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.
XZMU has about 17,000 students and 1400 teachers and offers a full range of courses for 28 undergraduate, specialties, which covers the major medical discipline specialties, including Clinical Medicine, Anesthesiology, Optometry, Medical Imageology, Medical Rehabilitation, Preventive Medicine, Nutriology, Stomatology, Oral Restoration Technology, Nursing, Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology, Biomedical Engineering and Public Administration, Medical Imaging Engineering, etc. Clinical Medicine and Nursing specialty also recruit international students.
XZMU began to offer Master’s Degree programs in 1985, and now the number of programs has reached 45, of which Clinical Medicine and Biology are first-level key disciplines to grant doctor degrees. 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’s characteristic and superiority. In 1986, approved by the State Educational Committee, XZMU took the lead in the nation to find the anesthesiology undergraduate course specialty. After many years’ of effort, the school has acquired much experience. “Research and Practice on Multi-level Anesthesiology Specialty Education with Chinese Characteristics” won the first prize for state-level teaching achievement. In 2007, the anesthesiology specialty was selected as the “Characteristic Specialty Construction Spot of Higher Learning Institutions”.