Norman Bethune College of Medicine Jilin University is the former Norman Bethune Medical University, set in 1939, initially a military medical school. Supported by the MOH and MOE in China, it acts as an important base with considerable scale and academic ability in medical education and research.
The college presently has 2,063 teachers, including 502 professors, 661 associate professors, 171 doctoral degree advisors, 1 academician, 1 national best teacher and 2 Cheung Kong Scholars.
It offers 1 national key discipline in Neurology, 13 provincial key disciplines, and 5 national elite courses etc. It also has 1 Pathobiology key laboratory under MOE, 5 Clinical Medicine research and teaching offices, 5 experiment centers, 31 training or research institutions and 3 clinical medicine schools with over 5055 beds. The Clinical Medicine in JLU is a national sub-level key discipline, ranking as the 12th among medical schools in China. It wins the grant from the national project as a featured program.
The international students' education was started from the 50s of last century. Now among the 2020 medical students in the college, 465 are from foreign countries such as the United States, Britain, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Congo, Sudan, Zambia, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Somalia i.e. The first batch of MBBS program students arrived in the medical college in 2005 and they graduated smoothly in 2011. Jilin University has been approved by MOE as qualified university to offer MBBS program since 2007.
The medical college has undertaken all-around academic exchanges to deepen the international cooperation with Japan, Canada, the United States, Britain, Sweden, and Hong Kong etc 80 colleges or organizations in 26 countries or regions. Through cooperation, they have got a group of outstanding scientific research achievements in the stem cell tissue engineering, malignant tumor, the prostate gland disease prevention and control, and fungi study i.e. JLU is recognized by WHO and the graduates of MBBS program are eligible to take the Medical Licensing Examinations held by the medical councils in different countries such as MCI, PMDC, USMLE, HPCSA, SCHS etc.