HUBEI UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE is located in the center of Shiyan, the “Motor City,” in Hubei Province, China. Shiyan boasts several tourist attractions such as Wudang Mountain (a sacred place of Taoism), Danjiangkou Reservoir (the largest artificial freshwater lake in Asia) and Shengnongjia Forest.
HUM was founded in 1965. In 1996, it was among the first to pass the National Undergraduate Teaching Quality Assessment (TQA) accreditation organized by the State Education Commission. In 2006, it was evaluated as excellent in the Undergraduate TQA conducted by the Ministry of Education. HUM’s facilities cover 421,800 square meters, of which 117,000 square meters are for teaching and administration. Its fixed assets amount to one billion yuan. Its teaching and research equipment are valued at over 100 million yuan. Its library has a collection of 838,400 volumes.
HUM has over 15,000 full-time students and over 1,000 faculty and staff. It offers 12 undergraduate programs, covering medicine, science, management and engineering. The current undergraduate programs include clinical medicine, nursing, anesthesiology, medical imaging, pharmacy, pharmaceutical engineering, medical laboratory science, dentistry, public health administration, information management and systems, rehabilitation therapy and bio-science. The university hosts two nationally recognized majors, five provincially recognized majors, seven provincially recognized courses, three provincial teaching model centers and five first-rate level three hospitals. The five affiliated hospitals are the highest Level Three hospitals in the country, with six million out-patients and 300,000 in-patients annually. Along with emphasis on undergraduate education, HUM is developing graduate, overseas students and continuing education.