Kunming Medical University, previously known as Kunming Medical College, is a medical school located in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China.
In 1933, Donglu University initiated specialized program in medicine, which was the origin of today’s medical education at the Kunming Medical University (KMU). In 1937, with the development of the program, the School of Medicine was established and affiliated to the Yunnan University that was former Donglu University. In 1956, the School became an independent medical school and was named with Kunming Medical College, and in 1993 it was listed as one of the key higher institutions in the Yunnan province. In 2012, after the evaluation of the Ministry of Education of China, the college was updated to the university level and was renamed with Kunming Medical University. Presently, Kunming Medical University has become the largest specialized medical university in Yunnan province.
The university campus occupies 125.4 hectares. It has about 15,000 students, of which more than 1,400 are graduate students. The University has 6,000 staff, and over 1,150 are professors and associate professors.
The KMU has 13 schools, offering 15 Bachelor’s Degree programs, 34 Master’s Degree programs, and 1 Doctor’s Degree program. It has 5 research institutes, 9 affiliated hospitals, 9 teaching hospitals, 39 practice hospitals, 9 forensic medicine sites, 6 preventive medicine practice sites, 4 pharmaceutical practice sites, and 2 optical practice sites. All of this provides KMU students a stable studying and practicing environment.
With a collection of nearly 100,000 books, the university library has been designated as Yunnan’s Central Sharing Library Network of National Literature. It is also a First-class Repository for China’s Medical and Academic Literature. KMU is a National Clinical Medicine Trial Center, and Yunnan Provincial Expert Testimony Center.
The 9 affiliated hospitals of Kunming Medical University have over 9,800 patient beds. Seven of the Affiliated Hospitals are accredited as Level-A Tertiary General Hospitals of China.