Hunan University of Chinese Medicine
The Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine was originally founded in 1934 as a vocational school, and its medical specialization persists to this day. Students looking to expand their understanding of eastern medical traditions and techniques, or who wish to study modern specialties (neurology, cardiology, obstetrics, etc.) from the Chinese perspective are encouraged to consider Hunan as their study abroad destination.
Currently, Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine boasts 11 schools which oversee 20 colleges or institutes including: the College of Western Medicine (MBBS), the College of Neurology, the College of Cardiology, the College of Pediatrics, the College of Acupuncture and Massage, the College of combined Chinese and Western Medicine, The College of Pharmacy, Nursing and more.
Students at HNCTCM can expect hands-on instruction in one of the university's various teaching hospitals, as well as support from the School of International Education, which is responsible for assisting overseas students with admission, visa and logistical concerns while they study at Hunan.
Changsha, where the university is located, is the capital of Hunan, a subtropical province located in central China. The city was founded on a branch of the Yangtze River and is surrounded on all sides by mountains and a number of smaller rivers. Recently, Changsha has begun developing itself as a cultural center, and is home to a large portion of the entertainment industry in China, producing popular television programs, music and fashion. Its central location means that travel to other major Chinese cities is available by rail or air, and the international airport in Changsha offers daily flights to destinations like Hong Kong, Seoul, Bangkok and others.