Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), it’s history can be traced back from Zhejiang Medical School established in Hangzhou in 1912. Wenzhou Medical University is ranked as the 18th among the medical schools in China. Average passing rate of WMU graduates in Chinese Doctor’s License Examination is more than 80% and within the top 10% among all Chinese Medical Schools. The passing rate was the 5th place of the 147 medical schools in China. In 2015, the employment satisfaction rate was ranked the 2nd place among the graduates and the 5th place among the employers in China.
Wenzhou Medical University embraces internationalization in the course of its development. It has established partnerships with more than 80 universities and institutions all over the world, collaborating in scholar/student exchanges, joint education programs, joint research, etc. Two Confucius Institutes have been co-established with Burapha University in Thailand and SUNY College of Optometry respectively.
Wenzhou Medical University seeks to establish itself as a leading educational and research university deserving of international recognition- an institution emphasizing undergraduate medical education while vigorously developing graduated programs of the highest standard, maintaining medical disciplines as its core while promoting multi-disciplinary programs; and aspiring to serve the community and China as a whole with a global vision.
Wenzhou is located at the middle section of the circum-Pacific 18,000-kilometer-long west coast of China, intersecting the two economic zones of the Yangtze River and the Pearl River Deltas. It is the economic, cultural and transport center of south Zhejiang Province.
Wenzhou derives its present name from its mild climate. It is a part of those subtropiclal maritime regions with a humid climate, noticeable for its alternating dry and monsoon periods, with distinct seasons and abundant rainfall, yet without intense heat in the summer nor bitter cold in the winter.
Since Wenzhou is a coastal city, seafood is the most popular cuisine in the Chinese restaurants in Wenzhou and a lot of local dishes are based on seafood.
Composed of four campuses, WMU covers a total area of 1,900 mu with a building space of 550,000m. The university library has a collection of 2,250,000 volumes. WMU publishes five academic Journals and one academic newspaper, among which three journals are listed in CSTPCD. In addition, our journal, the Chinese Journal of Optometry & Ophthalmology and Visual Science, is listed as one of Chinese Medical Association Journals. Four of five affiliated hospitals are ranked as Grade 3 Class A. Besides, there are another 16 non-directly affiliated hospitals all around the province.
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