Harbin Medical University
Harbin Medical University (HMU) is located in Harbin, Heilongjiang province. HMU has a scenic green campus of 2.36 million square meters with buildings of ancient architecture styles.HMU was founded in 1926 and boasts of a history of glory and rich traditions. It originated from the merger of the old Harbin Medical University (a.k.a. Harbin Special Medical School, founded by a pioneer medical doctor in China, Dr. Lian-De Wu) and the former first and second branch schools of Xingshan Chinese Medical University (a.k.a. Chinese Red Army Health School founded in 1931 in Ruijin, Jiangxi). In the 80 years of its history, HMU has inherited Dr. Lian-De Wu’s spirit to "love the motherland wholeheartedly and to succeed through self-help," and has carried forward Chinese Red Army Health School's traditions of firm political belief and excellent medical expertise. The motto of today's HMU encourages "integrity with principles and constant learning to advance medical practice." HMU has been fast growing in terms of clinical and academic strength and has become a top ranking medical school with a large training capacity and distinctly characteristic training programs and curriculum design. HMU is appointed as a national education and training base for biomedical scientists and teaching talents by the National Bureau of Advanced Health Care Education, and a key university of Heilongjiang Province in the national "211 Project."
Harbin Medical University is enlisted in the official medical directories of WHO , and its M.D. degree is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI), Bangladesh, Jordan and many other Asian countries without a requirement for degree audition and validation. In countries of North America, Europe or other continents, such as USA, Canada, UK, Australia, M.D. graduates of HMU can obtain a medical license after passing specific board exams required in those countries.
HMU has clearly defined medical programs. It is among the first group of medical universities with a seven-year medical program and has been working with Nankai University and Harbin Institute of Technology in jointly teaching these seven-year program students (ended in 2012). HMU cooperates with five foreign universities for joint medical programs. It has four first-grade doctorate degree programs including basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, public health and preventive medicine, and biology; 41 second-grade doctorate degree programs, and 49 second-grade master's degree programs. The 11 undergraduate programs include basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, preventive medicine, dentistry, anesthesiology, medical imaging, nursing, pharmacy, biotechnology, public affairs management, and medical law. Currently, HMU has five postdoctoral research programs in preventive medicine, clinical medicine, basic medical sciences, biology, and pharmacy, one research program in clinical pharmacy and pharmacology, and the postdoctoral research program in collaboration with Zhonglong Enterprises. There are over 10,000 full-time students, including over 3000 graduate students.
HMU has a reasonable discipline structure. There is one national key discipline, 32 provincial key disciplines, one incubation base of national key laboratories in biomedicine jointly established by the ministry and the province, six key laboratories of the ministry and the province, and 11 provincial key laboratories of higher education. Positions are available for national and provincial specially-invited professors. Undergrade five-year MBBS programme is available in English language. Chinese language MBBS programme is also available. The following three-year MD/MS & PhD specialties are available in English:
1. School of Clinical Medicine
Pathology and Pathophysiology,Pediatrics,Gerontology,Neurology,Psychiatry and Mental Health Dermatology and Venereology,Imaging and Nuclear Medicine,Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics Nursing,Surgery,Gynecology and Obstetrics,Otolaryngology,Oncology,Emergency Medicine Oral Clinical Medicine,Nutrition and Food Hygiene,Master of Nursing,Social Medicine and Health Management,Master of Nursing,Clinical Science of Stomatology
2. School of Basic Medical Sciences
Physiology, Neurobiology, Genetics, Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Human Anatomy and Histoembryology, Immunology, Pathogen Biology, Pathology and Pathophysiology, Forensic Medicine, History of Science and Technology
3. School of Public Health
Pathogen Biology, Labor Sanitation and Sanitary Science, Nutrition and Food Hygiene,Maternal Child, Adolescent and Woman Health Care, Hygiene Toxicology, Master of Public Health (professional degree), Social Medicine and Health Services Management
4. Center for Epidemic Disease
Epidemic and Health Statistics, Labor Sanitation and Sanitary Science, Determination of Trace Elements and the Effect on Health
5. School of Pharmacy
Physiology, Pharmacochemistry, Pharmacy, Microbial and Biochemical Pharmacy, Pharmacology Master in Pharmacy (Professional Degree)
6. School of Biological Information and Technology
Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering
7. School of Humanity and Social Sciences
Ideological and Political Education