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Chongqing Medical University

Chongqing Medical University (CQMU; simplified Chinese: 重庆医科大学; traditional Chinese: 重慶醫科大學), previously referred to as the Chongqing University of Medical Sciences (CQUMS), was established in 1956 in Chongqing, China.[1] It was originally a branch of the Shanghai First Medical College (now named the Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University).[2]

Chongqing Medical University
Chongqing Medical University logo.png
TypePublic university
CampusYuzhong District Shapingba District


CQMU is a state key university under the administration of the Chongqing Municipal Government with an integrated educational system of baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral programs in medicine as well as other health-related fields.[citation needed]

It is one of approximately 30 medical universities in China that are approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education to enrol foreign students into the English-medium MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) program.[2] It is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the ECFMG (Educational Committee for Foreign Medical Graduates) in the United States.

Organization and affiliationsEdit

CQMU has five hospitals directly under its administration, which are all rated as “Upper First-class Hospitals” in China.[citation needed] There are more than 6,000 beds in these hospitals. The annual outpatient visits total 5.5 million and the annual inpatient visits are 150,000.

In addition, CQMU has five affiliated hospitals indirectly under its administration, 27 teaching and clinical practicing hospitals, ten colleges, six departments, and a nursing school.[citation needed] Two more affiliated hospitals are currently under construction.

On the research front, CQMU has three state key laboratories under the Ministry of Education, one state key laboratory under the Chongqing Ministry of Science & Technology, one national engineering research center, 18 municipal key laboratories, 11 research institutes, six research centers, and 22 research laboratories.[citation needed]

Academic programs and researchEdit

CQMU offers five postdoctoral programs, 26 doctoral programs, 53 masters programs, and 46 specialities for undergraduates.[citation needed] It has four state key disciplines and 43 municipal key disciplines.

CQMU has accomplished several large-scale research projects including some state-level projects supported by the National Key Technology Research and Development Program in the 6th to 9th Five-year Plan for National Economic and Social Development, Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation, National Basic Research Program (known as '973 Program'), and the National Hi-Tech Research and Development Program (known as '863 Program').[citation needed]

The High-intensity Focused Ultrasonic Therapy System (HIFU), which was initiated by CQMU, is the first large-scale medical equipment system with completely independent intellectual property rights in China.[citation needed] It has been put into use in over 30 major hospitals in China and exported to about ten foreign countries, such as the EU, Russia, Japan, Korea, and Singapore.

The university publishes eight academic journals with international distribution.[citation needed]

Since 2008, CQMU has twice won the National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, once won the National Award for Technological Invention once, and won over 80 municipal awards.[citation needed] There are many international students from India, Indonesia, Republic of the Congo, Mauritius, Vietnam, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, etc.


  1. ^ "Chongqing Medical University". Retrieved 21 August 2014. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Chongqing Medical University". MBBS Program in China. CUCAS. Retrieved 21 August 2014. External link in |publisher=, |work= (help)

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