in August 2004, whereupon it was renamed Southern Medical University.
Southern Medical University is located at the foothills of the picturesque Baiyun Mountain in Guangzhou. The main campus, together with its south campus in the southern suburb of Guangzhou, covers an area of nearly one square kilometer. The university has been awarded the first-class garden-like university, for rows of green trees nourish and bouquets of flowers blossom on the campuses all throughout the year.
Rankings and reputation
This University offers courses in Clinical Medicine at the Bachelors and Masters levels, in Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, economics and medical-related fields. Students are also taught English (for Chinese students) and Mandarin Chinese (for foreign students) at the basic level.
The University is a rich haven for research and development in the field of medicine.
Southern Medical University flourishes along with its handover from the military system to the civilian one. Its 7 affiliated hospitals are
- Nanfang Hospital,
- Zhujiang Hospital,
- Hua'nan Hospital,
- Nanhua Hospital,
- Stomatology Hospital,
- Pingxiang Hospital and
- Jiangdu Hospital,
six of which have been appraised as “First-Class Hospitals at Grade III”.