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About Wenzhou Medical College
About Wenzhou Medical College
Wenzhou Medical College, designated as a key university in Zhejiang, is an institution of higher learning under the leadership of Zhejiang Provincial Government. Its history can be traced back to Zhejiang Specialized Medical School established in Hangzhou in 1912, named “Zhejiang Second Medical College” at that time. In August 1958, part of Zhejiang Medical College was moved from Hangzhou to Wenzhou and began recruiting 5-year fulltime program students, hence the name Wenzhou Medical College (WMC).
WMC now offers 3 doctorate programs, 27 master programs, 26 bachelor programs and 1 7-year program leading to Master’s degree, involving medicine, science, administration, laws, engineering, arts and education. The program of Ophthalmology & Optometry, a creation combines Ophthalmology and Optometry into one program, is the most well-known key discipline among all the 17 provincial key disciplines in WMC.
WMC now has a total enrollment of over 11900 undergraduates and more than 600 postgraduates. It has over 800 professional staff among which some excellent ones are honorably put on the list of Talent Incubation Project, a governmental program aimed at training high-level professional manpower to implement the national strategy for social and economic development in the new century.
WMC is composed of three campuses, located respectively at Chashan, Xueyuan Road and Xiushan , covering an area of about 73 ha. (=1,100 mu) with a floor space of 460,000㎡. The college library has a collection of about 760,000 books and 1,189 categories of magazines and periodicals in Chinese or in foreign languages. Academic journals published and issued by WMC are Journal of Wenzhou Medical College, Chinese Journal of Optometry & Ophthalmology, Journal of Hepatopancreatobilliary Surgery, Zhejiang Traumatic Surgery and Laboratory Medical Education, of which the former 3 have been selected into “core scientific journals of China”. WMC has 10 affiliated hospitals with a total of nearly 7,000 beds.
Active in international cooperation in recent years, WMC has established cooperative relationships with over 20 colleges, universities or academic institutions abroad such as Sino-US joint OD program, staff/student exchange program, etc. WMC began accepting overseas students since 1999.
At present, all the faculty and staff are striving to attain the goal of becoming a high quality university that will enjoy high prestige for its own features and excellent academic performance, focused on the undergraduate education while actively developing graduate studies, with medical programs as its core harmonized by multi-disciplinary areas adapting to regional needs.
From 2006, Wenzhou Medical College was authorized to confer doctorate degrees in Ophthalmology, Surgery and Gynecology. Wenzhou Medical College is one of the first institutions authorized by the State Council to confer Master's degree. It offers 15 Master's degrees now in Ophthalmology & Optometry, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics, Anesthesia, Pathology and Physiology, Integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine & West Medicine, etc. The Program of Ophthalmology & Optometry is the first one established in China to train optometric professionals with medical background. Given their distinguished achievements in the optometric development, Ministry of Public Health of China based its first and only national Center of Optometry Research in WMC. A Sino-U.S. joint program for Doctorate of Optometry is now under way.
In recent years WMC has been very active in academic exchanges and friendly visits with other countries and regions. Intercollegiate relationships have been established with New England College of Optometry U.S.A., Pacific University U.S.A., University of Queensland Australia, Burapha University Thailand, Miyazaki Medical College Japan, Medical College China, Karl-Franzens University Graz Austria, Sun Yat-sen Medical University Taiwan, etc. Since 1999, WMC was authorized to enroll overseas students and open English medium program.
Wenzhou Medical College
Motto: "Make Efforts and Seek Truth"
President: Qu Jia
Faculty: 800 (Medical)
Location: Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China
Campus Area: Suburban, 73 Ha