The China Medical University (CMU) was the first medical school to teach MBBS established by the Chinese Communist Party. Its precursor was the Chinese Workers’-Peasants’ Red Army Military Medical School and Chinese Workers’-Peasants’ Red Army Health School which had been founded in Ruijin city, Jiangxi province, in 1931. After the Long March with the Red Army, it was relocated to Shanbei.

In 1940 comrade Mao Zedong proposed, and the central committee of the Chinese Communist Party approved, the name of the school being changed to China Medical University. In July 1946 the university was ordered to enter northeast China with the army and reached Xinshan city (now Hegang city), Heilongjiang province. In November 1948 the whole northeast of China was liberated and the university was ordered to move to Shenyang.

The China Medical University (CMU) has been teaching medicine in English medium for MBBS since 1978. The MBBS (bilingual teaching in Janpanese and Chinese) programs has been listed by WHO's World Directory and it has reached a leading level in China and won high international reputations. It is situated in Shenyang, the largest metropolis in northeastern China. China Medical University has 3 large and modern affiliated hospitals, where MBBS students can do internship in the final year. The Shengjing Hospital is famous for its gynaecology and obstetrics. Currently, there are more than 475 international students for studying MBBS from India, the United States of America, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, etc.

China Medical University (CMU) is among the first batch of Chinese medical schools authorized by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to recruit international students for studying MBBS. It is also one of the universities authorized by MOE to teach MBBS in English for international students. CMU begun to recruit international students with Chinese government scholarship in 1976 and began to recruit international students for MBBS program in English medium in 2005.

Courses for MBBS:


  1. Basic Medicine

Human Anatomy, Histology & Embryology, Cell-biology, Regional Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Medical Genetics, Medical Immunology, Path-physiology, Pathogenic microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology


  1. Preventive Medicine and Scientific Research Methods

Social Medicine, Medical Ethics, Biostatistics, Hygiene


  1. Clinical medicine

Clinical Pharmacology, Diagnosis, Basic Surgery, Imagine Diagnosis, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Stomatology, Otorhinolaryngology (E.N.T.), Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Venereology, Nuclear Medicine, Psychology and Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Clinical Epidemiology, Forensic medicine and toxicology.

The duration of internship is 1.5 years, including 1 year of compulsory internship and 6 months of elective internship. Students can choose to do the internship in China, their home country or any other country. The full tuition fee is to be paid for internship in China, while for in their home country the tuition is 1/3 of the tuition fee. The students have to take the final examination on Theory Test and Clinical Evaluation in China Medical University before graduation.


Accommodation and campus life:


                China Medical University has two campuses: the Main Campus and the New Campus. Two International Student Apartments are located on the New which is in the outskirts of north Shenyang. The room type are single and has private bathrooms and kitchen. Each room is equipped with wardrobe, study table, bed, internet interface.