Kunming Medical University (KMU), formerly known as Kunming Medical College was founded. In 1933, Donglu University initiated a specialized associate program in medicine and this has since evolved and grown into the Kunming Medical University (KMU) of today. In 1956, the School became an independent 6 key higher education institutions in the province. Since its inception, Kunming Medical University has established itself as the largest specialized medical university in Yunnan and leads the way in medical education, scientific research, medical services and social service. Kunming Medical University has not only provided higher level medical education but also taken responsibility for the development of medical and health care in Yunnan Province. The over 70,000 graduates of KMU have made an outstanding contribution to the economic and social development of the whole province.
KMU has three campuses which occupies about 109 hectares. It has over 15,000 students, of which over 2,000 graduate students, and 6,750 staff and faculties, of which 1,450 professors and associate professors. There are 15 schools, 17 fields of undergraduate programs including Medical Science, Science, Management and Social Science 4 disciplines, 14 provincial key subjects, 2 provincial key laboratory, 15 provincial medical research centers, 1 provincial medical research division, 5 provincial medical training centers, 13 basic medical research divisions, 13 clinical medical research divisions, 2 provincial experimental teaching demonstration centers, 11 affiliated hospitals with more than 10,000 patient beds and 69 practice sites which provide a stable study and practical environment for the students.
KMU has been carrying out extensive scientific research on Yunnan's common, endemic and frequently encountered diseases, while constantly using the most advanced technologies for diagnosis and treatment. KMU is involved in several phases of scientific research. This includes basic, application and developmental research, involving multiple subjects and specialties. KMU is responsible for large numbers of national and provincial key scientific projects and international cooperation programs. KMU takes a leader in the province's research in the fields of medicine and healthcare.
Kunming Medical University has made remarkable achievements in the area of international exchange and cooperation. It has launched inter-institutional academic partnerships and exchange programs with medical schools and institutions in more than 20 countries worldwide, such as France, the U.S.A, Sweden, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. It also conferred the titles of honorary professor and guest professor to more than 60 foreign scholars. Since 1998, KMU has recruited and trained graduate students, undergraduate students, advanced medical training students and Chinese language learning students from over 30 countries and regions.
5-year programs: Clinical Medicine, Stomatology, Preventive Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Anesthesiology, Medical Imaging, Laboratory Medicine. 4-year programs: Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Preparation, Clinical Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Treatment, Nursing, Health Laboratory Medicine, Law (Medical Law), Labor & Social Security, Public Management (Public Health Management), Marketing Management, Medical Imaging Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology & Laboratory Diagnostics, Food Hygiene and Nutrition, Applied Psychology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Information Management & Information Systems.
Physiology, Neurophysiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Human Anatomy & Histology and Embryology, Immunology, Pathogenic Biology, Pathology and Pathophysiology, Forensic Medicine, Radiation Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Dermatology and Venereology, Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics, Nursing, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Oncology, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Sports Medicine, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Oral Basic Medicine, Oral Clinical Medicine, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Occupational and Environmental Health, Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Maternal and Child Health Care, Hygiene Toxicology, Basic Discipline of Chinese and Western Integrative, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Microbial and Biochemical Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Social Medicine and Public Health Management.
Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Dermatology and Venereology, Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics, Nursing, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Oncology, Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine.
Clinical electives for international students with an aim to improve their medical knowledge and skills, and help them to have a better understanding of Chinese medical education and its on going development. The program provides courses in two fields: clinical observation and laboratory techniques. Students are required to decide their interested fields before admission.
Traditional Chinese Medicine training program, such as massage, acupuncture, cupping therapy, etc., Combination of Chinese and Western Medicine training program and western medicine training program for the people who are interested in these fields to have a short time medical training.
Long-term Chinese courses ranging from 1 year to 3 years for language students and various-level of short-term Chinese courses. Students will receive all-round training in terms of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Chinese or English is the studying language in both hospitals and laboratories. French can be used in some departments in the hospitals.