JILIN MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (CHINA)

I. BRIEF INTRODUCTION

Ranked among the top 10 in china and top 500 in the world, Jilin University (JLU) is a national key university with the most enrollments (68,132) and the largest area (1,510 acres) in China. It is under the direct jurisdiction of MOE and on the list of “Project 211” and “Project 985”. Founded in 1946 in Changchun-Capital City of Jilin Province, JLU has evolved into a comprehensive university owning eight campuses in six districts which are home to forty-three colleges.

Norman Bethune College of Medicine Jilin University is the former Norman Bethune Medical University, set in 1939, initially a military medical school. Supported by the MOH and MOE in China, it acts as an important base with considerable scale and academic ability in medical education and research.

II. INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE

The international students’ education was started from the 50s of last century. Now among the 2020 medical students in the college, 465 are from foreign countries such as the United States, Britain, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Congo, Sudan, Zambia, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Somalia i.e. The first batch of MBBS program students arrived in the medical college in 2005 and they graduated smoothly in 2011. Jilin University has been approved by MOE as qualified university to offer MBBS program since 2007.

Admissions Open for Intake
Degree Awarded MBBS (Undergraduate program)
Duration 6 years
City Jilin
Medium Of Instruction English
Year of Establishment 1946
Tuition Fee RMB.30,000 Per Year
Hostel Fee RMB.6000 Per Year

The medical college has undertaken all-around academic exchanges to deepen the international cooperation with Japan, Canada, the United States, Britain, Sweden, and Hong Kong etc 80 colleges or organizations in 26 countries or regions. Through cooperation, they have got a group of outstanding scientific research achievements in the stem cell tissue engineering, malignant tumor, the prostate gland disease prevention and control, and fungi study i.e. JLU is recognized by WHO and the graduates of MBBS program are eligible to take the Medical Licensing Examinations held by the medical councils in different countries such as MCI, PMDC, USMLE, HPCSA, SCHS etc.

III. FACULTY

The college presently has 2,063 teachers, including 502 professors, 661 associate professors, 171 doctoral degree advisors, 1 academician, 1 national best teacher and 2 Cheung Kong Scholars.

It offers 1 national key discipline in Neurology, 13 provincial key disciplines, and 5 national elite courses etc. It also has 1 Pathobiology key laboratory under MOE, 5 Clinical Medicine research and teaching offices, 5 experiment centers, 31 training or research institutions and 3 clinical medicine schools with over 5055 beds. The Clinical Medicine in JLU is a national sub-level key discipline, ranking as the 12th among medical schools in China. It wins the grant from the national project as a featured program.

IV. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • 18 – 30 years old.
  • High school graduate or above, or have passed Grade Twelve (10+2)/FSc./A Level/WAEC or equivalent.
  • With an average score of 65%.
V. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Norman Bethune College of Medicine, Jilin University (NBCM,JLU), is a key national medical college under the administration of both the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health, China.
  • It is recognized as higher education institution by the WHO and Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
  • It is authorized to enroll international students sponsored by Chinese government scholarship and other types of scholarship.
  • Higher results in USMLE, MCI and other licensing examinations
  • Remarkable lectures given by world-widely notable medical scholars and excellent doctors
  • Being equipped wiht nice academic environment and advanced teaching facilities.
  • Every year we will invite many American experts come to give us lectures.
VI. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

COURSE INTRODUCTION

The curriculum system in Jilin University has undertaken reform since 2011. The teaching schedule is based on the American USMLE syllabus, combining theory and practice instead of the former teaching mode: learn theory firstly then practice. The study duration is 6 years, including 1 year of internship in hospital.

MAIN COURSES

Human Anatomy, Histology & Embryology, Microbiology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Neurology, Community Medicine, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation Medicine, Emergency Medicine, etc.

INTERNSHIP AND CAREER

The internship for MBBS program students is 1 year (at least 48 weeks) with tuition fee of RMB 29,000 per year. Students can choose to do it in China, their home country or any other country.

In general, international students would like to do the internship in China. However, if students want to do the internship in other country, JLU needs to do a qualification evaluation on the hospital which student chooses. Students should choose a hospital recognized by WHO and complete the required internship weeks and content. An internship certificate is also necessary.

For the internship in China, there’s no requirement on HSK level and if the student’s Chinese is not good, the university will arrange a translator to assist during the internship. As to the accommodation, students have free choice to live in campus or outside.

International students will do their internship in the teaching hospitals of JLU as following:

  • The First Affiliated Hospital (former First Clinical College of Norman Bethune Medical University)
  • The Second Affiliated Hospital (former Second Clinical College of Norman Bethune Medical University)
  • The Third Affiliated Hospital (China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University)

These three affiliated comprehensive hospitals totalize 5500 open beds for the patients and the internship students. Apart from the three main teaching hospitals, there are more than 30 cooperative hospitals that provide internship resources for medical students of Norman Bethune College of Medicine.

And, students have to take the final examination on Theory Test and Clinical Evaluation in JLU.

After obtaining MBBS Degree, the graduates can apply to take the medical licensing examination in the medical council in order to get registered and practice medicine. According to the regulations in different countries, the students may need to do the degree accreditation first. A MBBS degree holder can find jobs in government as well as private hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities. Except this, one can also start his own clinic or pursue study for master’s degree.

DEGREE AWARDED

MBBS Degree: On completing the requirements of the teaching program and passing the graduation examinations successfully, international medical undergraduates will be granted a graduation certificate and conferred a medical degree by the JLU, if they meet the degree regulations of the university. The English copy of the degree will state MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery).

In recent years Wenzhou Medical University has been very active in academic exchanges and friendly visits with other countries and regions. Intercollegiate relationships have been established with New England College of Optometry U.S.A., Pacific University U.S.A., University of Queensland Australia, Burapha University Thailand, Miyazaki Medical College Japan, Medical College China, Karl-Franzens University Graz Austria, Sun Yat-sen Medical University Taiwan, etc. .

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