Introduction to Hebei Medical University

Hebei Medical University  is a university in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, P. R. China. Established in 1894, it is one of the oldest and AAA graded medical schools in China.

About Hebei Medical University

Currently there are 25,600 students totally studying in the Medical University. Hebei Medical University has long history of enrolling international students from countries including the USA, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, UK, India, Pakistan and Nepal. Currently there are over 400 international students. Total of more than 300 international students have already completed their Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University in 2010 – 2011.They are well posted in various hospitals in their home countries and some are even perusing post graduate degrees in renowned international Universities. After more than a hundred years development and evolution, Hebei Medical University has become a comprehensive medical university composed of western medicine, dentistry, anesthesiology, preventive medicine, medical imaging, advanced nursing science, pharmacology, pharmaceutics and other subjects. Now there are 14 colleges, and 15 specialties. MBBS is taught in English.The university has six affiliated hospitals, in which there are 4,566 in-patient beds. Four hospitals have been granted the status of “first-class hospitals in the third category”. In addition, it also has 60 teaching hospitals and practice bases providing students with sites of clinical teaching, specialist teaching and practice.

It carried out the first finger replantation surgery in China, and made the first diagnosis in the world of acute motor axonal neuropathy. It has 9 subjects and 4 laboratories assessed at provincial advanced level, and 6 research institutes at provincial level. The Chinese Academy of Preventive Medical Science has set up its Hebei Academic Branch in this university. Each year nearly 200 research projects are undertaken. In addition three national and eight provincial academic periodicals have been compiled and published here.

In the past few years, Hebei Medical University has become an important window of cultural and economic exchanges with the world. It has established closer cooperation with about ten medical colleges and research institutes of Japan, South Korea, America and France successively. 24 foreign experts have been invited to take the honorary positions of this university. Over 400 experts and professors have been sent abroad to give lectures or attend international academic conferences. Nearly 100 young teachers are assiduously studying abroad for Ph.D. degree. Its cooperation with the domestic and International colleges and universities has grown increasingly.

Hebei Medical University is turning on a new look and making great efforts to establish a superior comprehensive medical university with local characteristics to meet the needs of socialist.

Location

Hebei Medical University is located in Shijiazhuang, the capital and largest city of North China’s Hebei Province. Administratively a prefecture-level city, it is about 280 kilometers (170 mi) south of Beijing. Shijiazhuang is a newly industrialized city. It experienced dramatic growth after the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The population of the metropolitan area has more than quadrupled in only 30 years. It is a central hub of transportation routes.

Shijiazhuang is one of the advanced cities in vitalizing by technology & education in the county .It has a strong force of science and technology. The scientific and technological contribution to the economic growth is the first in the whole province.

Climate

The city has a continental, monsoon-influenced semi-arid climate, characterized by hot, humid summers due to the East Asian monsoon, and generally cold, windy. Spring can bear witness to sandstorms blowing in from the Mongolian steppe, accompanied by rapidly warming, but generally dry, conditions. Autumn is similar to spring in temperature and lack of rainfall. January averages −2.3 °C (27.9 °F), while July averages 26.8 °C (80.2 °F); the annual mean is 13.4 °C (56.1 °F). More than half of the annual rainfall occurs in July and August alone.

Transportation

Rail and Roads: Shijiazhuang is a transportation hub: it is at the intersection point of the -Guangzhou, Taiyuan-Dezhou, and Shuozhou-Huanghua railroads and many expressways, including the Beijing-Shenzhen and Taiyuan-Cangzhou Expressways.

Airport: The Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport is the province’s center of air transportation. It is located about 30 kilometers northeast of the city and can accommodate all types of medium and large-sized aircraft. Presently there are 32 domestic routes arriving at and departing from Shijiazhuang, including destinations such as Shanghai, Shenzhen, Dalian, Hong Kong, and other medium and large cities. In addition, the airport services 12 international destinations including four routes to Russia. The airport is currently being expanded and will be capable of being an alternate airport to Beijing Capital International Airport.

Hebei Medical University is about 3 km from downtown, 6 km from railway station, 40 km from Shijiazhuang ZhengDing international airport, 280 km from Beijing. It only takes one and a half hour by train from Shijiazhuang to Beijing.