Norman Bethune College of Medicine

General Introduction

Norman Bethune College of Medicine, Jilin University, with a history of more than 70 years, was named after the outstanding Canadian thoracic surgeon, Norman Bethune because of his selfless devotion to the set-up and running of the institution more than half a century ago. It is an important base with considerable scale and academic ability of medical education and research. It consists of three main teaching hospitals and school of basic medicine.

Apart from the three main teaching hospitals, there are more than 30 cooperative hospitals that provide internship resources for medical students of Norman Bethune College of Medicine, Jilin University. Capitalizing on the educational priority of a key comprehensive university, the college aims at cultivating clinical medicine professionals at international level by providing medical education that is up to international standard. Since more than half a century, the institution has trained over fifty thousand medical professionals and contributed a lot in the development of medical science, medical education and public health in China.

Full-time undergraduate programs include Clinical Medicine (of five years, six years, seven years and eight years), Dental Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, etc. Currently students enrolled in undergraduate programs include around 2000 Chinese students, about 380 international students studying in MBBS program

taught in English medium and more than 100 international students studying in various programs taught in Chinese medium. Around 30 international students are working on their master’s or doctoral degrees here now.

Norman Bethune College of Medicine, Jilin University presently has 5100 faculty and staff members (including staff working in teaching hospitals) among whom there are 246 professors, 418 associate professors and 106 doctoral degree advisors, the three affiliated comprehensive hospitals totalize 5500 open beds for the patients and the internship students.

It offers 3 post-doctoral programs (Basic Medicine, Clinical Medicine and Biology), 2 first-level doctoral programs (Basic Medicine and Biology), 14 second-level doctoral programs and 38 second-level master’s degree programs. All the doctoral programs and master’s degree programs covering all the basic and clinical medicine specialties are available for international students in English and Chinese medium.

The college has one national key discipline (Neuropathy), one key laboratory of Ministry of Education, PRC (Pathological Biology Laboratory), and 14 key disciplines at provincial level. Jilin University has 19 training centers and research institutes at national or provincial level. 4055 beds are available in the three main teaching hospitals of Norman Bethune College of Medicine, Jilin University.

The college is also active in international cooperation and exchange programs, and has established ties with 26 educational institutions and academic organizations in countries and districts such as Japan, Canada, USA, Great Britain, Sweden and Hong Kong.

Norman Bethune College of Medicine, Jilin University will in the future utilize all the resources of a key research university by carrying forward the spirit of Norman Bethune to achieve the goals of strengthening academic programs. The College of Medicine always keeps, improving management of medical education and research by positioning the college at the leading edge of research and development in medical sciences. It also provides high quality and internationally competent medical professionals who will bring innovative ability and good morality to the society.

Programs Introduction

MBBS Program (English Medium) :

MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) program in Norman Bethune College of Medicine, Jilin University is a program enrolls international undergraduates and teaches them in English medium for 6 academic years. The whole process of teaching and cultivation of international students is carried out strictly according to related international standards of medical education.

Up to now, there are more than 500 international students enrolled in this program. International students study courses such as Physiology, Histology & Embryology, Human Anatomy, Microbiology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, Internal Medicine, Surgery and so on.

MBBS program has been given great importance by the College. Each semester, a panel of experts of the college select competent and responsible teachers with proficiency in English as lecturers and instructors for international students. Experienced and responsible teachers who help international students with adapting to new environment and improving study in China are provided as tutors for some international students.

All the teaching and administrative staffs have been making efforts to achieve the objective of MBBS program and are doing their best to make the international students’ study life here successful.

1. Objective Of Training :

The objective of the MBBS program is to cultivate medical professionals of international standards in the global medical field by fulfilling requirements of medical education of WHO. Professionals equipped with solid basic medical knowledge and certain clinical techniques, with occupational value and ethics, and competent in communication and innovation are nurtured here.

3. Major Experimental Activities :

Experiment for basic Medicine, Hospital Visit, Internships.

5. Degree to be awarded

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

2. Core Courses / MBBS Subjects :

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.

4. Duration of Study

6 years.

Clinical Medicine (Chinese Medium) :
1. Objective Of Training :

The objective of this program is to cultivate medical professionals of international standard in global medical field by fulfilling requirements of medical education of WHO. Professionals equipped with efficient basic medical knowledge and certain clinical techniques, with occupational value and ethics, and competent in communication and innovation are nurtured here.

3. Major Experimental Activities

Experiment for basic Medicine, Hospital Visit, Internships.

5. Degree to be awarded

Bachelor of Medicine

2. Core Courses

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.

4. Duration of Study

6 Years

Traditional Chinese Medicine
(including acupuncture, program in Chinese) :
1. Objective Of Training :

The objective of this program is to nurture herbalist doctors proficient in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine, with occupational value and ethics who are able to hand down the characteristics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, mastering theoretical knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine and competent in curing illness in the dialectical way of Traditional Chinese Medicine, catering to the requirements of global medical work.

3. Major Experimental Activities

Experiment for basic Medicine, Hospital Visit, Internships.

5. Degree to be awarded

Bachelor of Medicine

2. Core Courses

Basic knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Diagnostics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Science of Chinese Material Medicine, Pharmacology of Traditional Chinese medical formulae, Science of Seasonal Febrile Disease, Surgery of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Internal Medicine of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Science of Acupuncture and Massage, Anthropotomy, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Rehabilitation Medicine, etc.

4. Duration of Study

5 Years

Rehabilitation Medicine (program in Chinese) :
1. Objective Of Training :

The objective of this program is to nurture innovative rehabilitation therapists (physiotherapists, occupational therapists) with practical ability, proficient in theoretical knowledge and basic skills of Rehabilitation Medicine on the basis of good mastery of basic theory and knowledge of Basic Medicine and Clinical Medicine, catering to the professional requirements of the Rehabilitation Medicine and requirements put forward by the development of medicine in present era.

3. Major Experimental Activities :

Experiment for basic Medicine, Hospital Visit, Internships.

5. Degree to be awarded

Bachelor of Science

2. Core Courses

Medical physics, Biodynamics, Anthropotomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Physiopathology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Behavioral Sciences and Rectification, Chinese Traditional Rehabilitation Medicine (Acupuncture and Massage etc.), Geratology, Medical Psychology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, etc.

4. Duration of Study

4 years.

Short-term Training Program
(taught in Chinese with qualified translators) :

These are the following short-term training programs available
for international students

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Anaplasty and Cosmetology
  • Acupuncture
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Cypridopathy
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Medical Ultrasonics

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