Wenzhou Medical College is one of the best medical colleges in China located in the Wenzhou city. The college offers various medical degrees including MBBS, MD, BDS and many more to local as well as international students. Every year thousands of students from many countries like India, Nepal, and Pakistan etc. apply for pursuing their MBBS from WMC.
Wenzhou Medical College is known to be the key university in Zhejiang province. Its history comes from the establishment of Zhejiang Specialized Medical School in Hangzhou in the year 1912. At that time the college was named as Zhejiang Second Medical College. After a few years in august 1958, a part of Zhejiang Medical College was moved from Hangzhou to Wenzhou and started recruiting 5-year full-time program students. Then the name was finally changed to Wenzhou Medical College (WMC).
The university has three campuses located at Xueyuan Road, Xiushan and Chashan. The total area covered by the university is around 73 ha. (=1100 mu) with a building floor of 180,000 m2. WMC has a large library with a collection of 700,000 books and 1100 categories of periodicals either in Chinese as well as foreign languages. Wenzhou Medical College has 6 institutes, 1 animal center, and two affiliated hospitals with almost 2000 beds. The university also includes 15 centers of laboratory, among them 3 laboratories are used for ministerial level.
Wenzhou Medical College provides a total of 26 5-year Bachelor’s degree programs, a 7-year program leading to Master’s degree, 1 joint doctorate program and 3 doctorate programs. Currently there are around 12,000 undergraduates and nearly 700 postgraduates studying in the college. The faculty consists of more than 100 members with 550 professors and the equivalent academic titles.
Wenzhou Medical University has maintained very healthy relations with the medical universities in many countries. The college encourages its students to take part in academic exchanges and friendly visits with other universities. WMC has established intercollegiate relationships 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 and many more. In 2013, the status of WMC was upgraded to that of a university by the Chinese Ministry of Higher Education. Thus the name was changed to Wenzhou Medical University.
WMC is recognized by WHO, CMC & CSC. The university is officially authorized by the China Ministry of Education to enroll international students for MBBS and BDS in English medium. The curriculum of WMC is designed according to the international standards. The students are eligible to do internship in China. The university also provides scholarships for the medical students. The students, who complete their MBBS or any other medical degree from WMC, are eligible to appear in USMLE, PLAB and other screening tests.
The campus of Wenzhou Medical College is equipped with the up to date technology and high end infrastructure. The hostels are well secured and equipped with all the facilities. All the rooms are equipped with air conditioner, attached bathrooms, color TV, telephone, bed with furniture and other basic amenities like heater, internet access, public laundry and kitchen. The rooms in the hostels are designed to accommodate two students.
The students are not only provided theoretical knowledge but they are also provided with practical learning in the form of seminars, experiments, projects and student exchange programs. Apart from studies the students actively participate in sports, cultural festivals and other programs.