June 30, 2017

Beihua Medical University

Beihua Medical University


Beihua University (BEIHUA) is a provincial comprehensive university with the most extensive scope in Jilin Province. It is situated in the Rime Metropolis and Charming City — Jilin, which is known as best ski resorts and ideal place for winter sports. Developing from 1906 and through the merger of three colleges in 1999, now BEIHUA has become a top-ranking university owning four campuses, which totally occupy an area of 1,263,700 square meters with a floor space up to 830,300square meters.

Currently, the University has a total enrollment of 22,448 students, including 19,958 undergraduate students, 1,011 graduates and 500 international students from over 50 countries. In its 31 academic colleges, there are 71 undergraduate specialties and 56 Master’s programs.

Beihua University Faculty of Medicine, whose predecessor was set in 1949, is made up of 7 colleges and a Center of Life Science Research. There are also 4 major hospitals and 42 practice bases with over 10000 beds. The number of teaching and administrative staff has reached 1345, and among the 426 full-time teachers, about 100 are professors or associate professors. The college recruits more than 4,000 students including 240 international students in clinical medicine program. They mainly come from the USA, Canada, Australia, Qatar, Saudi Arab, Pakistan etc.

Faculty of Medicine hosts 2 laboratories co-built by the central government and Jilin Province, 2 Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers, 9 key labs of Jilin Department of Health. Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Clinical Laboratory are all key disciplines in Jilin Province. The MBBS program taught in English in Beihua University is approved by the MOE of China. Annually, there are 60 seats for candidates.

Beihua University 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.

The university has taken the internationalization development and academic exchange with universities domestic and abroad. It established long-term sister university relationships with over 21 universities in America. Britain, Japan, South Korea, Russia United, Arab Emirates, Malaysia etc. In the campus, foreign teachers and pure halal food are all available.


Program Description

The program combines course study and internship. The curriculum planning shall include the following three parts:
(1) Chinese culture and natural science courses. In order to facilitate their learning and life in China and contact with patients in their medical practice, the Chinese language shall be a compulsory course during the whole undergraduate medical program in English for international students in China.
(2) Basic medical sciences, behavioral science, humanities, social science and medical ethics, preventive medicine and clinical medicine. It is also required to pass the examinations of these courses respectively.
(3) Internship. The institutions shall meticulously organize the reasonable arrangement of the internship. The duration of the internship is one year (at least 48 weeks).

Main Courses

First Year: Epidemiology, Medical Terminology, Systemic Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Cellular Biology, Regional Anatomy, Health Statistics, Chinese Language;

Second Year: Physiolgy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology, Parasitology;

Third Year: Pharmacology, Community Medicine, Diagnostics, Radiology, Forensic Medicine, Psychology, Emergency Medicine;

Fourth Year: Surgery Medicine, Ophthalmology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics, ENT, Dermatology, Infectious Disease.


The internship will be arranged in the last year and the duration is one year (at least 48 weeks). See more details in Internship and Career.


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 Beihua University, 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).