West China Center of Medical
Sciences (WCCMS), Sichuan University
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Welcome to study MBBS in the world class medical school i.e.”West China School of
Medicine” of the world class university i.e. Sichuan University, of the People’s Republic of
China in Chengdu ,capital of Sichuan Province as well as the main business center of
South West China.
Sichuan University (SCU),established in 1896 is one of the national key universities directly
under the Ministry of Education (MOE) in China and one of the state "211 Project" and “985
Project” universities receiving privileged government support in the Ninth Five-Year Plan
Project 211” is a project of 106 (as of 2007) Key universities and colleges in the 21st
century initiated in 1995 by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China.
On May 4, 1998, then-President Jiang Zemin declared that "China must have a number of
first-rate universities of international advanced level", so Project 985 was begun. There are
only 39 top universities in Project 985 out of about 3000 universities in China.
Sichuan University (SCU), as it is now, is the result of a merge of three key national
universities. In 1994, the original Sichuan University merged with the Chengdu University of
Science and Technology (CUST), a national university under the Ministry of Education. In
2000, Sichuan University merged with the world famous West China University of Medical
Sciences (WCUMS), a key medical university , under the Ministry of Health.
Sichuan University has become one of the top 500 universities in the world !
“At present, SCU has the widest coverage of disciplines and the largest scale of operation in
There are 37 key disciplines at the national level, 14 "211 Project" key disciplines, 66 key
disciplines at the provincial and ministerial level, 6 national bases for personnel training in
basic disciplines and scientific research, and a teaching base for engineering courses.
Besides, it has 27 first-class disciplines to grant Doctor's degree and Master's degree, 228
second-class disciplines to grant Doctor's degree, 345 Master programs, 9 specialized
degree programs, and 26 post-doctor stations.
The 121 bachelor programs cover the major fields in liberal arts, sciences, engineering,
medicine and agriculture. SCU has more than 70 thousand students others are in the
application process .
Sichuan University has established friendly cooperative ties with over 100 universities and
research institutes from over 30 countries and regions. They include American Harvard
University, Princeton University, Yale University, Washington University, Chandler
Medical Center, Kentucky University in America, London University, University of
Leicester in England, University of Toronto in Canada, Latrobe University in Australia,
Hiroshima University in Japan, etc
About West China School of Medicine
West China School of Medicine or West China Center of Medical Sciences, Sichuan
University, was founded in 1910, within what was then the Medical College, West China
Union University, by 5 Christian Missions from United States, Great Britain and Canada .
Before it was merged with Sichuan University in 2000, by the decision of Chinese Central
government, it used to be called West China University of Medical Sciences or Huaxi
West China University Medical Sciences has been one of the 8 Key Medical Universities
ranking third in China.
West China School of Medicine has been regarded as one of the top 5 medical schools in
China for the last 50 years.
According to the ranking of medical schools in China, in 2004,
West China School of Medicine of Sichuan University has been graded as A among top 7
medical schools out of more than about 150 medical schools in China.
West China School of Medicine consists of 5 Divisions:
- Clinical Medicine,
- Laboratory Medicine
- Higher Nursing Education
- Maternity and Child Hygiene, and
- Allied Health Professions.
There are more than 2000 students pursuing their Bachelor’s degrees and about 1000
students pursuing their Master’s or Doctoral degrees.
The school enjoys a reputation for its long tradition of high quality medical education.
West China School of Medicine is one of the most renowned institutes of the advanced
medical education, which enjoys a good reputation both at home and abroad .
The West China School of Medicine provides more than 30 Graduate Education
Programs, including Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics,
Ophthalmology, ENT, Neurology, Psychology, Derma-tology, Oncology, Anaesthesiology,
Radiology, Laboratory Medicine, Nursing, Emerging Medicine, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation
Medicine, Sports Medicine, Evidence-based Medicine, Transplantation Medicine, GLP/GCP,
Clinical Genetics, Combined TCM and Western Medicine, Pathology, Pathophysiology,
Physiology, Biochem-istry and Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, and others The Medical
Graduate Education program provides research degree and professional degree programs,
which will award master’s degrees and doctoral degrees correspondingly.
Each year, West China School of Medicine welcomes approximately 340 new master’s
students and 150 new doctoral students, who come from all over China, including Taiwan
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