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Clinical Medicine/MBBS

The undergraduate programs in Clinical Medicine and Nursing at SUMC are open to international students.


Clinical Medicine Program

Encouraged by the Ministry of Education of China, we  have opened our Clinical Medicine/MBBS bachelor’s degree program to international students since 2010. You can choose the program conducted in English or Chinese. The program has been registered with the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). The program is for international students who have a general interest in China and have the ambition to become an outstanding international clinician capable of practicing medicine in different countries around the world. The admitted international students join our top Chinese students in the elite classes. SUMC is committed to providing international students with quality medical education experiences that enable them to become competent physicians with solid medical knowledge, adequate clinical skills and professionalism. In 2013, SUMC passed the Ministry of Education’s national inspection of foreign student programs in medical schools, and we were encouraged to increase enrollment as our program was well recognized.

The program is five to six years in duration and leads  to a bachelor degree. The program effectively integrates basic medical science with advanced clinical training. Applicants who have successfully completed university  courses / A-Level / IB / AP / STPM / UEC or equivalent including Mathematics,  Physics and Chemistry are eligible to apply for exemption for these courses and  may graduate earlier subject to approval by our Teaching Department.

The curriculum includes basic courses, theoretical courses, skill training courses, elective courses, clinical courses and  clinical internship. In the English-medium program, courses are taught in English by qualified basic science and clinical faculties, with established international textbooks and publications as references for the students. 

SUMC adopts a student-centered educational model based on the concept of life-long learning and focused on skills development and attitude cultivation. Through interactive projects, joint case studies, group debates, book discussions and journal clubs, and effective self-study, students at SUMC quickly develop their professional competencies and skills. SUMC students are encouraged to experience clinical practice throughout the entire program. Actual clinical exposure is maximized through elective courses, bedside instruction sessions, health services charity projects, clinical rotations and intensive clinical internships in SUMC-affiliated hospitals. The Simulated Medical Center at SUMC, a state-of-the-art clinical simulation and learning center designed as an actual modern hospital, efficiently facilitates the acquisition of the professional skills and competencies required in clinical practice through the use of sophisticated simulation models, multimedia learning systems and professional standardized patients. 


International Assessment System 

To assess student performance, we use internationally accepted assessment instruments such as Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), Teaching Objective Structured Clinical Examination (TOSCE), etc. 

Our students are also encouraged to take part in international assessments and exams such as United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). The pass rates of our students in China’s National Medical Licensure Examination have retained 100% (vs the national average pass rate 20%), while our selected students have achieved a pass rate of 93-98% in the USMLE exams in the past  years. 

Our international graduates have gained their residency  positions in USA, Thailand and Malaysia.. 


Research Opportunities

Strengthening the training of the research abilities of our students is also an important part of our “top-notch education”. Vigorous scientific training and cultivation of students’ scientific thinking and scientific attitude have been incorporated into our teaching plan. Students are offered with laboratory instructions and research opportunities.


Click here to learn more about eligibility, requirements and application process. 

Graduation, Degree and Commencement

In order to graduate with a Bachelor Degree from SUMC, you must

 Make sure you satisfy all SUMC requirements;

 Complete all the required courses and pass all the required examinations;

 Fulfill your financial obligations to the school.

Upon graduation, a Bachelor Degree of Medicine accredited by the Ministry of Education of China will be awarded.

Commencement for all graduating students is held every year in June. It is a university-wide event. Families, friends, and guests are invited to celebrate this important milestone with their graduates.

Commencement  held in the STU Sports Park