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Introduction Campuses Program Highlights Internship Entry Requirements

North Sichuan Medical College (NSMC) 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. 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.

World Ranking: 901

Year of Commencement of English Medium : 2004

Ranking in China: 101

Number of International Students : 625

Entry Requirements : Yes

Affiliated Hospitals:5

Enrollment Quota : 50

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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.


There are 12 undergraduate and graduate specialties in NSMC: clinical medicine, imaging medicine, laboratory medicine, stomatology, anesthesiology, nursing, integrated medicine of TCM and Western medicine, forensics, ophthalmology, biomedical engineering, health service management and medical English. The college has over 10 teaching departments including preclinical and clinical medicine, 7 research departments including a prestigious rheumatism research center, 3 preclinical experimental centers, 1 clinical medicine skill center, 2 clinical medicine skill center, 2 clinical hospitals, 9 affiliated hospitals, two clinical medicine schools, and 39 teaching hospitals.

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Program Highlights

  • North Sichuan Medical University, is a key institute under the administration of both the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health, China.
  • It is recognized as higher education institution by the WHO and Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
  • It is authorized to enroll international students sponsored by Chinese government scholarship and other types of scholarship.
  • Higher results in USMLE, MCI and other licensing examinations
  • Remarkable lectures given by world-widely notable medical scholars and excellent doctors, pharmacists , dentists etc.
  • Being equipped wiht nice academic environment and advanced teaching facilities.
  • Every year we will invite many American experts come to give us lectures.

NSMU offers 16 specialties for undergraduates and 8 for junior college students。There are more than 20,000 Chinese and international students studying at NSMU at present.

  • NSMU 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 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).

Course Introduction

The curriculum system in North Sichuan Medical University has undertaken reform since 2005. The teaching schedule is based on the American USMLE syllabus and PLAB syllabus combining theory and practice instead of the former teaching mode: learn theory firstly then practice. The study duration is 6 years, including 1 year of internship in hospital.


Human Anatomy, Histology & Embryology, Microbiology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Neurology, Community Medicine, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation Medicine, Emergency Medicine, etc.

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Internship and Career

The internship for MBBS program students is 1 year (at least 48 weeks). In general, international students would like to do the internship in China. However, if students want to do the internship in other country, NSMU needs to do a qualification evaluation on the hospital which student chooses. Students should choose a hospital recognized by WHO and complete the required internship weeks and content. An internship certificate is also necessary.

And, students have to take the final examination on Theory Test and Clinical Evaluation in NSMU.

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.

Degree Awarded

MBBS Degree: 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 NSMU, 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).


NSMU has more than 1300 teachers, of which 520 are with associate or full professor’s academic titles and 9 are from USA, UK and Netherlands. NSMU has one constructing program of provincial level key discipline, one demonstration laboratory at the provincial level, 2 key specialties at the provincial level, 2 provincial level excellent courses and 4 qualified laboratories for foundation courses at the provincial level. NSMU was granted as a supporting institution for National Natural Science Foundation and National Social Science Foundation projects in 2006.

The library has 1920000 books and periodicals, with electronic reading rooms. A special reading room is well equipped for the international students, so that they can read original English newspapers, books and periodicals. The school possesses a rich reserve of books. It has textbooks and reference materials for medical sciences in English medium.


Classrooms are equipped with multimedia. Teachers for international students are highly qualified professors. There are 100% international teachers teaching English Medium MBBS to international students.

A state of the art laboratory equipped with all the medical instruments and hundreds of cadavers provide a rare opportunity for the students to learn and experiment
Separate Hostel
There is separate hostel for boys and girls
Hostel facilities
Well-appointed hostels with fully furnished Air-conditioned rooms made for international students. Rooms are furnished with beds, TV, study tables, internet access, and air conditioning
Hostel Security
The hostels are given good protection by security agencies and police booths in the University
Muslim Food
Halal Food is available. Muslim hotels are available in front of NSMU main gate. Students can choose to take their Halal meals at the canteen. For international and local students, breakfast, lunch, supper and all kinds of snacks are available at very reasonable cost.

Affiliated Hospitals
NSMU has extensive clinical teaching equipment and full sets of basic facilities. It has 7 affiliated general hospitals, 15 teaching hospitals, 10 community hospitals and including 1 Grade III-A and 4 Grade II-A polyclinics with 2500 beds. More than 80 million Yuan (RMB) has been invested in modern teaching facilities, which ensure that all the basic experiments the medical teaching requires can be conducted effectively. Multi-media are available for almost all specialties.


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  • Entry Requirements
    1. 17 - 25 years old.
    2. High school graduate or above, or have passed Grade Twelve (10+2)/FSc./A Level/WAEC or equivalent.
    3. With an average score of 60%.