Sichuan University (SCU) is one of the top 10 universities in China. It is a key comprehensive university under the direct supervision of MOE and part of Project 985 and Project 211. Set in 1896 as the earliest higher education institute in southwest China, Sichuan University lies in Chengdu, a famous historic and cultural city as well as "Gourmet Capital". SCU consists of three campuses covering an area of 470 hectares and enrolled more than 60,000 students including 1,024 from abroad.
West China School of Medicine in Sichuan University enjoys a very high reputation for its high quality of education and long history of medical education. It has been regarded as one of the top 5 medical schools in the country for more than half century. It originated from West China Union University which was established by western Christian groups in Chengdu in 1910. As the first western-style university in China and the cradle of Chinese dentistry, now it comprises 5 departments and a series teaching and research sections, institutions and labs such as The Chinese Cochrane Center, Tumor Biotherapy Research Center, Medical Genetic Lab, and Transplant Immune Lab etc. The Chinese Cochrane Center is the first in Asia and the 15th in the world as a member of the international Cochrane network.
West China School of Medicine has abundant teaching ability. It gathered an outstanding team of staff, including 1 state-level teaching master, CAS academician, 3 Changjiang Scholars, and more than 400 professor and associate professors. Among its 4 affiliated hospitals, the West China Hospital ranked the 2nd best hospital in China. As to the teaching and research, the school owns 1 State Laboratory, 2 key laboratory of Ministry of Education (MOE), 2 key disciplines of MOE, 2 disciplines with the national "211 Project", five key programs of Ministry of Health , 16 key disciplines and 25 key laboratories in provincial level respectively.
The school can offer all the teaching in English. In 2001, it recruited the first class of foreign medical students. Since then, it has enrolled 9 batches of medical students from Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Singapore, USA, Canada, Korea, Fiji, Cameroon, etc, into the MBBS course. Four batches of them have graduated in July 2009 and 90% of them passed the medical licensing examinations. In 2007, it was licensed by Ministry of Education, China to enroll overseas students for the MBBS course in an English medium. Now about 350 international students from Pakistan, India, Africa and south Asia etc are studying in the medical school.
SCU is listed in the WHO World Directory of Medical Schools 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.
This program is comprised of 2 years of basic medical sciences, 3 years of clinical sciences training, and one year of internship.
Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Diagnostics, Pathology, Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Psychology, Introduction to Surgery, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Neurology, Infectious Diseases, Dermatology, Psychiatrics, Nuclear Medicine, Medical Genetics, Clinical Epidemiology and Clinical Research Design, Forensic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Geriatrics etc.
The duration of internship is one year (at least 48 weeks). Students can choose to do the internship/training in China, their home country or any other country. If students want to do the internship in other country, SCU need to do a qualification evaluation on the hospital which student chooses.
For internship in China, the tuition fee is RMB 45,000, while for internship abroad; students only need to pay for the processing fee and examination fee. And, students have to take the final examination on Theory Test and Clinical Evaluation in SCU before graduation. For more detail, please visit the Internship and Career.
MBBS degree: upon graduation, students need to pass the HSK 3 to get the diploma. 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 the SCU, 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).
The duration of internship is one year (at least 48 weeks). Students can choose to do the internship/training in China, their home country or any other country.
If students want to do the internship in China, they need to pass the HSK 3 to contact with the patients. And the tuition fee is RMB 45,000 per year. The school will arrange it in the affiliated West China Hospital-which is one of the best hospitals in China. It is a superior large comprehensive teaching and researching hospital with over 4,300 beds for clinical internship and 20 labs are open for teaching. There are also 4 MRI, 4 Spiral CT, ECT, Electric Gastroentestinal endoscopy, Several kinds of Endoscopies, Radio Frequence Aberration, Linear Accelerator, Automated biochemical analyzer, Colour Doppler, advanced monitoring system for ICU, PRK, X knife stereotactic radio therapy, Cellular knife therapy series in the hospital which cost almost 5000 million RMB in total.
If students want to do the internship in other country, SCU need to do a qualification evaluation on the hospital which student chooses. And they only need to pay for the processing fee and examination fee.
Students have to take the final examination on Theory Test and Clinical Evaluation in SCU and they must have passed HSK 3 before graduation.
After obtaining MBBS Degree, the graduates can apply to take the medical licensing examination in the medical council in order to get registered and practice medicine. According to the regulations in different countries, the students may need to do the degree accreditation first. A MBBS degree holder can find jobs in government as well as private hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities. Except this, one can also start his own clinic or pursue study for master's degree.