North Sichuan Medical University
North Sichuan Medical University (simplified Chinese: 川北医学院; traditional Chinese: 川北醫學院; pinyin: Chuānběi Yīxué Yuàn), previously North Sichuan Medical College (NSMC), is a provincial medical school with campuses located in Shunqing District and Gaoping District, Nanchong city, Sichuan Province, China. North Sichuan Medical University is a government-run college of medicine in Sichuan Province and is located in the second largest higher education center of Sichuan Province, — Nanchong, a famous city, the origin of the Three Kingdoms Culture. Its two campuses occupy an area of over 823,693 square meters.
NSMC has its national and international enrollment; its two campuses enroll nearly 10,000 students in undergraduate and postgraduate program. With the guidance of its motto, Commitment, Fraternity, Honesty, and Creativity, it has developed into an important national and provincial center of higher medical education, disease prevention, and rheumatism treatment since its establishment in 1951.
North Sichuan Medical University (NSMU) is a government-run university of medicine in Sichuan Province. It is located in Nanchong, the second largest higher education center of Sichuan Province. Nanchong is a famous city. It is known for the origin of the Three Kingdoms Culture. The University’s two campuses occupy an area of over 820,000 square meters. The University is responsible for the medical care of about 30 million people in the surrounding area of nearly 100,000 km. North Sichuan Medical University enrolls students both at home and abroad, and there are now on campus 13,000 students studying for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Under the guidance of its motto,”Commitment, Fraternity, Honesty and Creativity”, the college has developed into an important national and provincial center of high medical education, disease prevention, and rheumatism treatment since its establishment in 1951.
In recent years, the college has undertaken 8 national research projects, 5 projects from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Public Health and State Chinese Medicine Administration, and 238 provincial key and scientific research projects. It has won 52 prizes, including 28 provincial prizes topping all the colleges in Sichuan Province in 2003; in 2004, first, second, third prizes totaling 7, one of which was recommended for a national prize. It has published 3,100 scientific research papers, 58 treatises, among which 54 papers have been embodied by SCI and ET.
North Sichuan Medical has two separate campuses. The west campus, also known as the old campus, is located in the downtown Nanchong City, and the east campus, or the new campus, is located in Gaoping District of Nanchong City.
NSMC has over 400 members of the faculty holding Master’s or Doctorate degrees. More than 300 faculties have obtained the academic title of professor and associate professor. In addition, there are over 50 returned scholars and experts. Over 20 of them enjoy special government subsidies or have been given positions of national leadership in their field.
There are 3 national scientific research labs, 3 provincial key subjects, 1 key lab, 1 top quality course and 13 key courses on the provincial level.
Its library has over 930,000 books and has subscribed to more than 1,567 Chinese, English and foreign periodicals in addition to over 17,000 electronic periodicals both in Chinese and foreign languages.
The college has first-class clinical training center; an advanced multi-media courseware making system, a 1000m-campus network of leading technology. All classrooms are equipped with multi-media teaching facilities, occupying more than 45,000m2. The total value of the college’s equipment for teaching and scientific research has amounted to more than 400 million Yuan (RMB).
North Sichuan Medical College is famous for its Faculty of Medical Imaging, which is one of the first 5 medical imaging faculties in China. In 2005, North Sichuan Medical College began to enroll its first postgraduate students.