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shandong UNIVERSITY of chinese medicine

Introduction Campuses Program Highlights Internship Entry Requirements

Shandong University of Chinese Medicine (SDUCM) was founded in 1958, listed as one of the key state construction Chinese medicine higher-learning institutes in 1978, and approved as one of the key Shandong provincial universities in 1981. It is currently the only independent medical university in Shandong Province, and rated excellent in the national undergraduate education evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Education. It is among the first batch of “five preeminent featured universities” approved by Shandong provincial government. Among all the colleges and universities in Shandong province, it takes the lead in the number of the state key disciplines, in offering master’s and doctoral programs and post-doctoral research programs, and also in undertaking the state “973 Projects” as a chief organization.

SDUCM is recognized by W.H.O (world health organization), Chinese ministry of Education, UNESCO, China Scholarship Council, Chinese medical association and international medical educational directory (IMED).and more than 150 Countries Medical Councils.

SDUTCM adheres to the motto of “Cultivating virtues and harboring benevolence, learning extensively and practicing persistently”, exploits fully the advantages of Chinese medicine, strengthens its connotation construction, and as a result forms its own educational features, namely “nurturing students’ minds by culture, consolidating their foundation, emphasizing knowledge inheritance, and encouraging innovation”. It has trained tens of thousands graduates with professional skills for the nation and society. They share something distinctive in common, for instance, honest-and-sincere personality, solid professional basis, down-to-earth work attitudes. Some of them have won national honorary titles, such as “National Three-Goods Students”, “Self-Reliance Star of Chinese University Students”, and “May 4th Youth Medal of Shandong Province”, etc.

World Ranking: 962

Year of Commencement of English Medium : 2008

Ranking in China: 382

Number of International Students : 503

Entry Requirements : Yes

Affiliated Hospitals: 9

Enrollment Quota : 150


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SDUTCM has been striving for the goal of becoming one of preeminent featured universities. In 2007, the main campus moved from Lixia District, Jinan City, to Changqing District—— the hometown of Bianque ( a famous physician in ancient China), covering a total area of 122 hectares with a building area of 545,000 square meters. The facilities and equipment are valued at over RMB 192,765,000, and the library has a collection of 1,871,000 paper books, 509,000 electronic books and 30,000 rare ancient books. The library is a “Shandong provincial key protection unit of ancient books”. It has 14 colleges, 3 directly-affiliated hospitals, 11 indirectly-affiliated hospitals, 24 teaching hospitals, 97 clinical teaching bases, 10 Shandong graduates jointly-training bases. It has one national experimental teaching demonstration center and one national undergraduate off-campus education and practice bases.


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Program Highlights

  • SDUTCM works hard to train high-quality talents and physicians by both cultivating virtues and encouraging learning. It has 21 undergraduate programs, involving the fields of medicine, sciences, humanities, engineering and management. Meanwhile, it has 3 first-rate doctoral degree authorization disciplines, including Clinical Medicine (MBBS), Chinese medicine, traditional Chinese materia medica and combination of TCM and western medicine, entitled to confer 15 doctoral degrees. It also offers 8 first-rate master’s degree authorization disciplines, entitled to confer 44 master’s degrees, which involve all the second-rate disciplines of Clinical Medicine ( MBBS)Chinese medicine, traditional Chinese materia medica and combination of TCM and western medicine, which have already started to permeate to peripheral disciplines.

    Additionally, SDUTCM has been authorized to grant doctoral degrees in clinical medicine and master’s degrees in clinical medicine, traditional Chinese materia medica, pharmacy and biomedical engineering. At present, it has an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students, including nearly 18,000 undergraduates and over 2,700 postgraduates. SDUTCM attaches great importance to international academic exchange and cooperation. It has built long-term cooperative relationships with over 30 prestigious foreign universities and medical organizations. It now has about 200 overseas Chinese and foreign students.

Course Introduction

According to the Chinese training goal for the undergraduate medical students, and the international demands as well as the needs of the international students countries ,we shall educate and train them into qualified professionals ,who can do clinical ,teaching and research work in   medical care institutions .

The curriculum is of 5 years of Clinical Course followed by 1 year of Internship. Studying of Chinese Language is compulsory for facilitating effective interaction during clinical period in hospitals and for the comfortable stay in China.

Clinical medicine courses include two parts:

Part I (Basic Science Subjects)
Part II (Clinical Phase Subjects)

Extra Classes

Chinese Language (Free classes arranged for MBBS students So they can carry out their normal living in China.)


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


Internship for one year is carried out by medical council of respective country in different department of hospital in a rotation basis. Student can choose to do at the affiliated hospital of SDUCM or his/her home country hospital.

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, SDUTCM 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 SDUTCM.

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.

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 SDUTCM, 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).


SDUTCM has more than 2000 teachers, of which 800 are with associate or full professor’s academic titles and 6 are from USA, UK and Australia.

The library has 1470000 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.

Medical College has modern educational facilities which include the Computer Center, Audio-visual Educational Information Center, Network Teaching Laboratories, Multi-media Micro-teaching Laboratories, Multi-media Classrooms, Music Hall, Artists Gallery, campus-net, cable TV and broadcasting systems.

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
Well-appointed hostels with fully furnished Air-conditioned rooms made for international students. Shandong University of Chinese Medicine offer Single person room to International Student to maintain their privacy.
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
There is a sperate Canteen portion availabe on campus for International Students, Halal Food is also available for Muslim Students. 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.


