MBBS (in English)


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MBBS (in English)

  • This program is the construction spot of national-level featured major, it ranks the 4th among medical colleges in China.
  • SYSU is one of 30 universities qualified by the MOE of China to accept MBBS international students.
  • All courses taught in English, without Chinese language proficiency requirements.
  • SYSU is listed in the WHO World Directory of Medical Schools and the graduates of MBBS programs are eligible to take the Medical Licensing Examinations held by the medical councils in different countries such as MCI, PMDC, USMLE, HPCSA, SCHS etc.

Sun Yat-sen University was approved as one of the thirty universities by the Ministry of Education of China to enroll international students majoring in MBBS (Program of Clinical Medicine taught in English). The program follows the “Provisional Regulations on Quality Control Standards of English-Taught Medical Undergraduate Education for International Students in China”, and practices the academic principles of consolidating theoretical knowledge and focusing on technical skills, interdisciplinary studies, and clinical practice.

Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) started the MBBS program in2006 and has since gained recognition and approval from the medical councils in India, Thailand, Nepal and many more nations. To date, two batches of international students totaling 194 from India, Thailand, Nepal, and other countries have graduated successfully from the University.

Zhongshan School of Medicine

First established as Boji Medical School in 1866, Zhongshan School of Medicine (SYSU-SOM) is the oldest school of Western medicine in China. Today it is proud to stand among the top tier of medical schools nationwide. SYSU-SOM owns the largest comprehensive healthcare system in China, including 5 comprehensive and3 specialized hospitals and 13 branch community hospitals with over 11,000 beds, 13 million outpatient visits and 200,000 in-patient surgeries every year. The institution stands as a leader in medical and scientific education and training, biomedical research, and patient care in the country and enjoys high reputation at home and abroad, especially in Southeast Asia.

SYSU-SOM’s reputation for quality education, scientific innovation, and social services has attracted an outstanding and diverse array of teachers and students, with over 18,000 full-time faculty members and clinicians, and 8,915 medical and health sciences undergraduates and post-graduate students, which includes over 400 international students from 28 countries. SYSU-SOM also has high-quality medical education resources that help to attract the best medical degree candidates.

Additionally, our medical students have won first prize in the National Competition of Clinical Skills for Medical College Students for three consecutive years. We have established stable co-operations in medical education and research with many internationally renowned institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, the Karolinska Institute, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Birmingham University.

Cultivation Requirements

The MBBS program consists of six academic years and requires 284 total credits, including 256 credits of compulsory courses and 28 credits of elective courses. There are 54 courses in this major, including 46 specialized classes and8 optional classes.

Main Courses

  1. Chinese
  2. Introduction to China and Chinese culture
  3. Introduction to Chinese Society and Culture (Practice )
  4. Chemistry
  5. Mathematics
  6. Medical Physics
  7. Physical Education
  8. Medical Chinese terminology
  9. Medical Chinese
  10. Medical Biology &Cell Biology
  11. Basic Anatomy
  12. Medical Ethics
  13. Clinical Anatomy
  14. Histology and Embryology
  15. Physiology
  16. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  17. Medical Immunology
  18. Medical Microbiology
  19. Molecular Medicine Skills
  20. Human Parasitology
  21. Pathology
  22. Pharmacology
  23. Experimental Physiological Science
  24. Pathophysiology
  25. Preventive Medicine &Community Medicine
  26. Medical Statistics
  27. Epidemiology
  28. Introduction to Basic Medical CoursesDiagnostics
  29. Medical Genetics
  30. Forensic Medicine
  31. Internal Medicine
  32. Surgery
  33. Gynecology & Obstetrics
  34. Pediatrics
  35. Medical Imageology
  36. Traditional Chinese Medicine (including Acupuncture )
  37. Neurology
  38. Psychiatry
  39. Oncology
  40. Infectious Diseases
  41. Orthopedics
  42. Emergency Medicine
  43. Otorhinolaryngology
  44. Clinical Skills Training
  45. Rehabilitation Medicine
  46. Clinical Practice
  47. Computer Science
  48. Medical Psychology
  49. Stomatology
  50. Anaesthesiology
  51. Ophthalmology
  52. Dermatology
  53. Evidence-Based Medicine
  54. Medical Literature Retrieval and Utilization

Entry Requirements

  1. Students should come from English-speaking countries. If not, a minimum score of 60 on the TOEFL iBT or a minimum IELTS score of 6 is required.
  2. Age requirements: 18 years or above.
  3. Senior high school graduation qualification.
  4. Scores of English in high school records should be Grade C or above (70 points or above out of 100).
  5. Scores of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology in high school records should be Grade D or above (60 points or above out of 100), and Grade C or above in at least one of the subjects among mathematics, physics, and chemistry.
  6. Record of good behavior
  7. Good health (including no color blindness)
  8. Applicants who have graduated from high school but not yet received graduation diplomas should provide supplementary documentation from schools verifying their status.
  9. Students are required to take an entrance exam organized by Sun Yat-sen University, which covers mathematics, chemistry, and physics.
Last updated Dec 2017

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