North Sichuan Medical University

North Sichuan Medical University (NSMU) is a government-run university of medicine in Sichuan Province. It is located in Nanchong, the second largest higher education center of Sichuan Province. Nanchong is a famous city.

It is known for the origin of the Three Kingdoms Culture. The North Sichuan Medical University’s two campuses occupy an area of over 820,000 square meters. The University is responsible for the medical care of about 30 million people in the surrounding area of nearly 100,000 km.

North Sichuan Medical University enrolls students both at home and abroad, and there are now on campus 13,000 students studying for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Under the guidance of its motto, “Commitment, Fraternity, Honesty and Creativity", the college has developed into an important national and provincial center of high medical education, disease prevention, and rheumatism treatment since its establishment in 1951.

In recent years, the college has undertaken 8 national research projects, 5 projects from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Public Health and State Chinese Medicine Administration, and 238 provincial key and scientific research projects.

It has won 52 prizes, including 28 provincial prizes topping all the colleges in Sichuan Province in 2003; in 2004, first, second, third prizes totaling 7, one of which was recommended for a national prize. It has published 3,100 scientific research papers, 58 treatises, among which 54 papers have been embodied by SCI and ET.


The curriculum planning shall include the following three parts:

(1). Chinese culture and natural science courses, including an overview of China's culture, Chinese language, Chinese medical terminology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, physical education, etc. It is required to pass the examinations of these courses respectively.

(2). Basic medical sciences, behavioral science, humanities, social science and medical ethics, preventive medicine and clinical medicine. It is also required to pass the examinations of these courses respectively.

(3.) Internship. The institutions shall meticulously organize the reasonable arrangement of the internship. The duration of the internship is one year (at least 48 weeks).

In order to facilitate their learning and life in China and contact with patients in their medical practice, the Chinese language shall be a compulsory course during the whole undergraduate medical program in English for international students.


Human Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, physiology, Biochemics, pharmacology, preventive medicine, diagnostics, internal medicine, chirurgery, Gynecotokology, Pediatrics, Traditional Chinese Medicine.


The University affiliated hospitals provide internship opportunities for international students.