Chongqing Medical University

Chongqing Medical University
Chongqing Medical University
Type Public university
Location Chongqing,  China
Campus Suburban

Chongqing Medical University (CQMU; 重庆医科大学), previously referred to as the Chongqing University of Medical Sciences (CQUMS), was established in 1956 in Chongqing, China. It was originally a branch of the Shanghai First Medical College (now named the Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University).

CQMU is a key university under the administration of Chongqing Municipal Government with an integrated educational system of baccalaureate, masters, doctoral and postdoctoral programs in medicine as well as other health-related fields.

It is one of the 30 or so medical universities in China which are approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education to enroll foreign students to study the English-medium MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) program. It is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the ECFMG (Educational Committee for Foreign Medical Graduates) in the United States.

Organization and Affiliations

CQMU has five hospitals directly under its administration, which are all rated as “Upper First-class Hospital” in China. There are more than 6,000 beds in these hospitals. The annual outpatient visits total 5.5 million and the annual inpatient visits 150,000.

In addition, CQMU has 5 affiliated hospitals indirectly under its administration, 27 teaching and clinical practicing hospitals, 10 colleges, 6 departments and a nursing school. Two more affiliated hospitals are currently under construction.

On the research front, CQMU has 3 state key laboratories under the Ministry of Education, one state key laboratory under the Chongqing Ministry of Science & Technology, one national engineering research center, 18 municipal key laboratories, 11 research institutes, 6 research centers and 22 research laboratories.

Academic Programs and Research

CQMU offers 5 postdoctoral programs, 26 doctoral programs, 53 masters programs and 46 specialties for undergraduates. It has 4 state key disciplines and 43 municipal key disciplines.

CQMU has accomplished several large-scale research projects including some state-level projects supported by the National Key Technology Research and Development Program in the 6th to 9th Five-year Plan for National Economic and Social Development, Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation, National Basic Research Program (known as '973 Program'), and the National Hi-Tech Research and Development Program (known as '863 Program').

The High-intensity Focused Ultrasonic Therapy System (HIFU), which was initiated by CQMU, is the first large-scale medical equipment system with completely independent intellectual property rights in China. It has been put into use in over 30 major hospitals in China and exported to about 10 foreign countries, such as the EU, Russia, Japan, Korea and Singapore.

The university publishes 8 academic journals to readers home and abroad.

Since 2008, CQMU has won National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology twice, National Award for Technological Invention once and municipal awards over 80 times.

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