Kunming Medical University

In 1933, Donglu University initiated a specialized associate program in medicine and this has ever since evolved and grown into Kunming Medical University (KMU) of today.

In 1937, the program was expanded and became known as the School of Medicine of Yunnan University, formerly known as Donglu University. In 1956, the School became an independent medical education institution, known as Kunming Medical College ever since. In 1993, Kunming Medical College was listed among the six keys higher education institutions in the province. Since its inception, Kunming Medical University had over 80,000 graduates, and it has established itself as the largest specialized medical university in Yunnan and led the way in medical education, scientific research and medical services.

The university campus occupies 109 hectares. It has over 15,000 students, of which more than 2,000 are postgraduate students. The university has 6,750 staff and faculties, and over 1,450 are professors and associate professors.

KMU has 17 schools, offering 4 disciplines in medicine, science, management and social science,17 Bachelor's Degree programs, 42 Master's Degree programs, and 1 Doctor's Degree program (including 17 fields). It has 7 research institutes, 11 affiliated hospitals, 9 teaching hospitals, 38practice hospitals, 9 forensic medicine sites, 6 preventive medicine practice sites, 4 pharmaceutical practice sites, and 2 optical practice sites. All of these provide KMU students with a stable learning and practicing network and environment.

With a collection of nearly 1,413,500 paper books and 9 digital databases with medical literature in English, the university library has been designated as a part of Yunnan's Central Sharing Library Network of National Literature. It is also a First-class Repository for Chinese Medical and Academic Literature. KMU is a National Trial Center of Clinical Medicine, and Yunnan Provincial Expert Testimony Center.

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