Southern Medical University

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Southern Medical University
Former names
First Military Medical University
Established 1951
Address , Shatai North road, Guangzhou, Guangzhou(Main Campus)/Foshan(Shunde Campus), Guangdong, 510515, China
Campus Urban
Affiliations Project 973,
Administration building
Smu library

Southern Medical University (simplified Chinese: 南方医科大学; traditional 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[edit]

Southern Medical University is ranked 1574 by 4icu world ranking and 1034 by Webometrics world ranking.

Courses offered[edit]

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.

Southern Medical University is recognised by the World Health Organization and by the Medical Council of India.

The University is a rich haven for research and development in the field of medicine.

Affiliated hospitals[edit]

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,
  • Xinhui People's Hospital

six of which have been appraised as “First-Class Hospitals at Grade III”.

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Coordinates: 23°11′10″N 113°20′01″E / 23.1862°N 113.3337°E / 23.1862; 113.3337