Ningbo University School of Medicine (NUSM) trains physicians, surgeons, dentists, nurses, biomedical researchers, physical therapists, illustrators and many other health care professionals in its institutes of Preventive Medicine, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, Nursing and Center for Behavioral Neuroscience. NUSM has 7 affiliated and 8 teaching hospitals. MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery), BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) and various other undergraduate and graduate programs are taught in English. The Ningbo MBBS is a six-year undergraduate degree. It is an interdisciplinary course, combining biomedical sciences and clinical skills training. The medical curriculum provides an interdisciplinary program, organised to provide integration of structure and function within the biomedical sciences. It presents a continually expanding level of medical experience, starting in the first semester of the course. In the first year, the basic medical sciences are taught in the context of their relevance to patient care. Later in the course, clinical teaching builds upon and reinforces this strong scientific foundation.
The MBBS 6-year programme in Medicine is designed to equip you with a fundamental knowledge and understanding of medicine, and to develop the skills and attitudes you need in order to apply that knowledge in practice. It is essential for doctors to be able to relate well to their patients and demonstrate empathy and respect for them. The programme therefore places considerable emphasis on developing your expertise in a whole range of practical areas, including clinical, communication, observation, teamwork and management skills.