TIANJIN MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (TMU)

I. ACADEMIC STRENGTH & ENVIRONMENT

Tianjin Medical University (TMU), founded in 1951, was the first medical university after the foundation of P. R. of China. It is one of the first universities to get the recognition of WHO and one of the 74 universities to acquire the approval by the Ministry of Education to accept overseas students.

TMU is also one of the 97 universities which are emphatically constructed by the National “211 Project”. TMU began to accept foreign students from 1960s. Nowadays, the University has over 1430 foreign students from 64 countries. The International School (IMS) of TMU is in charge of the recruitment, education and management of foreign students. Based on qualified teachers and favorable teaching facilities, the medical courses taught in English have been continued for nearly 20 years and welcome by the students coming from countries using English as official language. Some diplomats, presidents of medical council and reporters have visited TMU many times and speak highly of the environment and education of foreign students at our university.

Tianjin Medical University covers an area of 400,000 square meter; the total floor space of construction is 358,900 square meter. 7493 people are working here, including 5,946 specialists with 1,092 having associated-senior title. 8515 full-time students are studying here, including 347 doctorates, 1593 postgraduates, 5127 undergraduates, 494 training students and 1260 international students. Currently, it offers 3 mobile post-doctoral stations, 44 authorized doctoral programs, 61 authorized master programs with 158 doctoral supervisors and over 500 master supervisors.

Admissions Open for Intake
Degree Awarded MBBS (Undergraduate program)
Duration 6 years
City Tianjin
Medium Of Instruction English
Year of Establishment 1951
Tuition Fee RMB.41,500 Per Year
Hostel Fee RMB.7,000 Per Year

Tianjin Medical University is always dedicating to the integration of different science and has built the comprehensive medicine educational system. Today the program’s academic-year for students includes the seven-year, five-year, four-year and three-year. In national and municipal level, the Tianjin Medical University is the state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facility. The Tianjin Medical University is in possession of 7 University hospitals, 3 affiliated hospitals and 30 academic hospitals with near 5000 beds for students’ practice.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Teaching Objective

Base on the tendency of education for foreign student in China and World, the university worked out the development strategy of “high quality of undergraduates, graduates with strong professional competence and rapid expansion of foreign students”.

International Medical School also drew up its work ideas for the development of international student’s education. The international students’ education will have “unique specialty, characteristic methods of teaching and certain influence and prestige in the world”. International Medical School adhered to the policy of “one orientation, three tasks and five works”.

COURSES STRUCTURE

Main course including General Introduction to China; Introduction to Medical Philosophy; Basic Chemistry; Calculus; College Physics; Chinese Language; Introduction to Sociology; Basic Computer Applications; Organic Chemistry; Cell Biology; Introduction of Medicine; Systematic Anatomy; Regional Anatomy; Histology; Embryology; Physiology; Biochemistry; Medical Genetics; Immunology; Medical Microbiology; Human Parasitology; Pathology; Pathophysiology; Pharmacology; Diagnostics; Internal Medicine; Surgery; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Pediatrics; Radiodiagnosis.

The program for the foreign undergraduate medical students (in English Medium) is divided into three stages.

  1. The first stage is to study Chinese culture and natural sciences, including the subjects of General Introduction to China, Chinese Language, Medical Chinese Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry etc., which lay a good foundation for the basic theory, basic knowledge and basic skills of the future medical program and familiarize foreign students with Chinese culture. Only the students who pass all the subjects in the first stage will be allowed to continue to study in the second stage.
  2. The second stage is to study the basic medicine, including the subjects of Cell Biology, Introduction to Clinical Medical Science, Systematic Anatomy, Regional Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Medical Genetics, Experimental Biochemical Techniques, Immunology, Medical Microbiology, Human Parasitology, Pathology, Medical Psychology, Medical Statistics, Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Diagnostics, Clinical Pharmacology, Operative Surgery, Forensic Medicine and Basic Nutrition and Diet Therapy.
  3. The third stage is clinical medicine, including the three parts: teaching, practice and internship. Students are advised to begin the early clinical practice during the second stage in order to allow students to gain clinical knowledge and skills. In the process of the medical teaching, emphasis is placed on training in basic theory, basic knowledge and basic skills of clinical medicine. Besides tutorship, discussion, lectures, etc. foreign students also can practise in hospital with the Chinese students studying and helping each other. Theory class is combined with practice, and clinical skill training is combined with practice also. Examinations are divided into three parts. The clinical skills include Case History Collection, Physical Examination, Assistant Examination, Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, Treatment Plan to work out and carry out, Clinical thought, Emergency handling, Communication Skill and so on. Students are trained in primary clinical thought and how to handle common diseases and frequently-occurring diseases in their own field.

TIME DISTRIBUTION

Total weeks: 312 weeks, including 167 weeks for teaching, 1 week for early stage Clinical practice, 22 weeks for exams, 14 weeks for practice, 48 weeks for internship, 6 weeks for tutorship and lectures, 9 weeks for flexible teaching, 45 weeks for vacation.

GRADUATION AND DEGREE

The students majoring in Clinical Medicine who complete all the required courses and elective courses and pass all the examinations are entitled to graduate and they are also awarded bachelor’s degree in medicine in accordance with the Academic Degree Regulations of the Peoples Republic of China and Tianjin Medical University.

INTERNSHIP AND CAREER

The University is always dedicating to the integration of different science and has built the comprehensive medicine educational system. In national and municipal level, the TianJin Medical University is the state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facility.

The TianJin Medical University is in possession of 7 University hospitals, 3 affiliated hospitals and 30 academic hospitals with near 5000 beds for students’ practice.The University is always dedicating to the integration of different science and has built the comprehensive medicine educational system. Today the program’s academic-year for students includes the seven-year, five-year, four-year and three-year. In national and municipal level, the TianJin Medical University is the state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facility. The TianJin Medical University is in possession of 7 University hospitals, 3 affiliated hospitals and 30 academic hospitals with near 5000 beds for students’ practice.

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