Gannan Medical University is situated in the city of Ganzhou, in the south of Jiangxi Province. It is a higher institute of medical sciences, under the supervision of Jiangxi Provincial Government. Han Jisheng, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is the honorary president of the university.
The university can trace its history back to April, 1941. With the development for decades, the university has made great contributions to health work and medical education. It has trained more than 20,000 health workers of different levels for the society. Its graduates are now working in many places both at home and abroad. The university has been conferred the title of “Qualified University” by the Education Department of PRC.
The university has six schools: School of Basic Medical Science, First School of Clinical Medicine, Second school of Clinical Medicine, School of Humanity and Social Science, School of Continuing Education and International Education College. The university has 10 departments: Clinical Medicine, Ocular & ENT Science, Anesthesia Science, Nursing Science, Medical Imaging, Public Administration, Sports and Human Body, Physical Education, and Modern Education & Technology etc. Among them there are 36 teaching and research sections, 3 research institutions, 5 general labs. There are all together more than 700 staff members, including 180 with senior titles and more than 350 lecturers. University covers 110,000sq. m. with a building area of139000 sq. m.
The university mainly offers five and a half years courses of Clinical Medicine (MBBS) for foreign students, five years Anesthesia Science, and 4-year courses for the specialties of Public Administration, Nursing Science and the Science of Sports and Human Body. In Clinical Medicine, some students stream to certain specialized areas, such as Wound Surgery, Ocular & ENT Science, Ultrasonic Diagnosis, Imaging Diagnosis, the Science of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Public Administrations includes Hospital Management, Information Management, General Medical Market Management, Laws of Medical Affairs and Medical Insurances. The 3-year courses are for the specialties of Clinical Medicine, School Medicine, Maternity and Childcare, Nursing Science and Stomatology. The School of Continuing Education also offers the above courses for part-time students. It also possesses the right from World Health Organization and Ministry of Education, PR of China to enroll overseas students. At present, the number of students (both full-time and part-time) is about 10,000, coming from over 20 provinces and abroad.
The university has a beautiful campus and good atmosphere for progress. It pays much attention to the “vitality and material” constructions, cultivating the school spirits of “Be civilized, Diligent, Practical and Keep Forging Ahead”. It has receive many awards from the provincial and City Government for its excellent work and achievements in constructing vitality, cultivating school spirits and creating better school surroundings. In the new century, the university is striving to create a brighter future.
Gannan Medical University is recognized by WHO, UNESCO, CSC, CMC. It teaches the whole courses in English medium with south asian curriculum as well as USMLE/PLAB based exam and teaching styles. Students can do internship all over the world. The University offers bachelor and master programs. The university has a relation /exchange program with universities in USA ,Europe, Japan,Asia,etc. The University has also foreign teachers from abroad, from England, USA.