Hubei University of Medicine (HUM) was founded as Wuhan Medical College, Yunyang School in November 1965 and renamed Tongji Medical University, Yunyang Medical College in 1986. In 1994, HUM was independently instituted as Yunyang Medical College under the Approval of the State Education Commission. In 1996, Yunyang Medical College passed the National Undergraduate Teaching Quality Assessment (TQA) an accreditation organized by the State Education Commission. In 2006 Yunyang Medical College was evaluated as “Excellent” in the TQA conducted by the Ministry of Education. In 2010, Yunyang Medical College was renamed Hubei University of Medicine under the approval of Hubei Provincial Government and the Ministry of Education. In 2012, HUM was authorized by the State Council to be qualified of granting Master’s Degrees as well as to enroll international students. After 50 years development, HUM is becoming the premier medical university located in the joint area of central China and west China, the adjacent area of Hubei, Chongqing, Shanxi and Henan province, where the population is around 26,000,000.
HUM’s campus covers 1,175,400 square meters, of which 390,000 square meters are for teaching and administration. The fixed assets amount to 2.683 billion RMB, with the teaching and research facilities making up 455 million RMB in assets. The HUM library has a collection of 840,000 volumes. The campus network is the only node for the China Education and Research network (CERNET) in the northwest of Hubei Province.
HUM has 908 full-time faculty, of which 180 are professors and 277 associate professors. The HUM staff holds 714 post-bachloret degrees. HUM has 3 Experts of Provincial “100 Scientific and Technological Talents Plan”, 1 researcher from the Provincial “111 Project”, 11 Chutian Scholars, 36 experts with the State Council or the Provincial Government Special Allowance, 45 experts with the title of Provincial or Municipal Outstanding Contributor, and 68 Provincial or Municipal Research Leaders. The University has appointed over 70 distinguished scholars and experts as Honorary Professors, Visiting Professors, Special Professors or Chief Research Leaders, including Mr. Ferid Murad (Nobel laureate and member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences) and Academician Mr. Qian Xue.
HUM can educate postgraduate and international students. The Provincial Key Disciplines (Level 1) are Clinical Medicine, Basic Medicine and Nursing. The Involving Disciplines of Chutian Scholar Program Surgery are, Internal Medicine, Human Anatomy, Embryology and Anesthesiology. HUM consists of more than 10 laboratories of national or provincial level. In recent years HUM has undertaken 525 research projects, of which 492 papers are cited by SCI. EI, ISTP. The University has published 331 books and textbooks. HUM has also won 52 provincial or ministry awards and has been granted 159 patents. 117 research achievements have passed Achievement Appraisal.
HUM’s enrollment includes 15,000 full-time students. HUM has the authority to grant Bachelor’s Degrees in medicine, engineering, management and science. There are currently 12 programs for undergraduates including Clinical Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Anesthesiology. Anesthesiology and Nursing majors are National Distinction Majors under implementation and Hubei Provincial Brand Majors. Dentistry, Pharmacy and Clinical Medicine are Hubei Provincial Distinction Majors. The five affiliated hospitals are the highest Level Three hospitals in the country, with 6 million out-patients and 300,000 in-patients annually.