Xinjiang Medical University (XMU), formerly the Xinjiang Medical College, is a medical university in Ürümqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1956. It was ratified by the National Ministry of Education in 1998 and entitled by Jiang Zemin.XMU was founded by incorporating the Traditional Chinese Medicine College of Xinjiang Medical University with the Xinjiang Medical College.
Presently, XMU comprises eight medical and allied colleges
- The Medical College
- Public Health College
- Traditional Medicine College
- Basic Medical Sciences College
- Pharmacy College
- Nurses Training College
- Continuing Education College
- Vocational College.
XMU students can attain the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree after successful completion of a seven-year course.
Xinjiang Medical University is affiliated with all hospitals in the region and, as of 2010, manages 40 clinical positions throughout these centres. XJMU has 6 affiliated hospitals containing 5,707 beds and 3 Non-affiliated hospitals. At present our techniques in performing liver transplants, in-vitro fertilization, lung transplants, heart transplants, kidney transplants, coronary artery bypass grafting, bone marrow transplants, PTCA (percutaneous translational coronary angioplasty) and other difficult operations are equal to international standards.
The foremost affiliated hospital facilitates clinical teaching, internship placements for PhD students, a seven-year training program for postgraduate students and supervision of international students.
In 2010, the teaching faculty consisted of 1163 professors and assistant professors, and 4290 employees in other roles. The university has instituted 400 supervisory positions for doctorate and masters students.
n 1995, the university built a new library building which now covers 16,000 m2and has over 1.07 million books. There are more than 1,300 periodicals and journals available in Chinese and other languages. The library seats more than 2500 in the readers area and over 350 in the electronic library access area.
The International Education College of the Xinjiang Medical University has recruited medical students since 2001. As of April 2008, more than 500 students were studying at the college and there are over 400 faculty members. In January 2009, the Government of the People’s Republic of Chinaannounced a scholarship program that seeks to award students who perform well in the Faculty of Sciences (FSc) Pre-Medical degree. The students are required to study clinical medicine in Chinese for six years, and a passing score on the HSK band 3 (or above) is to be attained by scholarship holders within one year of admission.
During the first two years of study, the curriculum includes basic theoretical subjects, such as anatomy, physiology, histology, embryology, biochemistry, and organic and inorganic chemistry. Clinical subjects, which begin in the third year, include gynecology, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, E.N.T., neurology, dermatology and psychiatry.
XJMU is also recognized as one of the largest colleges in terms of international education in China. Initialised in 1992, the International Education Programme began to recruit foreign undergraduate students in a large-scale, most of who came from Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Russian, Tajikistan, United Kingdom, Sudan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Korea. XJMU admits 150 new overseas students every year. At present, 560 overseas students are studying for their bachelors, masters and doctorate degree at XJMU. Students from all countries are all warmly welcome to XJMU.