Changzhi Medical College
Changzhi Medical College(CMC) is a full-time general medical college, seated in Changzhi City, Shanxi Province, which is known as a red capital and charming city, and at the junction of Taihang Mountains, Taiyue hinterland and Shanxi, Hebei and Henan provinces. CMC boasts a base of medical education, service, and research, and a major window for foreign exchanges and cooperation.
CMC was founded in 1946 by Dr. He Mu, President of Yan'an Central Hospital owing to support by Liu Bocheng and Deng Xiaopi, preceded by a nursing school for the Bethune International Peace General Hospital of Shanxi-Hebei-Shandong-Henan Military Region. As one of the earliest medical institutions established by the Communist Party of China, CMC was renamed Bethune International Peace Medical College in 1948, Southeast Shanxi Medical College in 1958, and CMC in 1986, when 4-year undergraduates were initially enrolled. In 1996 and 2004, CMC succeeded in passing the evaluation of undergraduate education qualification and that of undergraduate education proficiency, respectively. In 2011, CMC was approved by the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council as a pilot unit for Master’s degree graduate programs in clinical medicine. In 2012, CMC was the first to have her clinical medicine accredited by the Ministry of Education. In 2016, CMC was included in the National Basic Ability Construction Project of Western and Central China. Over the past 73 years, CMC has been committed to excellent tradition of grassroot units and moral education, and focusing on quality, practice, and characteristics, which has formed the medical spirit of "Moral, Excellence, Integrity and Dedication.”. Over 50,000 outstanding medical talents have finished their academic studies here.
Over the years of development, CMC has formed an integrated tertiary educational system combining medicine, engineering, liberal arts, sciences, education, management, and art in graduate, undergraduate and continued levels. CMC owns 19 departments with 20 undergraduate majors, 11678 students currently on campus, including 238 Master’s postgraduates, 9814 undergraduates and 1626 adult students. CMC has two campuses, i.e., the main campus and Wulong campus, covering an area of 718.93 mu and a building area of 475,800 m2. The total value of fixed assets has reached 1.556 billion yuan, of which the total value of teaching and research equipment is 654 million yuan.
CMC currently has 4,677 staffs (944 on the campus, 2512 in the Affiliated Peace Hospital, and 1221 in the Affiliated Heji Hospital), 791 full-time instructors, 1232 staffs with Master's degree, 155 staffs with doctoral degree and 414 staffs with senior professional titles. There are 252 and 98 part-time tutors for Master's degree postgraduates in clinical medicine. The internal medicine teaching team is of national level, and the pharmacology teaching team is of provincial level.
CMC has made brilliant achievements in curricular construction, namely, 1 national special major construction site, 2 brand majors of Shanxi Province, 4 special majors of Shanxi Province, and 2 advanced special majors of Shanxi Province; 1 national-level high-quality resource sharing course, five provincial high-quality courses, four provincial-level course; 1 first-batch key laboratories of universities of Shanxi Province, 7 demonstration laboratories of Shanxi Province, and 1 provincial-level virtual simulation experimental center. CMC has two directly affiliated third-level-A hospitals, 9 non-directly affiliated hospitals, and more than 100 teaching practice bases. The major of clinical medicine is a pilot program for the comprehensive reform of "Undergraduate Teaching Project" of the Ministry of Education. In 2011, CMC was approved by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health as the first batch of pilot universities in the country's outstanding doctor education and training program. Clinical medicine is a key special discipline of the "1331 Project" in Shanxi Province; internal medicine is a key discipline in Shanxi Province; the "basic and clinical research team on gastrointestinal tumors" is the key innovation team of the "1331 Project" in Shanxi Province; "discipline group of integrated prevention and treatment of digestive tract tumors" is the innovation discipline group of service industry in Shanxi Province. In the past five years, CMC has undertaken a total of 417 scientific research projects of various types, including 8 National Natural Science Fund projects and 185 provincial and ministerial scientific research projects. 2749 papers have been published, and 299 were included in SCI; 162 academic monographs have been published.
CMC adheres to the principle of opening and constantly strengthens foreign cooperation and exchanges. CMC has successively sent 71 staffs to go on their study tours abroad. CMC has established relations with universities, medical and health institutes, and research institutions in the USA, UK, France, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Montenegro and other countries. Memorandums of understanding/agreements have been signed for cooperation with Rockford College, USA, Daejeon University of Health Sciences, South Korea, University of Aberdeen, UK, University of Adelaide, Australia, University of Montenegro Medical School, and University of Western Australia. CMC has successfully held more than 30 international conferences, and academic lectures, like Sino-US International Symposium on Cardiovascular Diseases, Taihang International Summit on Gastrointestinal Tumor Minimally Invasive Surgery, and the 6th International Symposium on Micro-transplantation and Cellular Immunotherapy.
In the future, CMC will be guided by Xi Jinping’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, inherit her traditions, firmly clinch historical opportunities, comprehensively and constantly deepen reforms, and develop towards the goal of a distinctive and regionally leading applied teaching medical college, dedicated to people’s medical education.
[Updated as of December 2019]