Xuzhou Medical University, situated in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province(less than three hours by train to Beijing or Shanghai), a historical and cultural city known as “Thoroughfares to Five Provinces”, is an institution of higher education under the direct administration of Jiangsu Provincial Government. Established in 1958, XZMU has now become the center of medical education, medical service and medical research in the north of Jiangsu Province as well as in the whole Huaihai Economic Zone. It is also an independent higher medical institution with its distinct school characteristic. Since 2001, the college was consecutively ranked before fifty in comprehensive strength of national top medical colleges and universities. In 2005, XZMU successfully completed “Undergraduate Course Teaching Level Assessment by the Ministry of Education” with an “Excellence”. In 2005, XZMU began the education for international students. In 2013, XZMU is successfully authorized the right to grant doctoral degree.
There are four campuses in XZMU, covering an area of over 1200 Mu. Now the second extension project of the Main Campus has been put into use. There are fourteen affiliated hospitals (two under the direct administration of the college), five clinical institutes and more than eighty stable and high quality clinical teaching bases. XZMU has made great efforts to develop constantly and has produced a great number of medical workers for the society, with its study programs expanding gradually, the school strength enhanced and school characteristic becoming distinct. In 2007, two...
XZMU began to offer Master Degree programs in 1985, and now the number of the programs has reached 45, of which Clinical Medicine and Biology are first level key disciplines. Since 1993, XZMU has been training doctoral students jointly with China Medical University, Dalian Medical University, Nanjing Medical University and other establishments in the field of Anesthesiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Neurobiology, Human Anatomy, Histoembryology, etc. The anesthesiology specialty is the school characteristic and superiority. In 1986, approved by the State Educational Committee, XZMU took the lead in the nation to found the anesthesiology undergraduate course specialty. After many years’ efforts, the school has acquired much experience. “Research and Practice on Multi-level Anesthesiology Specialty Education with Chinese Characteristic” won the first prize for state-level teaching achievement. In 2007, the anesthesiology specialty was selected as “Characteristic Specialty Construction Spot of Higher Learning Institutions”.