Xuzhou Medical College, situated in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province(less than three hours by train to Beijing or Shanghai), a historical and cultural city known as “Thoroughfares to Five Provinces”, is an institution of higher education under the direct administration of Jiangsu Provincial Government. Established in 1958, XZMC has now become the center of medical education, medical service and medical research in the north of Jiangsu Province as well as in the whole Huaihai Economic Zone. It is also an independent higher medical institution with its distinct school characteristic. Since 2001, the College was consecutively ranked before fifty in comprehensive strength of national top medical colleges and universities. In 2005, XZMC successfully completed “Undergraduate Course Teaching Level Assessment by the Ministry of Education” with an “Excellence”. In 2005, XZMC began the education for international students. In 2013, XZMC is successfully authorized the right to grant doctoral degree. There are four campuses in XZMC, covering an area of over 1200 Mu. Now the second extension project of the Main Campus has been put into use. There are fourteen affiliated hospitals (two under the direct administration of the College), five clinical institutes and more than eighty stable and high quality clinical teaching bases. XZMC has made great efforts to develop constantly and has produced a great number of medical workers for the society, with its study programs expanding gradually, the school strength enhanced and school characteristic becoming distinct. In 2007, two papers of the College were selected into the First “One Hundred Most Influential and Excellent International Dissertations of China”.
XZMC offers a full range of courses for 24 undergraduate specialties, which covers the major medical discipline specialties, including Clinical Medicine, Anesthesiology, Optometry, Medical Imageology, Medical Rehabilitation, Preventive Medicine, Nutriology, Stomatology, Oral Restoration Technology, Nursing, Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology, Biomedical Engineering and Public Administration, Medical Imaging Engineering, etc. Anesthesiology and Pharmacology are national characteristics key projects. Clinical Medicine specialty also recruits international students.
XZMC began to offer Master Degree programs in 1985, and now the number of the programs has reached 45, of which Clinical Medicine and Biology are first level key disciplines. Since 1993, XZMC has been training doctoral students jointly with China Medical College, Dalian Medical College, Nanjing Medical College and other establishments in the field of Anesthesiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Neurobiology, Human Anatomy, Histoembryology, etc. The anesthesiology specialty is the school characteristic and superiority. In 1986, approved by the State Educational Committee, XZMC took the lead in the nation to found the anesthesiology undergraduate course specialty. After many years’ efforts, the school has acquired much experience. “Research and Practice on Multi-level Anesthesiology Specialty Education with Chinese Characteristic” won the first prize for state-level teaching achievement. In 2007, the anesthesiology specialty was selected as “Characteristic Specialty Construction Spot of Higher Learning Institutions”.
The College began M.B.B.S. program since 2005 since 2005, MD/MS program in 2012 and PhD program in 2014. At the same year, XZMC was authorized to hold HSK exam by the Ministry of Education of China and it was the first College HSK site in Huaihai Economic Zone. Now XZMC is on the list of authorized universities to recruit international students by the Ministry of Education of China. Two Batches of international students have been graduated from the College, of which the Nepali students’ medical license exam passing rate reached 100% and 86% separately. With the geographical advantages (airport available, less than three hours by train to Beijing or Shanghai) and full attention of whole College, the education for international student in XZMC developed fast. To enhance the teaching quality, XZMC sent groups of teachers abroad for further study, and invite tutors and experts to College to give guidance and lectures. To improve the study environment, XZMC provide the best playground, stadium, canteen with Muslim food, etc. In student’s dormitory, hot water, heater, air-conditioner, separate toilet and separate wash room, etc. are always provided. To improve the campus life, School of International Education of XZMC organized various activities. For example, participate in Sports Meeting, Singing and Dancing Competition, Chinese Speech Contest, etc., visit great places such as cultural monuments, parks, social welfare institute, etc. The International Student Union was also held and be ready to contribute to the study and life in China. In addition to Jasmine Scholarship of Jiangsu Province, XZMC provides the College Scholarship for excellent international students. Meanwhile, School of International Education also provides Dean’s Scholarship for international students who have outstanding performance in study, research, life and activities. With the encouragement of provincial and various College scholarships, there are about 300 undergraduate students, 19 postgraduate students and 14 doctoral students from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Comoros, Somalia, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Sudan, Zambia Congo，Pakistan，South Africa, Egypt, Laos, Tanzania, Uganda, etc. studying hard in XZMC.
XZMC lays great emphasis on international academic exchange and cooperation with experts and colleagues from home and overseas. Scientific Development Conferences have been held to offer a platform for the faculties and foreign colleagues to make academic exchange. Every year a number of foreign experts are invited to visit the College and some of the faculties are sent to engage in advanced studies in developed countries. During recent years XZMC has hosted many international academic conferences and established multilateral exchange and cooperation with research institutions and medical universities from abroad, such as Medical College of Harvard College, the State College of New York Health Science Center, Parker Medical College of Texas, General Hospital of Massachusetts, Medical College of Wisconsin College USA, Medical College of Vienna, Austria.