Jinan City

Jinan is the capital of Shandong province in Eastern China. The area of present-day Jinan has played an important role in the history of the region from the earliest beginnings of civilization and has evolved into a major national administrative, economic, and transportation hub.  The city has held sub-provincial administrative status since 1994. Jinan is often referred to as the "Spring City" for its well-known 72 artesian springs inside urban area. Its population was 6,813,984 at the 2010 census whom 4,335,989 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made up of 6 urban districts.


Jinan is located in the north-western part of Shandong province at 36° 40′ northern latitude and 116° 57′ east of Greenwich, about (250 mi) south of the national capital of Beijing.( 1 Hour & 32 Minutes distance by Train from Beijing) It borders Liaocheng to the southwest, Dezhou to the northwest, Binzhou to the northeast, Zibo to the east, Laiwu to the southeast, and Tai'an to the south. In the relief of the region, the city occupies a transition zone between the northern foothills of the Taishan Massif to the south of the city and the valley of the Yellow River to the north. Karst aquifers in limestone formations sloping down from the south to the north give rise to many artesian springs in the city center as well as in surrounding areas.


Jinan has a Isotherm Subtropical area, considering a normal isotherm of −3 °C, or a humid continental climate, considering an isotherm of 0 °C but favoring the former, with four well-defined seasons. The city is dry and nearly rainless in spring, hot and rainy in summer, crisp in autumn and dry and cold (with little snow) in winter. The average annual temperature is 14.70 °C (58.5 °F), and the annual precipitation is around slightly above 670 millimetres (26.4 in), with a strong summer maximum, and high variability from year to year. January is the coldest and driest month, with a mean temperature of −0.4 °C (31.3 °F) and 5.7 millimetres (0.22 in) of equivalent rainfall. July is the hottest and wettest month, the corresponding numbers are 27.5 °C (81.5 °F), and 201.3 mm (7.93 in). With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 48 percent in July to 63 percent in May, the city receives 2,547 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Jinan is positioned at the intersection of two major railways: The Jinghu Railway that runs from Beijing to Shanghai is the major north–south backbone of the railway system in eastern China. In Jinan, it intersects with the Jiaoji Railway that connects Jinan to the sea port of Qingdao to the east. In addition, the Hanji Railway connects Jinan to the city of Handan (Hebei Province) in the west. Within Shandong province, the Jinghu Railway connects Jinan with the cities of Dezhou, Tai'an, Jining, and Zaozhuang; the Jiaoji Railway provides a link to the cities of Zibo, Qingdao, and Weifang; the Hanji Railway serves the cities of Yancheng and Liaocheng. Central Jinan is served by the Jinan Railway Station (nearer to the center of town) and the Jinan East Railway Station (just by Daming Lake).
The Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway calls at the new Jinan West Railway Station, which is outside the central metropolitan center and is in suburban western Jinan's Huaiyin District. Since it opened for public service on 30 June 2011, it has become a future hub with west-east running high speed railways to Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang and Qingdao.


Major expressways include China National Highway 104, China National Highway 220, and China National Highway 309. Because of Jinan's location and role as a road and rail transportation hub, the Jinan Coach Terminus has one of the largest passenger flows nationally. On peak travel days, as many as 92,000 passengers per day have been counted, on off-peak days the number is around 42,000 passengers per day.


Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport is located about 33 km (21 mi) northeast of the city center and to the north of the town of Yaoqiang (遥墙镇) from which the name of the airport is derived. The airport is connected to the city of center of Jinan by expressways. It has domestic flights to many of the major cities in China as well as to international destinations, in particular Osaka, Seoul, Bangkok and Singapore.

Public Transport

Jinan's urban public transportation history began in 1938, and the city is now a major bus transportation hub. To ensure that buses have priority, most of the city's urban main roads have a bus lane, and Bus rapid transit signal priority measures are gradually being implemented. The Jinan urban area has more than 220 public
According to the properties of bus lines, Jinan's urban bus network can be divided into five categories:

  • Bus rapid transit system: The Jinan BRT has 7 routes, connected by transfer stations. As a result of the BRT's isolated central lanes, signal priority and other measures, bus speeds, as compared with conventional buses, have been greatly improved, making the BRT important urban form of public transport. However, the BRT bus dedicated lanes occupy road space, make the traffic worse, slow down the non-BRT buses,and in some congested roads create various other problems, thereby incurring some public criticism.Price:¥2.
  • Conventional buses: Also recognized as Non-air-conditioned buses.These lines comprise more than 100 routes, covering the whole city.Price:¥1.
  • Public trolleybuses: the Jinan trolleybus system, opened in 1977, once had 10 lines, but now has only four. These are Jinan important public transport routes.Price:¥1.
  • K bus lines. Operated by air-conditioned vehicles, these lines currently operate over more than 100 routes.K buses have a K on their displays to show the difference between the non-air-conditioned buses.Price:¥2.
  • Suburban/Exurban buses:Operated by air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned vehicles.Most of these buses carries passengers from suburban/exurban area to urban area,while the others provide village-to-village or village-to-county service.Price:Vary from ¥1 to ¥12.
  • Student / supermarket / particular business bus lines: These are for large schools, supermarkets, business transfer students, customers, employees of private businesses, etc. They operate side by side with the other bus systems.


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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. Applicants must have a minimum average score of 60% in grade twelve examinations.