Weifang Medical University
|Location||Weifang, Shandong, People's Republic of China|
|Campus||urban 1 297 200 m2|
The university was created as Shandong province's Changwei Medical School in 1951. The university was then created as the Changwei Medical College which offered undergraduate courses.
In 1987, the university was restructured and became Weifang Medical University.
In 1986, the university was approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education to offer master's degree courses in medicine. In 2002, the Chinese Ministry of Education granted the Weifang Medical University permission to offer graduate medical degrees.
China is one of the leaders in the medical field in the modern world. After doing MBBS in WHO-recognized universities, overseas students can make their way to other countries of the world or can go back to their own countries for house job and practise as a doctor.
Weifang Medical University (WFMU) is a state-owned medical university. It is located in Weifang, the international Kite Capital, at the center of Shandong Peninsula. WFMU covers an area of more than 1.2 million square meters with 570,000 square meters construction area. Over the past decades, a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary pattern has been formed at WFMU which offered a number of disciplines including medical sciences, health management, general sciences, law and literature, with the medical sciences as the leading discipline. WFMU is authorized to grant bachelor's and master's degrees and recruit overseas students.
WFMU is authorized to recruit PhD candidates in collaboration with Shandong University, Southern Medical University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Shandong Medical Technology Educational Centre and the Basic-level Health Management Cadres Training Centre.
Schools and departments
WFMU comprises 15 schools and departments， such as School of Humanities and Social Science， School of Public Health & Management， Nursing School， Dentistry School， Clinical Medicine Department， Anesthesiology Department，Medical Radiology Department and Preventive Medicine Department.
At present, there are 1000 teaching staff， of which more than 400 have got advanced professional titles and 480 have got doctor and master's degrees. There are 4 supervisors for doctoral students and nearly 200 for master students. There are 23 topnotch professionals at provincial and municipal levels，18 middle-aged and youth academic backbone at provincial level or above， 9 members with national allowance. And there are another 10 members who have been awarded the national labor model，the national advanced work， the “Labor Day” labor medal， the national advanced teacher， and the advanced worker in medicine.
There are 24 postgraduate programs， mainly enrolling postgraduates in Physiology， Immunology， Pharmacology， Anatomy, Embryology， Pathology and Pathophysiology，Pathogen Biology，Biochemistry and Molecule Biology，Internal Medicine，Surgery，Gynecology，Pediatrics， Ophthalmology， Otolaryngology， Dentistry， Neurology， Oncology， Traditional and Western Clinic Medicine，Emergency，Imaging and Nuclear Medicine， Nursing， Anesthesiology， Epidemiology and Health Statistics，Social Medicine and Health Cause Management and Applied Psychology. There are over 740 postgraduates students.
- Chinese language program
The university offers 16 undergraduate programs: Clinical medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Anesthesiology, Medical Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Preventive Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health and Management, Labor and Social Security, Marketing, Law, Applied Psychology, Health Statistics, Biological Technology, English Language. There are over 14,000 full-time 3- and 5-year program students.
WFMU has always focused on teaching and constantly improved quality. There is a Medical Research Center, a Modern Educational Technology Center, a Computer Center and an Animal Supplying Center. More than 10,000 sets of scientific and research instruments such as confocal laser scanning microscope(Zeiss), flow cytometer (Beckman Coulter) and image processor, which are worthy of over RMB 110 million.
There is one experimental demonstration center at the provincial level. There are six 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, BL-410 Biological Function Experiment System, and so on.
The Experimental Center of Basic Medicine is an experimental and teaching demonstration center for universities in Shandong Province. Anatomy, Medical Ethics, Pathology, Physiology, Histology and Embryology, Pharmacology and Medical Imaging are assessed as the excellent subjects at provincial level. WFMU has undertaken 90 teaching and research projects at provincial level or above and has been awarded 24 prizes in teaching, experiment and research since 2004.
WFMU has one discipline which offers post for “Taishan Scholars”, seven key provincial academic disciplines and laboratories, including Anatomy and Histological Embryology, Surgery, Medical Radiology, Ophthalmology, Immunology, Applied Pharmacology, Dental medicine. There are 24 research institutes such as Pathology, Neurophysiology, Differentiation and Cycle of Stem Cell, Molecule Cell Biology, Urology Surgery, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Community Medicine, Health Management, Epidemiology, Health Statistics and Health Economy.
Achievements in research
In recent years, WFMU has made many achievements in research. More than 340 research projects have been approved by the state authorities, including 16 large projects sponsored by the Foundation of State Natural Science and the national key laboratory projects, 40 projects granted by Provincial Natural Science Fund and Middle-aged and Youth Scientists Fund and 260 projects at bureau level. More than 220 prizes for researches have been awarded, including 50 prizes for specialists at provincial level.
More than 870 academic papers and 70 books are published each year. Over 30 achievements have been popularized for continuing education at provincial level or above. WFMU has got over 10 national patents and good social economic and social beneficial effects have been achieved.
The university library holds a collection of over 2.1 million books and 3,000 kinds of Chinese and foreign journals. There are 12 comprehensive affiliated hospitals.
The university has established extensive inter-relationships with many overseas universities such as Western State College in California, U.S.A., Ukraine Haerkefu State Academy, Ukraine Haerkefu State Medical Academy, Ukraine Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy; RMIT and La Trobe University of Australia, College of Saskatchewan of Canada, and University of Occupational and Environmental Health of Japan. More than 160 foreign experts have been invited to visit or teach at WFMU, over 170 teachers have studied abroad, and many staff have been sent abroad as the medical succor. More than 60 famous professors all over the world have been invited to be guest professors at the university. WFMU recruits overseas students every year, and there are nearly 600 overseas students from Nepal, India and Pakistan at present.
It is one of the universities which are authorized to hold HSK.
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